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Weeping Volcano, Hot-Plate Earth: Day 5 on the Laugavegur Trail

I awoke with one of my last first breaths in Iceland. I reached my hands towards the bunk above me, I yawned, I took another breath. I started contemplating each breath, wondering which would be the last one here in … Continue reading

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Gilded Forests, Yawning Chasms: Day 4 on the Laugavegur Trail

I woke up on a mountain. No, scratch that, a bunk bed, but close enough. The mountains visible out the window of the hut were my Siren song of the day, except I wasn’t resisting them and following them only … Continue reading

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Ég Anda, Ég Anda, Ég Anda

I stare out of my window into a surreal white sky, knowing the mountains of Mount Esja lie just behind me, soaking in their glory and in the clouds which they so kindly wrap around themselves. This place is a … Continue reading

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Ammonium Chloride Licorice and Björk’s TV Dissection

Since it’s been exactly one year since I firmly decided I wanted to pursue Icelandic, I’ve decided to commemorate by creating a list of wonderful and interesting things I discovered about Icelandic language and culture in the past few years. … Continue reading

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Tongue Twisters and Words as Long as Giraffe Tongues

Það fer nú að verða verra ferðaveðrið! Here is a challenge: Try saying the above phrase ten times, as fast as you can. It may prove to be difficult if you have no knowledge of how Icelandic is spoken, but … Continue reading

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Eyjafjallajökull, or Eyyuyafuhyatlayokutoohlah

For those of you unfamiliar with Eyjafjallajökull and the roller coaster of events it has caused both mentally and physically, we’ll start simply. When you see the word Eyjafjallajökull on the page, assuming you are not an Icelander, you will … Continue reading

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