GRAPEVINE’S PURCHASES THAT JUSTIFY EXISTENCE - The Reykjavik Grapevine

GRAPEVINE’S PURCHASES THAT JUSTIFY EXISTENCE

GRAPEVINE’S PURCHASES THAT JUSTIFY EXISTENCE

Published June 24, 2005

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Picture postcards from The Museum of Photography. Beautifully shot black and whites of Iceland during less developed times available for 50 ISK a pop. No waterfalls, puffins or geysers. Perfect not only for friends back home, but for your desk or wall. The Museum of Photography, Tryggvagata 15, 101 Reykjavík.
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Wool. For people learning the language, the lady working in the tourist shop gives you the Icelandic lesson of the day, and the wool you get can be worked into a handy pair of mittens or socks. 296 ISK per 100 metres of wool at Vík Wool, with similar prices at other shops. Available throughout the country.
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Luxus Dried Banana Slices. 129 ISK for 250 grams at, you guessed it, 10-11. True, when dried you don’t get vitamins from fruit, but you do get roughage. Mmm. Roughage. And the package, if not the product itself, is from sunny Kópavogur, home of the largest shopping mall in the country.
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Old School University Book Bag. Good quality canvas and handsome 70s styling come together in the Háskóli Íslands book bag, great for use as hand luggage or shopping. Available at the University Book Store for 500 ISK, with a Reykjavík City Library version for the same price available… at the Reykjavík City Library.


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