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Europe on Hold

With confusion dominating the world after a plane crash killed Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski and much of the country’s elite, the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull could not have chosen a worse time to erupt, shooting clouds of ash into the atmosphere and grounding nearly every plane in Europe. The gods were clearly very angry. Lots of […]

Iceland On Hold

It used to be different. Coming from Iceland used to bring responses such as “wow, how exotic” and “beautiful scenery.” Now all I get is “poor you.” In one year Iceland went from being one of the richest countries to one of the poorest. Talk about a transformation! Families have gone from having Christmas in […]

On Thin Ice

Oxford Street, London, Oct. 15, a T-shirt on a fair-haired Englishman reads “Bomb Iceland!” The country’s banking system had collapsed and British investors and savers were seeing three million pounds of their money, invested in three Icelandinc banks – Kaupthing Edge, Glitnir and Landsbanki Ìslands HF – devoured before their eyes. No wonder they were […]

Under the Midnight Sun

Under the Midnight Sun

“Ladies and gentlemen… welcome to Iceland,” said the voice over the loud speakers. After two flights and a seven-hour delay in Denmark, I was finally here…. I was finally home. I walked from the plane and through the airport to baggage reclaim. The first thing I did, after finding my luggage, was to go outside […]

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