Skip to main content

View Diary: ÍslensKos: The Icelandic Language, Or, What's So Scary About Super-Long Words? (109 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Lol, have you shown her pictures yet? (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    txcatlin, FarWestGirl, Railfan

    Pictures of Iceland are usually a pretty good persuasion tool  ;)  Just punch in Iceland nature on Google Images, it should do the trick.  ;) The country really looks like that, that's not overly selective photography, BTW.  Also, if she likes relaxing music, you could sit down and watch the video "Heima" by Sigur Rós together; that's what made me want to come the first time.

    You can also mention that it's a great way to escape the summer heat.  :)  The highs in July this year were right around 70F most days (if I'm converting right in my head), although historically in most years it was cooler, more like 60F (the climate is most definitely and obviously warming here, although this year was probably at least somewhat of an outlier).

    Anyway, if you do make it up here, drop me a line, I can show you around or make suggestions.  :)

    •  spent a year there (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Rei, FarWestGirl

      way back when.  Still read Njal's Saga regularly.

      We made it through puberty - how awful can dying be?

      by nolagrl on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 09:27:53 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Summer heat might just do the trick... (0+ / 0-)

      Chicago was baked, broiled and broasted this summer. Thanks for your willingness to be a travel tipster. If I can persuade her, I'll definitely PM you.

      As for music, I'm trying to get her into Of Monsters And Men; they're playing here on Dec. 16. (Naturally, tickets are already sold out.) I'll check out "Heima," however.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site