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Bad Times at the Blue Lagoon

Written on July 4, 2017 in Iceland

It didn’t take long to realize the folly that was enduring the pounding freezing rain while we sipped prosecco at 8 in the morning at the world famous Blue Lagoon. At $100 a head, we tried to get the most out of the experience, but at some point we realized there’s no benefit to suffering...

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What I learned in Iceland that wasn’t on Instagram

Written on May 15, 2017 in Iceland

Most of what I knew about Iceland comes from Instagram. I knew it was brimming with waterfalls, mountains, and picturesque landscapes. Our Iceland stopover was as beautiful as Instagram had portrayed it, but I also learned plenty of interesting facts about the nation. We wanted to learn about Iceland from someone other than fellow Instagrammers,...

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The (Hot) Dog Days of Iceland

Written on May 5, 2017 in Eat

We ate our first Icelandic hot dog at Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur, which literally translates to ‘the best hot dog in town’. Throughout the week we also sampled hot dogs from a tourist stop on the south coast and from a gas station in the middle of nowhere, and the quality is pretty much uniform. While...

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