POST 358 02September 2018
ICELAND Part One
In last July (2018) the Team ‘BYE’ has been exploring Iceland and in this Post we share with you some notes and pictures.
(Team ‘BYE’: BinhLam, Yva, Edio)
-Capital and largest city: Reykjavík
-GDP per capita $70,332
-Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of 348,580 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe.
-In 1986 Iceland hosted a summit in Reykjavík between United States President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, during which they took significant steps toward nuclear disarmament. A few years later, Iceland became the first country to recognize the independence of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania as they broke away from the USSR.
(Letter from Tue-Y and Tue-Chu)
Yes, we came back from a very nice trip to a beautiful country.
The trip was very beautiful and in the times that we had proposed we managed to make the rounds touching the most interesting and characteristic places.
Isalanda is a young country where the elements are as if they were in a more elementary state and more immediate to the perception:
the water of the rivers, the waterfalls, of the sea and of the glaciers, the fire of the volcanoes still active,
the metals of the lava that carves the landscape,
stones and the crystals of which the mountains are rich,
the vegetation almost always low because of the wind that sweeps the earth, which in some cases seems a soft blanket on the pungent rock of the hardened lava, in others it extends as far as the eye can see with all the variations of green.
We are very happy to live this adventure.
Iva e Edio
Tue Y and Tue Chu