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One final Icelandic note… Last night as I getting ready to head back North American way, I got to experience a very different side of the country as some 8,000 people (or like 7% of Reykjavik) gathered outside parliament – which was essentially a block from my hotel – to protest the government’s response to the domestic economic situation, as many households face mounting debts and foreclosures. It was largely peaceful, but it was certainly passionate. A local explained to me that essentially everyone in the country support the protests, and “it was about time” they started going down.

Read more about what’s going on there here.

And here’s some video:

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