Hello world!

My name is Alex and this blog will be dedicated to my adventures in the world. My first trip will be my five-week trip to Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. Please feel free to ask questions, I will answer them to the best of my knowledge. I will be writing in a diary form so that it is easy to tell what date I did what starting when I leave. I will be leaving on Tuesday the 18th of August.

TRIP ONE:

About Iceland

Completely contradicting the name Iceland, it is actually mostly green, with the occasional volcano and glacier. Whereas Greenland is mostly white. Some facts about Iceland are:

  • Population: 325, 671
  • Area: 103,000
  • Tourists (2013): 807,300
  • Electricity Production from Renewables: 100%
  • GDP Growth: 3.5%
  • Sheep: 476,000
  • If Iceland were 100 People: 93 Icelandic, 3 Polish, 1 Nordic, 2 Other, 1 Asian
  • Belief Systems (in %): 75 Evangelical, 4 Catholic, 5 Free Lutheran, 1 Independent Congregation , 10 Other, 5 No Religion.
  • Population per sq. km: 3

(I’ve been reading the Lonely Planet Guidebook 2015 Edition).

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9 thoughts on “Hello world!

  1. I am surprised at the number of evangelicals.

    A question I have is, what makes Icelandic people unique? For instance, how are they different than Nordic people?

    Thanks Alex and have a wonderful adventure. 🌈

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    1. Well, they all seem to like the hands in jobs lik farming, fishing, parks, or cooking. They don’t seem to have a lot of computer oriented jobs. There are two though that I know of that are computer oriented, but I’m not 100% sure on the second one, they are power plants and aluminum smelting. If it doesn’t answer you question I’ll post something more in another blog post.

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      1. Hi Alex, Thank you for the response. I notice I want to follow your blog but it seems like that in order to do so I have to make up my own website on wordpress. Do I simply follow you by clicking on the link your Mom sent whenever I remember, or is there are way to follow you by getting emails every time you update your blog? Thanks Alex for any help!

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      2. Hi Harriet If you sign up to WordPress you will get emails, or you can just click one the link my mom sent you, though I only post about every third day. From Alex

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