Spring Break in Iceland

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  1. bossf51

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    For all those who are waiting for news on appointments, let me just give you an idea of some of the opportunities that await the successful candidates.

    My son and a fellow 1c are spending their "spring break" in Iceland. They are part of a group that prepared briefing books and other research for the USCG delegation to the North Atlantic Coast Guard Forum, which takes place this week in Reykjavik. The NACGF is a group of 18 maritime nations which meets on a semi-annual basis to discuss issues of mutual concern such as drug interdiction, fisheries, and illegal immigration. The boys serve as staff to the US delegation during the conference.

    They had an opportunity to do some sightseeing this week as well, visiting the famous "Blue Lagoon" resort.

    Later this month my son will be attending the World Model UN conference in The Hague, Netherlands. Over the course of four years at the Academy he has traveled to Spain, Portugal, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Canada, Mexico and now these countries as well.

    Good luck to all the applicants and I hope you get good news in the coming weeks!:thumb:
     
  2. mwbluebeard

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    Very cool.

    So many opportunities await!
     
  3. zachogden

    zachogden Member

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    boss, what did your son travel to spain and portugal for? summer cruise?
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I wonder what currency Iceland will be using by then....and if there will be a government left... :eek:
     
  5. bossf51

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    Iceland uses euros I believe. :eek:

    Yes the Spain and Portugal were part of his swab summer Eagle cruise. He got "stuck" on Madiera Island for an extra four days when they were having troubles with the plane that was supposed to bring him back to New London. :wink:
     
  6. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Nope...

    The "Island Krone" is the currency of Iceland.

    And it's a WONDERFUL place. It was a LOT nicer when they still had prohibition (yes, really...NO crime, no violence, just great friendly folks) in place.

    Spent more than a year there...LOVED it!
     
  7. bossf51

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    Well they accept Euros that's for sure. :wink:
     
  8. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Their economy just crashed....bring pelts to trade.
     
  9. J Collins

    J Collins Founding Member

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    They use the Krona here is all you ever need to know:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_króna


    :biggrin: Google is awesome

    Iceland is not a member of the European Union and does not use the euro.

    Tourists to Iceland will generally not need to carry much Icelandic currency, as in most cases electronic payment is accepted. Other currencies are very rarely accepted in Iceland. A notable exception is Keflavík International Airport, where the US dollar, euro and some other currencies are accepted by all merchants. Certain stores in downtown Reykjavík, such as Eymundsson and Mál og menning accept some foreign currencies, including the Danish krone, the Swedish krona, United States dollar, pound sterling, euro and the Japanese yen.
     
  10. bossf51

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    Well the Blue Lagoon takes Euros...anyhoo let's move on from this topic...:rolleyes:
     
  11. J Collins

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    I wanna go to the blue lagoon... tell him to get lots of pictures!!!
     
  12. bossf51

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    He already posted 'em, you know where...FB
     

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