For something a little different, I decided to post about my favorite place in the world (that I've been to so far) and ask about yours. While I LOVED our honeymoon in Paris, Iceland still wins.
I visited Reykjavík in May of 2007 for a short business trip for my old job in England. Landing in Iceland was amazing! It seriously seemed like a different world. The landscape is incredible - long, long coastline, active volcanoes, and great expanses of volcanic rock that reminded me of what it might seem like to land on the moon. It was the cleanest place I have ever been as well - the roads, the streets, the buildings, everything. Even the little airport was clean and pretty! Even the bathroom in the airport - seriously! In some ways, the wide roads and bigger vehicles reminded me of America, which was nice at the time since I had been in cramped, hilly Oxford for quite a while.
The architecture is so lovely and simple with bold colors mixed in with greys and whites. It made me dream of having a little summer house with a red roof. I even looked up some information about visas when I returned home.
I found it fascinating that their language has hardly changed in hundreds of years. Though many of the Icelanders did speak English. I only had a little trouble in a Quzinos - yep, there's a Quizno's! I fell in love with skyr, which is a yogurt-like diary product. I wish it was imported to Michigan. I brought home a big, beautiful book with the Icelandic Sagas and some other writings and also a bottle of Black Death, which is a really wild and rather vile tasting alcoholic drink.
So, what is your favorite place in the world? Or, if you can't choose, tell me about one of your favorite places!
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