Be careful who you befriend in Iceland

Persis at Ice Cold Land very kindly asked me to write a guest post. She is a new Iceland blogger and like 99% of travellers who go to Iceland, very enthusiastic about it. She visited from Singapore and I can only imagine what a shock the weather and geography must be in comparison. Anyway, you can read my grumpy post about other tourists in Iceland over on her blog – and do check out her other posts too.

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9 thoughts on “Be careful who you befriend in Iceland

  1. Really enjoyed your post. Bloomin heck if I ever visited Iceland I think I would be in trouble. I’m a bit of a chatty person, on the other hand I probably wouldn’t initiate conversation but if someone talks to me then I’m off. In our local pub we often meet tourist who are visiting. I get blethering and now have quite a few folk that have kept in touch. I will however take your advice if I ever visit Iceland πŸ˜‰

    • You’d be fine because I think you are good at picking up signals from other people – it’s those people who latch on to anyone and everyone and can’t “read” other people that are hard work! And I love friendly locals – it’s just other tourists. πŸ˜‰ So if I am ever in your neck of the woods I will expect a full-on onslaught and won’t mind a bit!

  2. I like your article and I often felt the same. We ran very often in to the same people. I’m not the type who is doing conversation with other tourists, too. So they receive my “Don’t talk to me” vibrations right in the beginning. πŸ˜‰ But that is not depending on Iceland. I used to handle it in other countries, too. We had our biggest aha moment as we met one of the three French hitchhikers we gave a lift in the Westfjords 14 days later near Skogarfoss. That was really funny and she rememberd us in fact. πŸ˜€

    • I have to say I’ve never really been anywhere else where I ran into people a lot, although also interesting in China as the other tourists stand out a lot! As long as friendly people gravitate to other friendly people, I’m all right with that. πŸ™‚

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