Jag tálar Svenska …
Sweden

Jag tálar Svenska …

This phrase means “I speak Swedish…” I have to admit I used Google Translator to find out the verb for “to speak.” Nevertheless, yesterday I began attending a beginner’s Swedish course and am rapidly increasing my knowledge of the language. The past two days have introduced me to Swedish words, pronunciation, and grammar. After six hours of … Continue reading

First taste of Sweden
Sweden

First taste of Sweden

Hej everyone! I arrived in Stockholm yesterday afternoon. Hans Hagglund met me at the airport. For those of you who don’t know, the Hagglunds (Hans, Lotta, Alva, and Hannah) and the Kristiansens (Kjell and Lillian) are our good family friends from Sweden. Kjell Kristiansen and my Dad have been good friends from many years and Kjell … Continue reading

Icy in Iceland
Travel

Icy in Iceland

On August 24th I had a wonderful excursion in the Icelandic countryside. I was one of five tourists on this adventure. My guide was a very kind and knowledgable woman from the Czech Republic who has lived in Iceland for nearly five years. Our day tour started out at the Hengill geothermal area, located at the … Continue reading

Arrival in Iceland
Travel

Arrival in Iceland

Góðan daginn! I left Seattle on the evening of August 22nd and arrived in Reykjavik, Iceland August 23rd. I was fortunate to say in Iceland for two days to explore Icelandic culture and its beautiful scenery. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Iceland, Iceland is a small Nordic country of approximately 320,000 people … Continue reading