Sunday, March 10, 2013

Iceland First Time

Lucky me - I have an overseas trip coming up in less than three weeks! But I still haven't posted much about my trip to Iceland in October. I'm going to try for a flurry of posts before I take off again.

The thing about Iceland is that every day, I somehow experienced something new, something that had never happened to me before.

-I'd never been mobbed by ponies before.
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-Never seen icebergs close enough to touch (and eat).
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-Never been so cold indoors that I slept in a coat and hat.
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-Never walked behind a waterfall before.
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-Never been so sure I was about to break an ankle.
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-Never seen a glacier with such an odd profile.
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-It was my first time swimming in a high-end thermal pool.
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-Also my first time swimming in a "secret" pool (hot water flows out from the cliff face).
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-Never been so tempted to buy woolen goods.
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-Never seen such ruggedly beautiful landscape (the lack of trees means the geology is unobscured)
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-Never stood between tectonic plates before.
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-Never climbed to the rim of a perfect crater before.
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-Never stood on a beach while gazing at a glacier.
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-Never seen swans and geese flock together.
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-Never walked on a glacier before.
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-Never seen a lava bubble landscape like this before.
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-Never seen such fascinating nature-made textures.
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-Never paid so much money for a beer...
-Never been so delighted to be mistaken for a local.
-Never been anywhere like Iceland before, that is for certain.


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