Seriously, there are no trees!

30 08 2012

Day One in ICELAND!

First impression: there are no trees. Anywhere. The airport is outside town in the lava fields and there were a few shrubs in the city, but perhaps they had been planted. It is quite an incredible landscape, one so foreign that it could have been the moon.

Trip could not have gone more smoothly. Except for the 12 hours between flights when I walked all over Reykjavik without a sufficient map. Luckily I wandered into the Fulbright Commission office and the nicest people in the world. They gave me tea and a place to store my backpack. When they realized I was falling asleep while standing up, one of the women took me home to sleep on her couch for a few hours! With dozens of suggestions of places to see and eat, the day was very enjoyable. And Sandra even drove me to the domestic airport (where you only have to arrive 30 min in advance).

It is quite chilly and crisp. Everyone wears wool sweaters. I must get one soon.

Shelagh Chic!

No pictures uploaded yet. Maybe tomorrow. Fatigue is setting in!

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11 09 2012
Zoe

Nice caption!

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