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GUEST BLOG — Ann Sofia Visits Literary Iceland

GUEST BLOG — Ann Sofia Visits Literary Iceland

By Ann Sofia As an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute/Great Books participant, I joined the Worldwide Quest tour group affiliated with Classical Pursuits of Toronto for a late-summer visit to Iceland. This small island nation is home to some of the toughest, most self-reliant Norse descendants who are also among the […]

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GUEST BLOG – Travelling with Books

GUEST BLOG – Travelling with Books

I think we read and we travel for many of the same reasons. We like to visit new places and experience new things. Books are a kind of travel by imagination. Although I’ve travelled a fair bit, and I’ve read quite a lot, I’d never combined the two until I […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Iceland, an unlikely nation

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Iceland, an unlikely nation

This is a personal reflection on our trip to Literary Iceland. Like all Classical Pursuits trips, I expected my prior reading and on site discussions, coupled with unrushed and thoughtful travel, to deepen my understanding of a people and a place. In this instance, before leaving home, I had formed […]

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GUEST BLOG — Bobbi Speck on Incredible Iceland (Part 3)

GUEST BLOG — Bobbi Speck on Incredible Iceland (Part 3)

Day 8 (September 6): The Saga Circle Another amazing day, and the last of our bus adventures outside Reykjavik. This time we travelled along the ‎southwestern coast heading north. We drove through a 3-mile long tunnel in bedrock beneath the water to cross the ‎Hvalfjord on our way to the Borgafjord […]

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GUEST BLOG — Bobbi Speck on Incredible Iceland (Part 2)

GUEST BLOG — Bobbi Speck on Incredible Iceland (Part 2)

Day 5 (September 3): Smaratun and Saga Museum  The view from my farm window this morning was giant white turkeys. The male could have been my height, but his plumage would have made him too wide to go through that little church door at Thingvellir! We had a late and […]

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GUEST BLOG — Bobbi Speck on Incredible Iceland (Part 1)

GUEST BLOG — Bobbi Speck on Incredible Iceland (Part 1)

In this three-part post, the intrepid Bobbi (aka Borghilde) Speck gives us all the news that’s fit to print on Literary Iceland: Isle of Awe, 2014. Led by Mark Cwik and Ann Kirkland, a group of travellers read, ate, and hiked their way through this astonishing country. Did they encounter any […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Iceland in images

These were taken with my phone. Better pics are bound to come from those with serious cameras and better eyes. Music is Icelandic, a free download. Iceland in words can be found here, ON THE ROAD WITH ANN — Iceland, an unlikely nation   and here, GUEST BLOG – Bobbi Speck on incredible Iceland

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GUEST POST – Spare Beauty and Epic Literature in Iceland with Mark Cwik

GUEST POST – Spare Beauty and Epic Literature in Iceland with Mark Cwik

Iceland is stark and stunning. It’s everything the travel brochures say it is: beautiful in a way that’s hard to imagine without visiting. When I travelled to Iceland a few years ago, I couldn’t get enough of the glaciers, waterfalls, geysers and gorges, the vast lava fields and the miles […]

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