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The cultural Reykjavík

September 3rd, 2009 2 comments

Now, a new blog entry about this tiny city at the northwest of Europe. It seems to me Reykjavík must be the Nordic countries capital of culture. This is of course not official and I guess quite a few people disagrees, but nevertheless my opinion. Read more…

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Reykjavík area, day nine

September 2nd, 2009 5 comments

Woke up and it felt like I’d be sleeping most of the day, but it was only half past nine, so with the right amount of will, I could have even had breakfast for free at the hotel, but I decided against it. I emailed my contact at the travel agency, Þóra Árnadóttir, the other day and pointed her to my writings about the Hótel Björk breakfast, and she asked me if it had gotten any better, so she might have talked to them. Read more…

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Reykjavík, day seven

August 31st, 2009 1 comment

Day seven – almost halfway through. Should have had more time and more money and more everything, but I guess I can’t complain much. Walked into town again I went by Grái kötturinn to see if it was open, and though the door was open, the gate in front of it was not – still closed for maintenance. Read more…

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Reykjavík, day six

August 30th, 2009 3 comments

Yet another sunny day, temperatures up to 15 degrees and I’ve been around photographing new parts of town. Back at Prikið for some food (I’m not going to eat at that hotel again). Read more…

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Reykjavík, day five

August 29th, 2009 4 comments

Back in town after waking up rather late. Hildigunnur invited me to her house to dine with her husband, Jón Lárus Stefánsson, so yesterday I went there and was served Tagliatelle Bolognese (the real one from Bologna, not the common restaurant one, she underlined) and wine (starting with very good chianti, ending with a brilliant French one (don’t remember its name). Read more…

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Reykjavík, day four

August 28th, 2009 1 comment

Starting off quite late today, not leaving the hotel before close to one o’clock and walking into town. On my way, I passed a hair dresser, turned, went back and inside and told the lady to do as she pleased.

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Reykjavík, day three

August 27th, 2009 4 comments

Yet another day is passing and I’m continuing to like this place. The weather has been everything yr.no has said it shouldn’t be, or at least it feels way better than what they report, so I guess we can conclude that weather experience is quite subjective. Read more…

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Reykjavík, day two

August 26th, 2009 1 comment

I started the day with walking to Reykjavík’s largest shopping centre, Kringlan, in search for a prepaid phone card and found that (+354 615-1763), plus some new shoes. Last night, it was pouring down, and my old shoes didn’t like that took it all out on my feet. Read more…

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Vacation in Reykjavík, Iceland

August 25th, 2009 4 comments

I’ve never written a travel blog, but having the time to do so, I thought why not 🙂

Tuesday August 25
Got up, out to a waiting taxi, to Gardermoen, fligh SK 4787 (plane LN-RRY) to Reykjavík, landed about 12:00 local time, Flybus to Reykjavík (whoever came up with that name, I don’t know, it doesn’t seem related to icelandic – airplane is flugvél – so where that fly came from, I don’t know). Checked in at Hotel Björk, which seems to have about as much in common with the artist as it has with the wood (björk means birch), that is, nothing. The hotel seems ok, and after helping the receptionist to patch the right network outlet, even networking works 🙂 Read more…

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Live gargoyles

August 20th, 2009 3 comments

The Gargoyle

I could have written page upon page about this book, but I’ll keep it short.

This story is a fantasy, it’s not true, it can’t be true, little or nothing can be verified and the persons therein are mostly fabricated by the author. It is written in an erratic style, making the story or stories hard to follow; it includes religious aspects that are doubtful at their best. I got the book bookcrossed and handed it over to someone else, which is how bookcrossing works.

Then I bought a new copy, started reading it once more, some parts I’ve already read several times, and I bought a few new copies for friends.

This is a book of love.

All in all, it is possibly the best book I’ve read.

roy

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