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So I'm pretty sure I left off just as I was heading to Iceland. So that's where I will start. Iceland is amazing, literally like something form another planet! It's Covered in volcanic rock so it's sort of like a moonscape. But at every horizon there are snow capped mountains. During my time I went and saw the northern lights, which are very very cool. Although they show up more in photos than they do to the naked eye. Then I went to the blue ...
... that they can't be that mad at the world. Or at least they're mad enough to protest and go on strike, but not mad enough to inconvenience anyone too roughly. They're such an odd personality. And they've got a bit of an arrogance to them. Although keep in mind that I'm generalising a lot here, not everyone is like this. But I think they're curious about the other, the foreigner. I suppose, as a foreigner myself, I could compare them to the US, but of the ...
... a bruise about the size of my palm on my thigh. I am the only person
I know to get a bruise like that before they even begin their ski lessons!
The day turned out to be pretty great though, even though I
felt like I’d gotten out on the wrong side of the bed. Denis’ brother and his
family were there. We hung out with them for the morning, and they let me dig
through all of their ski gear to borrow it for the week. It was such a ...
... It was called St. Jean Baptiste, and I really liked it because of the stained glass windows. They were extremely blue and purple, and with the light streaming through, the effect was really appealing. I also just love walking through cathedrals and seeing where people used to pray and go to mass. It's really hard to believe that some people actually still go to church there every week.
After St. Jean, we took a Funiculaire (tram) up to the top of a very large hill ...
... that we made:
- Roast Chicken
- Poached Chicken (Blanquette)
- Croutes de Sel - Crusted Chicken (Chicken is cooked inside a salt crust dough - you don't actually eat the dough though)
- Chicken Ameriquaine -Whole chicken, covered in mustard and breadcrumbs and then roasted in the oven (not quite sure why this is considered American)
- Basquaise - Chicken - Capsicum
- vallee d'auge - apple sliced, onion and mushroom glacÚ,