Having read this, do you want to visit Iceland?

I already live in Iceland.   0 votes - 0 %
Already been, going again.   0 votes - 0 %
Already been, maybe I'll go again.   1 vote - 7 %
Already been, not going again.   0 votes - 0 %
Already booked a ticket.   0 votes - 0 %
Absolutely!   2 votes - 15 %
Yes.   7 votes - 53 %
Maybe.   1 vote - 7 %
No.   1 vote - 7 %
Not a chance.   0 votes - 0 %
Didn't want to go before reading diaries, now I do.   1 vote - 7 %
Wanted to go before reading diaries, now I don't.   0 votes - 0 %
 
13 Total Votes
WIPO by ad hoc (3.00 / 0) #1 Thu Sep 09, 2004 at 02:35:15 AM EST
Wanted to before. Want to even more now.
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<AOL> by ambrosen (3.00 / 0) #2 Thu Sep 09, 2004 at 02:44:35 AM EST
Had a friend who spent a year there, and never managed to go out and see her, but that didn't matter too much, as I got a new girlfriend who had Icelandic family and would reasonably expect to visit them some time, then that relationship went phutt, so I'm without an excuse to visit. Will do so some time, anyway.

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Nice place, Iceland by jump the ladder (3.00 / 0) #3 Thu Sep 09, 2004 at 03:18:08 AM EST
But it's depressing in the winter with the short days and long nights and the  shitty weather. Maybe live there during summer months first?

+1 FP by gzt (3.00 / 0) #4 Thu Sep 09, 2004 at 04:01:02 AM EST
I was on an Iceland kick last year after watching 101 Reykjavik and both my roommate and I were like, "Dude, we must totally get like an internship in Iceland and seek justice and glaciers!" Looks like I have another reason to lust after that land...

WIPO: by ti dave (6.00 / 1) #5 Thu Sep 09, 2004 at 07:01:28 AM EST
Yeah, but I'm bringing my own food.

I don't care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do.
The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. --W.S. Burroughs

Which bar do you tend? by ti dave (3.00 / 0) #6 Thu Sep 09, 2004 at 08:11:21 AM EST
Mebbe one of my old watering holes?

I don't care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do.
The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. --W.S. Burroughs

Unlikely by BadDoggie (3.00 / 0) #7 Thu Sep 09, 2004 at 08:38:48 AM EST
Stragula. Close to Westend. More a bistro than a bar. But starting mid-October we have poetry/literature or music every Saturday night (or every other Saturday night). It'll be full.

The sad thing is that I earn more money working alone on a shitty night (<

woof.

"Eppur si muove." -- Galileo Galilei
"Nevertheless, it moves."

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IAWTP by ti dave (3.00 / 0) #8 Thu Sep 09, 2004 at 08:44:59 AM EST
I'll be a server during Oktoberfest.

Oh, man. That's kinda like "I'll be a Palestinian Homicide Bomber during Yom Kippur."

Good luck, dude!

I don't care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do.
The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. --W.S. Burroughs

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Money. by BadDoggie (6.00 / 1) #9 Thu Sep 09, 2004 at 08:52:20 AM EST
And meeting people.

But mostly the money. I speak at least enough of almost every major language heard from the shitballs tourists and that alone should make me good cash. I know what the work is like and have a lot of acquaintances ther. I also have a little experience carrying a dozen full Ma

woof.

"Eppur si muove." -- Galileo Galilei
"Nevertheless, it moves."

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You better learn to brew and distill by georgeha (3.00 / 0) #10 Fri Sep 10, 2004 at 02:04:15 AM EST
to avoid the high booze prices.


Any distilling tips? by BadDoggie (3.00 / 0) #11 Sun Sep 12, 2004 at 08:34:59 PM EST
I wouldn't mind making moonshine, but I don't want to kill myself or my friends, I don't want something that tastes as bad as rotten shark (fusile oils, etc.) and I don't want to have to age the stuff for months in hard-to-get barrels.

Ideally, I'd need something rather inconspicuous that would fit on a small balcony. And how do you disguise the unmistakable stench of fermentation and distillation?

woof.

"Eppur si muove." -- Galileo Galilei
"Nevertheless, it moves."

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I've only brewed, never distilled by georgeha (3.00 / 0) #12 Tue Sep 14, 2004 at 11:08:04 AM EST
but I reckon you'd want to use the cheapest grain you can buy (maybe potatoes for vodka)?

Fermentation smells yeasty, bake the occasional loaf of bread.

I'm not sure of distilling, maybe you can work something up with an electric hotplate and some lab glassware.


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Iceland rocks by Mangudai (2.00 / 0) #13 Tue May 10, 2005 at 11:18:38 AM EST
Nice reading this, i myself live in Iceland and i sort off agree with most that you are saying :)