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The Bellinghman
Date: 2007-12-17 23:21
Subject: Surely Reykjavik is not that pricey?
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As noted in this BBC report, it appears that one country is so expensive it's got into the top five twice:

MOST EXPENSIVE NATIONS

Iceland
Denmark
Switzerland
Norway
Iceland

Source: World Bank

(Yes, the second Iceland was in fact Ireland.)
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Nik Whitehead
User: sharikkamur
Date: 2007-12-17 20:27 (UTC)
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No, it's absolutely right - Iceland IS so expensive it should be in the top 5 twice! :)
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User: knell
Date: 2007-12-17 20:30 (UTC)
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You've been there, right? Ever try to eat out?
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-12-17 20:44 (UTC)
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Just the once, as I recall. And the beer wasn't cheap, either.

Oh, I exclude a perfectly reasonably priced cafeteria out near Geysir.
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Nik Whitehead
User: sharikkamur
Date: 2007-12-18 06:02 (UTC)
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Perhaps it's in twice for that reason - once for the beer, once for everything else.

Hmm... can I put it in a third time just for all of the damned import duties?
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Sion: car
User: sion_a
Date: 2007-12-18 07:33 (UTC)
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I wonder if that's the same one that 1ngi mentions as being a place to avoid the hotdogs…?

(Remembers to double honeymoon budget.)
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1ngi: Eating
User: 1ngi
Date: 2007-12-18 08:42 (UTC)
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Ah - I see you got there first ;-) *giggles*

Edited at 2007-12-18 11:42 am (UTC)
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1ngi
User: 1ngi
Date: 2007-12-18 08:41 (UTC)
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Oh please tell me it's not the place where they sell the yucky hotdogs of Doom? With added Dime bar? *cringes*
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-12-18 13:13 (UTC)
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I can't say I noticed. And since I've only spent one full day in the country, you'll have to excuse my lack of local expertise.

What we ate, wherever it was, was cod goujons with french fries. Icelanders sometimes tease Brits by saying they do the best fish and chips in the world. I'm almost inclined to accede.
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User: silly_swordsman
Date: 2007-12-18 11:38 (UTC)
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I feel oddly slighted that Sweden isn't on that list...
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-12-18 13:09 (UTC)
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Isn't it. I'm sure it is ...

... oh hold on, Switzerland. Well, Zurich, Stockholm, they're pretty much the same.
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