Hiking in South Iceland
Laugavegur, Þórsmörk, and Fimmvörðuháls

Warning: Very long and edited even less than usual. Skip this one if you’re not interested in hiking; there’s nothing else going on here.

After travelling to Reykjavík for work and a little bit of tourism this June, I spent the better part of a week hiking in Iceland’s southern highlands. I have some mountain walking experience (solo and in small groups), but this was the first big trip I’ve done on my own. The short version of this post is: it went really well, I had a great time.

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It was my birthday on Friday, so I took the day off of work and headed to London for the Natural History Museum’s Whales: Beneath the Surface exhibition (open until February 2018). It’s a nice show, although rather smaller than I expected: £14 admission seems a bit steep in retrospect.

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Kill All Normies: a failed review

Feels bad man

For the last 6 weeks I’ve been trying, on and off, to write a long review of Angela Nagle’s Kill All Normies that I can be happy with. This post is meant to bring that to a close so that I can finally do something else with my evenings again. The trouble is, I don’t really know how to write!

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As I noted before, I’ve been quite lucky to be sent to interesting places for work this Summer. I went to Stockholm in the middle of August for a couple of days to attend the Logic Colloquium (good poster, no?). Unlike my trip to Iceland I didn’t really make a proper holiday of it—Stockholm isn’t as expensive as Iceland, but it’s still a Nordic and my meagre bank balance won’t stretch to two of those in one year. But I did stay an extra night and day after the conference to do just a couple tourist things.

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