Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Quiz: Where is Marissa Going?

Today’s post is an abbreviated one, because I’m presently scurrying around folding and packing and otherwise getting ready to get on a airplane later on this evening. I’ll be gone ten days, so next week’s post will be a “blast from the past” while I’m off gallivanting with my DH. This trip is our belated 30th anniversary celebration (because we’ve now been married 31+ years!) but well worth the wait.

Where are we going? We’re going to—

Hmm. Nope. Not gonna make it easy. You’re going to have to take a quiz to figure out where we’re headed, partly because it's a fascinating place and partly because I'm a tease. 😉 

Are you ready? Here it goes...
  • This place is one of the breeding grounds of a well-known type of bird sometimes called the ‘sea parrot.’
  • The name of a certain location in this place, Geysir, has become the word for all other places of a similar type.
  • The language spoken here still bears a strong resemblance to its early medieval form.
  • One of the world’s oldest Parliaments, the Althing, dating to the tenth century AD, meets here.
  • This place is one of the two locations on earth where you can see the meeting of two tectonic plates above the surface of the earth.
  • There are no mosquitoes here!
Any guesses?

I'll be back the week after next with lots of pictures of my mystery location...see you then!  😘


AnneB said...

I won't answer because I read your destination somewhere else. However, the word is, forget the fermented shark but the bread and skyr are to die for.

Daisy said...

Is it Iceland?

Marissa Doyle said...

Ha, Anne! I tried the fermented shark yesterday at the farm of the family that makes it. Not a fan, but yes, the bread has been amazing. And I've been having enough smoked fish to keep me happy.

And yes, Daisy, that's exactly where I am!