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Iceland; Fun Facts

Our Gray Line tour guide asked us to call him G, because his full name was difficult for tourists to pronounce. On our ride back to Reykjavik, he shared a few fun facts about this northern island nation. –Historically, Iceland … Continue reading

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The Continental Rift Ate My Glasses

“Three travelers set off that day for an eight-hour tour (an eight-hour tour).” –Gilligan’s Island theme song (with some changes). Iceland is full of natural wonders: active volcanoes, waterfalls, glaciers, steam vents, lava fields, hot springs and lagoons. The Golden … Continue reading

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Murals of Reykjavik

Reykjavik has murals. Some are city sponsored, some are commercial, meant to advertise a business, and some are volunteers, quite close to “tagging” or conventional graffiti. Each category has some outstanding items. At the Skuggi Hotel, where I stayed my … Continue reading

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The Timid Traveler Part One; I Got my Tickets

On Friday, April 28, I got my airline tickets for my August trip to Finland and Iceland. I hope to fit in a day trip to Estonia along the way. I’m going to Finland for the 75th World Science Fiction … Continue reading

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3 Capsule Reviews

A few capsule reviews of works I’ve read recently. Annihilation by Jeff Vendermeer: The master of mycology, the aficionado of fungus, the wallah of weird is back with Part One of his new trilogy. Vandermeer is not the King of … Continue reading

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