The Nice Thing About Strangers

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Iceland. Or The Moon.

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On Route 1 in Iceland.

How foolish we were to be afraid of loneliness.
-Graham Greene. The Heart of the Matter.
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Moon-like, yes?

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route 1, Iceland, travel, tourism

He comes to check us out…

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We’re cool.

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Route 1, Iceland, travel, tourism

A dear family friend in her 90s went on a cruise of Iceland and felt it wasn’t adventurous enough. She’s a zip-lining, swim with dolphins kind of gal. I loved just driving around Iceland (exploring the moon, it seemed!) with my friend Alyson. Yet, Elaine has inspired me to step up my game!

20 comments on “Iceland. Or The Moon.

  1. eldinsmille
    November 5, 2012

    ItΒ΄s Iceland alright!


  2. Enchanted Seashells
    November 5, 2012

    wow, it’s incredible. do you have polar bears?

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      November 5, 2012

      I’m not sure if they do. Didn’t see any. Just the wild ponies, that dog, and the occasional reindeer herd. πŸ™‚

  3. Clanmother
    November 5, 2012

    I feel the biting cold. It reminds me of my time living in Northern Manitoba when I walked to school in – 50 degrees F. It was exhilarating.

  4. Rev Dani Lynn
    November 5, 2012

    Amazing pictures!

  5. Sigrun
    November 6, 2012

    Beautiful images! Looks like spectacular solitude … not boring at all!

  6. richhell
    November 6, 2012

    Great pictures! I’d love to go to Iceland. It seems like such a unique place.

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      November 7, 2012

      It was a really good experience. I wouldn’t have gone if a friend hadn’t suggested it and flew over to meet me there. Usually I travel alone, but it was a place I think I wouldn’t have wanted to navigate solo. Lots of abandoned farms on that highway! πŸ™‚

  7. Cardinal Guzman
    November 8, 2012

    Iceland is breathtaking. Loved the place and I want to go back!

  8. lylekrahn
    November 9, 2012

    The quote together with the beautiful winter photos created a nice mood. Looks like the winter we’re having now.

  9. petit4chocolatier
    November 12, 2012

    Stunning and brilliant photos!

  10. Pit
    November 24, 2012

    Absolutely phantastic pictures that really capture the spirit of that country.

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      November 24, 2012

      Vielen Dank! I’ll be checking you blogs to keep my German alive. πŸ™‚

      • Pit
        April 29, 2013

        Gern geschehen. I’d really be happy so see you on my blogs – and even if it’s only for you to keep your German alive. πŸ˜‰
        Best regards from southern Texas,

  11. Bailey M
    November 25, 2012

    Loved the pictures of the dogs! And yes, very “moon-like”

  12. mzsura
    November 25, 2012

    Neat! Iceland is definitely on my travel list!

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