Sunday, April 18, 2010

Iceland, lovely Iceland

Some personal observations. . .

- Icelanders are a very friendly and helpful people.

- Icelanders are a fit people. Not very many overweight people walking around, a remarked contrast to the U.S.

- Icelanders don't seem to have many pets. We've only seen 3 dogs and 2 cats in our 3 days here.

- Icelandic toilets have the biggest flush buttons I've ever seen. I'd call them 'flush panels.'

- Icelanders love their knitted sweaters.

- Iceland uses 24-hour time, instead of AM and PM. So right now it's 20:14.

- There are still plenty of hipsters wandering around in their hipster-like fashion.

- Icelanders don't eat salads. At least we haven't seen much in the way of a salad since we've been here.

- Icelanders are really good at stopping for pedestrians in, or anywhere near, crosswalks.

- Iceland doesn't seem to have a Starbucks, or a McDonalds. But we did see a Taco Bell.

- Iceland is devious. A local cab driver told us Iceland turned this volcano on to get back at Great Britain, who apparently gave Iceland the same status as terrorists for doing so much damage to their economy. So the plan seems to be cripple Britains' economy, and then turn the volcano back off.

2 comments:

Erin said...

I'm enjoying your updates :)

Ann said...

LOL, Dan! I hope your family shares your humor and that it's not only sporadically available. Traveling can be woeful, and you seem to have been captured in the worst "layover" I've ever experienced or known of!

Blessings & prayers for all of you!