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What do you do when you are staying with a family in a foreign country where only the two adults know how to speak English and the two kids (Kevin 7 and Benjamin 2) speak only Dutch?  You would probably ask yourself how do I communicate with them when all you know is yes, no, thank you and ice cream. We soon realized that just because we could not speak Dutch doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. Kevin and I played a game called Guess Who?  Instead of…

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About half the nation of Iceland believes in elves & trolls. Iceland has a ton of hot springs. The hot springs are hot from the geothermal energy – the energy beneath the ground. In Iceland they speak Icelandic. Reykjavik is the biggest city in Iceland. Reykjavik is the capital city. Every year Iceland gets a tiny bit bigger from the North American tectonic plate and the Eurasian tectonic plate moving further apart. The earth’s second biggest glacier is in Iceland. To walk on a glacier you have to…