July 2005

Travelogue – stripped down, but still kinda long

July 30, 2005

We set off on our little hiking adventure on a Friday. For the first two days we had a base camp in a fairly remote little valley called Hítardalur [right by Hítarhólmur on this map], which has a river running through it and is very lovely. Our hut was very basic, typical of a mountain […]

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Busybusybusybusybusybusybusybusybusy…

July 30, 2005

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Newsflash: Flickr and YT bury hatchet

July 29, 2005

The church at Búdir Originally uploaded by Alda Kalda. Remember [if you will] how I said I didn’t like Flickr because it took forever to load and such? Well I’ve changed my mind. I now LOVE Flickr – because it has allowed me to upload a WHOLE BUNCH of my hiking photos for your viewing […]

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Haloscan.Eats.Comments.

July 22, 2005

Everyone! I’ve noted that Haloscan has eaten a few of my comments lately. Just wanted to let you know I have not deleted them – I love getting your comments. OK; I’m off. Ciao!

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Concerted

July 21, 2005

Went to see Emiliana Torrini tonight. Her big homecoming since she became a ‘star’ – of sorts, well since she wrote a hit song for Kylie Minogue and got nominated for a Grammy. Now, generally I hate going to concerts a) because you have to stand for hours, b) because I’m short and generally wind […]

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Technoless

July 20, 2005

Had a serious case of Techno Blues yesterday. So serious in fact that the laptop had to be carted off to the shop so all those supernice Og Vodafone techie people could operate on it. Which they have – and now everything is hunky dory except for one thing – every couple of minutes there’s […]

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FamousYoungIcelandLovingAmericanBritsWho…

July 13, 2005

In the news: Liv Ullmann is here to scout around for locations to shoot a film she’s directing, based on a novel by Icelandic golden boy Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson. Never heard of him? Well then how about Olaf Olafsson? No? Okay, well, I’ll tell you more about him tomorrow and you can bet that it […]

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Sauna Zen

July 11, 2005

Right. I shall now proceed to tell you why my cottage country is THE MOST FABULOUS PLACE [for rest and relaxation] in all of Iceland. It’s because of this: Seen from another angle…: And another…: [No, I do not know that man. No, it is not EPI.] Can you guess what it is?? Well I […]

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Cottage country

July 10, 2005

Here in Iceland we have a groovy system: labour unions buy summer cottages that their members can rent for a nominal fee. [That’s pretty much every salaried employee, because if you work for someone, you belong to a union]. It’s a pretty cool deal. I’ve been going to a cottage belonging to the journalists’ union […]

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WARNING: Rant coming up

July 9, 2005

Oh, f’rgodssakes! Here I had this blog post all carved out with pictures and everything – and when I go to upload the pictures in imagecave so that I can resize and post them, I get stonewalled. [cue nasal-sounding computer-generated voice] “Your login has expired OR The URL for the album you’re trying to view […]

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