Iceland Travel Blog with National Geographic
I am so excited to bring a new journey across the world to you! Stay tuned. The adventure begins shortly!
The Journey There - yikes!
The Blue Lagoon - straight form the plane!
A Nap, Incredible Food and a Walk (troll sighting!)
Some Reykjavik Sights
7/14/2015 10:41:59 am
Hi Mr.Szmanski. It is Briannah Lopez. I guess you really love adventures. How are you and your mom doing? I miss you from last year. You are the best,handsomest,and funniest teacher ever. From your love bug(well used to be a love bug)Briannah
7/15/2015 02:20:19 am
Briannah, you are ALWAYS my love bug! We are doing well. I am recovered from the long journey here. I can't wait to post our latest travels! Pictures coming. oxoxo Mr. S.
7/14/2015 01:24:39 pm
Hi Mr. Szymanski! ! I really miss you! Are you going to bump into some fairies next? Btw, that's not a real troll so he can't be nice or cranky😊. Tell your mom hi and have fun!
7/15/2015 02:22:12 am
Inigo Blu, that was a REAL troll! What are you talking about? I am looking for fairies and will ask one of the naturalists about that! We had a fantastic talk about tectonic plates! I can't wait to post videos and pictures. I miss you to the bottom of that troll's toes! :) Mr. S.
7/15/2015 12:06:39 pm
Glad you made it there safely. I can't believe you ate whale.
7/16/2015 05:00:22 am
7/16/2015 02:02:43 am
Mr. S. - I'm glad that you saw the blue lagoon. I hope you have fun.
7/16/2015 05:01:34 am
Kiya & Kru
7/17/2015 02:40:10 pm
Hi Mr. s,
7/22/2015 01:31:27 am
Well hello my smelly love bug, minion! Well, it wasn't a killer whale that I ate. I am learning a lot about trolls here. You will see some more posts about them very soon! Some are nice and some are not. Very interesting. The whale was delicious, really. It kind of had a meat texture - which makes sense because they are mammals after all! There was a tasty sauce on it so it took on a sweet, tangy flavor. The meat itself was "gamey" which is what they call animals that are more "wild" in nature when you eat them - like deer, rabbit, etc. I would eat it again if there was someone with me who had never had it before. I don't know that I would eat it again. The food is SO GOOD here and so many options - though mostly fish! The best fish I have ever had! Love you! Mr. S.
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Mr. Szymanski is a First Grade Teacher at Walt Disney Magnet School in Chicago, IL. He is a 2014 National Geographic Grosvenor Teaching Fellow. Last December, he traveled to Antarctica and shared the experience with his students through his Antarctica Blog.