Posts made in March, 2016

Iceland: The Golden Circle Part 3 – Geysir and Language

Posted by on Mar 13, 2016 in Europe, Iceland, Travel Blog and Destinations | 0 comments

Iceland: The Golden Circle Part 3 – Geysir and Language

Travel can be a way to see back in time. Geysir is a representative of the Old Norse language making its way from the sagas of viking sea explorers to my own familiar stories. “Guysa” in Old Norse means “to gush.” The Icelandic language is the closest modern language to Old Norse, which influenced languages in Scandinavia and across Europe. Many Icelandic words, with a bit of a twist of the tongue, are entirely recognizable in English, and more so in other languages such as Finnish, Lithuanian, and Russian. Rightly, Icelanders take utmost pride in their language and...

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Iceland: The Golden Circle Part 2: ├×ingvellir and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Europe, Iceland, Travel Blog and Destinations | 0 comments

Iceland: The Golden Circle Part 2: ├×ingvellir and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Mid-Atlantic Ridge I first wanted to go to Iceland when I saw video footage of a rift eruption as a teen. It was watching the world give violent birth to a new portion of land that would creep across the world and see civilizations and species rise and fall before either climbing into the sky or plunging back from where it came, and my eyes were starry with the sense of my own mortality. I wanted to be there to bear witness to the beginning of something so permanent. I went through much of my life thinking that across Iceland there was a constant rift eruption, a reliable one I could go look...

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