Thursday, July 30, 2009

Iceland Surprises

Here are some things you probably didn't know about Iceland:
1. The potatoes are delicious...much better than Israeli potatoes and also better than American potatoes
2. The favorite candy is chocolate-covered licorice
3. Felted wool is very IN...they even sell felt-covered soap
4. Leave your shoes in the hall when you enter the house
5. There are way fewer than a million people in the whole country, and not so many of them are blond
6. Saga Class is the upgrade from Viking Class
7. Most cake icings have marzipan in them


hilary + wood said...

yum. sounds way fun! take lots of pictures!!

Anonymous said...

Any chance you'll mail me a potato? I'm intrigued and would like to plant one for next year...


Savtadotty said...

Hilary, I'll upload them soon. It was a lot of fun.

Carmit, I'm in LA already...mailing a potato from Iceland would have been a day's adventure for sure! And I even know where the main Post Office in Reykjavik is.

Maria said...

I thought there was nothing beter than an Idaho potato. I will take your word for it. Thanks for the photo tour of Iceland.

Marquis said...

Do they have okra in Iceland?

Mongrel said...

My favourite potatoe is the Bildstar.

How do they use the felt covered soap?

Mongrel said...

For potaotoe lovers

Shari said...

Cool! Sounds and looks wonderful.
Say hi to my mom in L.A.
- Looking forward to the resumption of soup salon.

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Jany said...

point n°7 is fine for me ! but point n°1 is not neglectable, too. well, anyway, iceland has been on my travel-destination-list for a while, this adds to more reasons to go there soon :-))