I love threads like this one! So glad you liked it over here. That church tower is called Hallgrímskirkja and every Sunday you can hear its bells
ring all over downtown. My favorite place on here is Snæfellsnes. ( www.west.is...
) It has been the
inspiration for many fictional adventures and almost real ones too. The energy of that place is incredible and I really recommend visiting that place.
Back in 1993 a few international psychics + our Icelandic ones got a message from aliens who said they were going to land on the mountains of
Snæfellsjökull ( grapevine.is...
I was twelve years old during that time and remember sitting on the bus on my way home that Friday and EVERYBODY were talking about it, even the radio
had people calling in and everybody had an opinion. Have to admit I was a little bit disappointed in the end when the aliens bailed on us last minute,
but it is what it is, they must've had galaxies to guard somewhere else
Close to Snæfellsnes, is another place...a magical little island called Flatey í Breiðafirði. The energy over there is DIFFERENT. All the houses
have been kept in the same condition as they were in when they were built and there is no traffic over there so it's really similar to stepping into a
time machine and going 100+ years back in time. ( flatey.com...
) My great grandfather grew up there so I always feel a bit more connected
to this place. Have been there 2 times and plan to go again
As for us Icelanders and English, yes the majority of us speaks it perfectly and I think (in my case at least) it's due to American culture. We start
learning British English in school at 10 years old , but for me (and most of my peers) I was already into video games at that time and was buying
video game magazines at that point, without knowing the words I sort of could guess what the words meant. So with that background I started studying
English in school, then hip hop happened to me and more video games, then the internet happened to me etc lol Pop culture finally has its advantages.
The latest saga in Iceland is the world cup, we managed to qualify for the first time in history and while at it we beat Trinidad & Tobago's old
record of being the smallest nation ever to qualify.
Nowadays every Icelander is holding their breath waiting for the draw on Dec. 1st, then we're looking at the craziest summer of Iceland in recent
history. (for those of us who´ll still be here, I have a feeling a good % of the nation will be in Russia lol)
Threads like this one are inspiring. I have all this nature almost in my backyard, but when you do...you often tend to overlook it. This is a reminder
that I have to travel more within my own country, thank you for posting this!