Iceland’s Penis Museum (The Icelandic Phallological Museum)

  When in downtown Reykjavik, I couldn’t resist a visit to the The Icelandic Phallological Museum, or the “Penis Museum” as it is known colloquially because “Phallological” is kind of a mouthful (no pun intended). Much like the smart and funny folks mentioned in this very official document, there are few things in this world…

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Iceland’s Bizarre Fascination with U.S. Pop Culture

One of the oddest things I noticed while in Reykjavik for the first time, was the amount of nods to American culture, or at least American culture as foreigners perceive it.  While Iceland has been at the forefront of the tourist industry in the past few years, it is still very isolated geographically.  This is…

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The Truth About The Blue Lagoon in Iceland

The Blue Lagoon naysayers are not wrong.  It’s crowded, it’s touristy, it’s expensive, but we all know you’re going anyway.   From the moment you step off the plane in Reykjavik it’s unavoidable.  You’re immediately greeted with pictures of statuesque bikini clad woman surrounded by swirling fog rising from the milky blue water.  Your hands…

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My Night in a Haunted Castle

  You can already tell it’s haunted can’t you?  About half way between Glasgow and Edinburgh, you’ll find Airth Castle in Falkirk, Scotland. This castle-turned-hotel-and-spa boasts around 500 years of history, which naturally means 500 years of ghosts!!!  That is, at least according to their Wikipedia page. I booked a room at the Airth Castle…

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Kelvingrove; A Museum That Says What We’re All Thinking

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow provides the top 5 things everyone looks for in a museum; art, history, dead animals, free admission, and a fat Elvis!  In fact, according to it’s own website it’s “one of the most visited museums in the U.K. outside of London.”  I’ll admit, that doesn’t sound like…

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