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Friday, September 29, 2006

Home sweet home!

Minka has discovered YouTube. I spent some time last night finding Icelandic clips for you and some I just got lost in. I feel a homey feeling looking at these images some foreigners have taken while being on this frosty little place.
Gabriel, take it away:



ps...give it a minute or so...then it gets really interesting and some beuatiful scenery is awaiting you!

For additional photoes got to my new blogging friend´s site and check it out. He published those photoes for me, they sure deserve some attention!

addendum: I am flashing my KNICKERS today! Check me out! Meow!!!

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33 Comments:

At 15:35, Blogger Jenna Howard said...

What? First again!

That as a cool clip. I now want to go to Iceland...if nothing else than to be chased by a flock of birds.

 
At 16:20, Blogger Solace Cai said...

Youtube is one of the greatest sites on the internet (after blogs of course). There are always great videos on there.
Google is trying to compete with them now, Google has videos, some are better quality, but some aren't.
I'm in class so I can't watch that clip right now, I'll do that as soon as I get home.

SC

 
At 16:37, Blogger brian said...

Hi Minka,

That explains why you are out in the countryside all the time. :)

 
At 16:51, Blogger cube said...

The landscape is beautful. The dancing takes a little getting used to ;-)

 
At 17:56, Anonymous Joel said...

WOW! Very cool...quite beautiful and impressive.

 
At 18:08, Blogger ariel said...

I now know what did you mean with "no trees". but very magical landscape.

 
At 19:49, Anonymous neva said...

this was just a real treat, Monika! thank goodness Gabriel and his buddy took their camera along on this amazing journey! that said, i have to tell you there are places in California that resemble your Icelandic landscape!

thank you for sharing this video... it was absolutely wonderful!! xoxo

 
At 20:45, Blogger IDiveAtNight said...

Minka, you've inspired me to post some pics of Iceland. I wish I had videos! Still, anything worth sharing is worth sharing. :-)

http://wanderingconsciousness.blogspot.com/2006/09/pictures-for-minka_115956209629957230.html

 
At 20:53, Blogger FelineFrisky said...

Fabulous! A look at Iceland like I've never had. Awsome. How beautiful it is. So undisturbed. D :}

 
At 21:11, Blogger Minka said...

Jenna, you are setting up a trend, I like it! Chased by a flock of birds? I can arrange that!

solace cai, I hope you get a chacne of 6 minutes and really give this video a chance. It is so me and my home...the beginning is not that good, neithe ris the end, but teh middle part is amazing. You see Volcanoes, geysir and icelandic stuff that is nowhere else to be found.

Brian, doesn´t it?

Cube, granted...but it was teh landscape I wanted you to see :)

Joel, what do you mean quite? It is impressive, basta!

ariel, yeah it is a difference from mainland Europe :)

Neva, I had the fortune of receiving soem pictures from California and I would actually have to agree with you...just beautiful!

idiveatnight, glad to have caused such enthusiasm ;) I canæt wiat to see you pictures and see if I recognize where you have been :)

FF, that is an attractive point to tourist. Icelandic nature is pretty much as it has been forever...unspoiled seclusive and breathtaking. Glad you like it!

 
At 21:40, Blogger Mo'a said...

Love it, love it. Now I will go and cry, because I am homesick again.
But first I have to ask....beg...please come over to my place and meet Magda an amazing doll artist....please, please.

 
At 22:19, Blogger Minka said...

Right away dear Móa.

 
At 22:43, Blogger Kyahgirl said...

I enjoyed that! I especially enjoyed the dancing :-) Do all Icelanders dance like that?

 
At 02:09, Blogger SquareGirl said...

Oh Minka, so stunning! You know I never would have ever thought of visiting Iceland before I met you, but you definitely help all of us see the beauty of Iceland and I would indeed now consider a trip there in the future.

 
At 04:19, Anonymous cj said...

That is so great!! i want to go to iceland!!!!

 
At 04:19, Blogger Cindra said...

Wow. Love it. Amazing, beautiful. Ever since I studied my nordic roots I've wanted to go to Iceland! Now I can hardly wait.

 
At 04:44, Blogger Doug said...

Beutiful, beautiful countryside and so many ways to slide.

 
At 06:19, Anonymous dewy knickers said...

Morning Minka,

You is the star today??? You are!!!!


DK xo

 
At 11:53, Blogger Swampwitch said...

Iceland's Tourism department needs to send you a check. Wow ! That was spectacular. I've never thought about traveling to Iceland but I certainly want to consider it now. The volcano climbers were great. I loved the very last of their video sliding down the snow. By the way, were you their camerawoman?

 
At 13:17, Blogger Minka said...

kyahgirl, to be honest I dontæ know what that movement was :) Icleand are very good singers though and have ability to dance. I think it is the Irish blood within us :)

Square, and you would be welcome any time, have your own tourist guide and a place to crash. Imagine...

Cj, get on over here then and bring thoat lovely family of yours right along :)

Cindra Jo...And you already know somebody here :)

Doug, you are late!

Dewy, I knows! I knows so well. Thank you for allowing me to visit you over there :)

swampy, that is what I am thinking :)
And no, I wasn´t the camera woman :) I was the one hanging over the cliff and screaming "take a picture of me, ups is that a volcano crater?..."

 
At 15:02, Blogger actonbell said...

That was quite an eyeful--what a wonderful panorama of Iceland:) Must see the country someday. Thanks for sharing!

 
At 15:14, Anonymous madd said...

Minka, took my breath away, the untouched beauty, thanks for giving me a look at a place I would have never imagined to be Iceland! :) foolishly we tend to think Iceland, ice, cold, barren. Now I see it in a whole new way, wonderful!

 
At 16:24, Blogger Minka said...

actonbell...it is a well guarded secret:)

madd, i hear you. Before i came I bought a really expensive fur-coat and hat to survive for the year I intended to stay here, only to relaize that a jacket and jumper will do too :)

 
At 16:27, Blogger Doug said...

Add one more way to slide I guess.

 
At 02:41, Blogger Cindra said...

Yay. I'll see you in the spring! $329 round ticket. Wahoo.

Have you traveled Norway at all? My family is from a fjord near Bergen...centuries back of course, and the other half is from Germany.

And you are German?

 
At 09:01, Blogger Doug said...

Hase, Hase und zum Ferdinand, fisch fisch

 
At 12:16, Blogger G said...

I came here to feed Ferdinand because I saw a note in the Snark. 7 fish and a dip in the water - he's quite happy.

On to your Iceland - beautiful! I can see why you are so attached there. Really so pristine and unspoiled. When I saw the sheep, I started looking for you. Could I be wrong - didn't I see you wrangling one in the background? Nicely done Gabriel. And who knows, Tali's violin teacher hails from Iceland (well she lives here now)...

 
At 15:07, Blogger AP3 said...

Very cool...

And...

Rabbit, rabbit!

 
At 15:19, Blogger actonbell said...

Rabbit, rabbit!!

 
At 19:43, Blogger Tom & Icy said...

Looks like such a fun place to live.

 
At 20:53, Blogger Minka said...

Doug...yous is a slipðpery road, regardless of teh slides :)

Cindra Jo, German and 1/4th of a bit Spanish :) Which is quite an oposing mixture! Addded teh Ielandic laid back attitude and you got a psychosis waiting to happen :)

Doug, Hase Hase and Thank you, thank you! Ferdinand is quite well fed afte rthsi weekend :)

G- Icleand is teh plac eot have seen at leats once iwth your own eyes! Living here? An aquired taste, much a wine drinking :)

Ap3...rabbit, rabbit to you too :)

Actonebll, look another pez spreading the !st of October joy :) A wonderful octobe rot you too!

Tom&Icy, woof woof!

 
At 23:51, Blogger tsduff said...

Okay Monika - you go showing everyone the thrills of your country, and giving away all the secrets - soon they will all be stampeding over there for a look see! (I can't wait to go back myself :-D) What a fun video!

 
At 20:23, Blogger Kyahgirl said...

I can't believe you gave Doug heck for being late! too funny :-)

 

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