We’ve spent the past month in a neighborhood that’s a 30-minute walk from Reykjavik’s town center. The structure of this city assumes the vast majority of people will have a car, but there are enough options – buses, pedestrian bridges, biking paths – that’s it’s possible to be carless, even if it’s not the norm.
We spent the past week in a summerhouse near Geysir, on a holiday from both work and most of the Internet. The concept of vacation sounds a little strange since we’re on a long-term trip around the world but, in reality, this was the first time that I’ve taken more than a few days away from work in almost two years. It was nice to disconnect from the wider world and instead spend some time connecting with each other.