week 45 / during which I was gone

Food

While we cooked dinner most days, lunch was apparently a free for all, and I had mainly vegetarian/vegan food (so many choices!) but this is what I made a picture of, and it was delicious:

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Music

So much music! I guess that kind of happens when you go to a music festival?

Book/story

Circe by Madeline Miller. I bought it based on a recommendation by Felicia Day, not even checking what it would be about, and before reading feared it’d be quite dry (as it tends to be when talking about ancient gods). It was not! Very enjoyable read.

App

Inevitably, the festival has their own app to make it somewhat manageable to keep track of who you want to watch, and where and when. They’d redone it from previous years, and it was sadly less good ūüė¶ Still got us where we wanted most of the time, but we did miss some artists, and waited for others that never showed up… Room for improvement Iceland Airwaves!

Makeup/beauty

I mean, can we count the thermal pools as a beauty measure? At least for the soul? I so badly want to live where you have these… Oh, and I bought a lipstick called Frog Prince. It’s green.

Purchase

Chocolate! Books! Icelandic Christmas cake! Oh, and dried fish for my SO. Which he’d specifically requested. I live with a weirdo.

This is a love note

I’ve been to some nice cities (like Helsinki, London, Paris, Berlin, Lissabon, Florence!) but my favorite by far is Reykjav√≠k. The first time I went there was in 2010, and we did the very touristy visit at Blue Lagoon as well as the “Golden Circle Tour” and learned how Icelanders (supposedly? according to Icelandair) are more likely to believe in elves than god.

This is a picture from my first visit:

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It was late October/early November and snowed. And I loved it still. 3 years later we took our mom there and did pretty much the same touristy things again, and I loved it no less. Plus I managed to take this picture which I still think is pretty nice:

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And then in 2014 my colleague uttered the words “you should watch the documentary about Iceland Airwaves on youtube”. And here we are – going every November since, and wanting to live there.