I was trying to live up some memories from my christmas in Reykjavík by listening to a few Icelandic classics, but I actually found myself nodding my head to this heavy hitter that just got released on the 20th. It’s a rap track called Reykjavíkurdætur (Daughters of Reykjavík) that not only hooked me with its great beat and flow but is also promoting a female focused rap show taking place in Reykjavík today. I hope there will be another one for me to attend in spring!

Other than that, I hope you’ll enjoy new years and I’m looking forward to writing here again in 2014!

Tonight I will give myself a good treat and go see MÚM for the first time ever. I have been listening to their latest record a few times and like what I heard so far. Sin Fang will be opening tonight, a band I love and I have seen live in concert more times than I can remember. I am excited how there appearance abroad is gonna be like.

Tonight I will give myself a good treat and go see MÚM for the first time ever. I have been listening to their latest record a few times and like what I heard so far. Sin Fang will be opening tonight, a band I love and I have seen live in concert more times than I can remember. I am excited how there appearance abroad is gonna be like.

Anonymous asked:

Hello Tim ! I ran into this page of yours because I ve applied for the same EVS program as yours in Iceland! I send my papers like 15 days ago and I m so nervous about what happens! Could you tell me how long did it take them to inform you that you were selected?? thanks a lot!

Hey! I know what you are going through, but that’s of course part of the experience. It really depends on the workload at the office and how they schedule everything, I don’t know much about that. Still, I don’t think they will let you wait too long. I will cross fingers for you and hope you’ll get what you are looking for!

Though I might be a little bit late to the party, I am slowly getting to know the new Sigur Rós album “Kveikur”. After hearing “Ísjaki” (iceberg) on an alternative radio station here in Germany, I got interested. The song has been sticking with me since then. Check it out above! Since it features the lyrics on screen, it’s also a nice exercise in Icelandic.

Due to the fact that I still get messages and new followers on this (currently rather inactive) blog, I am happy to announce that I will return to Iceland on February the 3rd. I have yet to book the tickets, but plans are being made. See you there?

ginkoblatt asked:

Hello! (: Woah, how lucky am I stumbling over your blog. I'm from Austria and I want to do an EVS year in Iceland after I finished high school. I just started preparing, learning a bit Icelandic and stuff, even though it's still a year to go, but I really want to get in touch with some people and listen to their experiences. I'll just read your whole blog and maybe leave another message later. Thanks for sharing all this stuff!

Thanks for the kind words, feel free to ask!

Wow (or as in Icelandic, vá)! When I came home this weekend, a sweet parcel was waiting in my room to be unboxed. After taking a look at the sender’s address, I quickly figured out that this has something to do with the french video contest I took part in. As I posted earlier ago, the jury liked my video about volunteering in Iceland and invited me to a one-week seminar in Montreuil and Paris. Unfortunately I couldn’t go (fuck fuck fuck), but they nevertheless send me a little something. As you can see above, I found a button, a bottle opener, a magazine about art in Montreuil (I guess from my poor french) and a trophy made of glass. Yes, of course I put it on my shelf.
Thanks again everybody for sharing, liking, reblogging my stuff or writing me an e-mail/comment. It’s great to hear that people can make use of what is more or less my own little scrapbook about Iceland. Though I am once again back to Germany, I will keep up with posting some cultural gems that I find worth putting up here. On the other hand, plans for Iceland 2014 are already being made…

Wow (or as in Icelandic, )! When I came home this weekend, a sweet parcel was waiting in my room to be unboxed. After taking a look at the sender’s address, I quickly figured out that this has something to do with the french video contest I took part in. As I posted earlier ago, the jury liked my video about volunteering in Iceland and invited me to a one-week seminar in Montreuil and Paris. Unfortunately I couldn’t go (fuck fuck fuck), but they nevertheless send me a little something. As you can see above, I found a button, a bottle opener, a magazine about art in Montreuil (I guess from my poor french) and a trophy made of glass. Yes, of course I put it on my shelf.

Thanks again everybody for sharing, liking, reblogging my stuff or writing me an e-mail/comment. It’s great to hear that people can make use of what is more or less my own little scrapbook about Iceland. Though I am once again back to Germany, I will keep up with posting some cultural gems that I find worth putting up here. On the other hand, plans for Iceland 2014 are already being made…

I finally managed to get myself to the drug store in order to pick up my developed analogue film from my trip to the Westfjords. All of them are shot with a Canon T-50 which requires no real skill whatsoever, but I still like a bunch of the shots. Unfortunately the scans aren’t as great as the printed ones. Still, it’s a nice surprise to wait for the outcome. What’s your favorite picture?

Mine is probably the one at the beach, since it looks a little weird to have a beach in this kind of place. It reminds me of how relaxing it was to sit in the dry grass, just feeling the sun on my skin.

Halló everyone! Just a short entry for you guys: summer has more or less arrived in Germany and I am actually a little glad to finally experience somewhat of a hot weather again. Still, looking at my Facebook-feeds gives me some bittersweet feelings once in a while. It is weird to miss a place that far away, especially when there is no day passing without thinking about my Iceland at least once.

The last week I spend at re:publica 2013, a conference in Berlin about internet politics, society and culture. One of the many presentations I attended was by Birgitta Jónsdóttir, head of the Icelandic Pirate Party. You can check out the full speech here, where she talks about the Icelandic constitution. Worth a watch!

Then again I would like to say thank you to everybody who watched the video I posted earlier. I won the jury’s award for my clip about EVS in Iceland! They invited me for a trip to Montreuil and Paris, taking part in workshops about film making. Unfortunately I coulnd’t go, since I already had to go to Berlin (what the fuck)! Well, if those problems continue to be everything I have to worry about, I am not going to complain.

So thanks again for keeping up with my blog once in a while, here is a brilliant song by one of my most loved Icelandic artists, Sin Fang.