Tag Archives: Reykjavik

MY DAILY FIX: COFFEE & CAFES IN REYKJAVIK

In high school we used to sneak off campus and drive over to Rae’s, a 1950s-style diner, to drink tall iced coffees and smoke cigarettes. Some nights, we’d head east and saunter into Canter’s Deli. In bright red lipstick, vintage … Continue reading

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I CAN’T HELP BUT THINK YOU BEAUTIFUL

  Oh, Iceland—you are stunning of late. With your crisp air, pink skies, frozen lakes, and that marvelous light dusting of snow on the mountain, I can’t help but think you beautiful. So much so, that I can almost forgive … Continue reading

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ICELAND AIRWAVES: Soul, Funk, Folk, & Gale Force Winds

Waves crashed over the seawall littering the roads with seaweed and stones, rooftops blew off homes forcing the main street to close, and hundreds of bands arrived into Reykjavik ready to rock it.  Despite gale force winds blowing straight from … Continue reading

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ICELAND’S MOST POPULAR THINGS: Going to Feed Ducks

A guest blog by my daughter, R, age 6 1/2 I was with my mom and we walked to the ducks and we found lots of interesting things. And in this story, you’ll find lots of them. And if you … Continue reading

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DO I KNOW YOU?

I couldn’t figure out why everyone was talking to me. Complete strangers wanted to discuss a potential afternoon cold spell, my shoes, the menu. During a long walk along the shore I could barely complete a sentence because I was … Continue reading

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REYKJAVIK BY DESIGN

In Reykjavik, hidden behind brightly painted doorways and tucked behind tall tin homes, a carefully curated world thrives. This is a city where design takes precedence, where everyday life is alive with decorative details. On Wednesday, I turned off of … Continue reading

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Esja

There are a few choice days in Iceland when the sun appears, clouds dissipate, and this rock in the Atlantic transforms into paradise. This summer, we had so many of these clear, sunny days that folks around here started actually … Continue reading

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A PUSSY RIOT: Gay Pride in Iceland

I’ve tried to keep this blog clean—this is not the place for me to talk about politics or show photos of my children. My husband works for the US government and we’ve been posted to countries where they scrutinize every … Continue reading

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Reykjavik Top 5

The Foreign Service is full of bloggers, both spouses like me and employees of the Department of State, that chronicle our crazy, nomadic life. The FS bloggers do a regular round-up of posts and, while I’ve participated, I almost never … Continue reading

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BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP: Lambing Season in Iceland

We entered the barn to the sound of hundreds of bleats. Small voices, loud moans, baa, bleat, baa, baa. Sheep were everywhere. Ewes with massive, swollen bellies. Tiny, newborn lambs. White. Black. Spotted. “Can you grab me a rope?” The … Continue reading

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