Here are the pertinent facts:

• I look at the world in a very Romantic way.
• As a consequence, I have mad wanderlust, especially when it comes to Celtic or northern places.
• The past eight months or so have seen me reach — that doesn't mean "stay constantly at," mind you — the unhappiest I can recall being.
• Iceland is ordinarily one of the most expensive countries in the world to visit.
• Iceland literally went bankrupt in October.
• Consequentially, one U.S. dollar is now worth about twice as many Iceland krónur as it was earlier this year.


enc 12/06/2008 1:50 PM  

I never new these facts about Iceland. I hope things stabilize for them.

And for you, I don't like to think of you as unhappy.

Erin 12/06/2008 4:12 PM  

1, 2, & 3: me. too.

Countrybelle 12/06/2008 4:18 PM  

i like this format and i can't wait to hear/see more about iceland. i too have mad wanderlust, as you might imagine, but being here for so long is curing me of it a bit :)

would love if you'd link to my new blog. it's just secret from people i know...

Edge 12/06/2008 6:07 PM  

It must be something about Shan-fans. 1, 2, and 3 apply to me as well.

Gretchen 12/06/2008 8:44 PM  

Sucks for Iceland, but yay for you!
(And I, as well, suffer from 1, 2, and 3.)

Beth Kephart 12/07/2008 4:05 AM  

Oh my goodness. We are all romantics. But cuillean, I feel sad that you, who give others joy, have been unhappy. I hope for better-ness for you.

I always look at your big photo here and think I've been there before.... I wonder where it is.

odessa 12/07/2008 9:30 AM  

yes to mad wanderlust! your spontaneous trip to iceland inspired me to plan something next year. can't wait to read about your adventures.

Bridey 12/07/2008 1:13 PM  

I can't wait to hear your travel stories!

And I hope that the next eight months (and beyond) are happier for you.

cuileann 12/07/2008 9:48 PM  

Thank you, all, for your good wishes. :)

Edge, Erin, AND Gretchen? Well, whatever is going around, it's stupid.

Beth - The photo in the banner is from the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park.

Odessa - Oh, I'm excited to hear what your cool plans are...

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