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Eyjafjallajokull: Spectacular and Awesome

More from Eyjafjallajokull As ash from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano continued to keep European airspace shut down over the weekend, affecting millions of travelers around the world, some government agencies and airlines clashed over the flight bans. Some restricted airspace is…

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The Shock and the Awe

I can’t quite get my head around this one, and what I really think. My brother pointed me in the direction of this via his twitterings: a shockingly awesome shocksome music video on the @RadarMusicVideo site. It scandalised Iceland! Warning:…

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The stirring of the creative soul

Today has been one of those days when it never really seems to get light. Waking in the halflight of morning with grey fog thick around me, it never lifts, and morning blends into afternoon, and the halflight of dusk…

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Return to Iceland: Day 1

( The Land of the Midnight Sun ) The Journey North Day 1. 15 June 2004 Tuesday. A circumfluent route is taken to get to Oxford when Julian arives at my house a little after 7 o’clock. Missing the turn…

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Weird Link of the Day (sheep plug)

On today´s tour of Reykjavik – following on from the Open Air Museum, lunch in a revolving restaurant on top of four disused water towers, a tour of the bus station (for research purposes) – I have now wandered into…

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Go west

Paved roads behind us we drive out to the end of island … to the very west of the western fjords…

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Hydrogen bus?

Is it really powered in some way by hydrogen? Certainly seems to be steam rather than fumes coming from the exaust…

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Landed

…phone seems to be working. I’m connected to something called Is Tal – or Og Vodafone. Iceland looks just how I left it!

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Bag packed and ready to go

And so, it’s time for me to say aurevoir, toodlepip, sees you later. My bag is packed, I think I have everything (I hope I have everything), and I’m ready for the off. Tomorrow, at approximately 1pm I will be…

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Holiday mode…

It’s hot again today. It’s even hot in this air-con office. So I’ve taken the sensible choice, and have come to work in shorts and cork-soled, slip on sandles. There’s something very nice about sitting here, working on journals whilst…

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From Hölar to Jökulsárgljufur

Wednesday. ‘Welcome home to Hölar!’, we are greeted in this way by Bjäkk, our tour guide for this morning. This is the traditional welcome for all people, no matter where they come from, or where they are headed, for Hölar…

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