İlker Uğur

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Swimming in Iceland

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All of you probably heard about Finnish baths where you swim in ice cold water, run and jump into sauna or a hot tub.

The same practice is also a part of living in Iceland. Monocle had a great coverage of economic crisis in Iceland last year. 2 months ago they went to Iceland one more time to see how people are coping with crisis. And the answer is swimming.

Swimming in icy water during a very cold winters day, then running for 200 meters and jump into 38 degrees hot water.

This is the way of surviving, way of feeling that you are still alive in Iceland. I would love to practice that sometime too and maybe I will go and pay a visit to Iceland next winter to do so.

It will also be nice to see my friends in Iceland FA as well 🙂 Maybe they will be joining me.

The pictures you see are from a public beach of Rejkjavik. It is called Ylströndin Nautholsvik.

Written by ilkerugur

June 29, 2010 at 6:43 am

Ministry of Ideas

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Gudjon Mar Gudjonsson

Gudjon Mar Gudjonsson

As we all know Iceland is in big trouble. The country went bankrupt in the end of last year due to global crisis and trying to recover from there. 

A non-profit group is organised by Gudjon Mar Gudjonsson, who is an entrepreneur, is now trying to find out solutions for Iceland’s economic recovery. They meet every Saturday to discuss new ideas. 

The main idea is channeling the human potential of Iceland into entrepreneurship. The president of Iceland is backing the organisation and who knows the ministry can be official very soon. 

A ministry dealing with projects of immense size is also necessary for Turkey. Especially in regards to huge scale organizations. This can be formed independent of the government and rate the governments projects. It can even be a webpage online like Twitter. But strict moderation is a must as usual.

The source of this entry is Monocle Magazine.

Written by ilkerugur

April 16, 2009 at 7:33 am

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