Iceland is about 800km northwest of the UK
and over 300,000 people live there. Hong Kong
has 6,570 people per square km. Iceland only
has about 3
people per square km! It is famous for geysers,
hot springs where water shoots in the air. "I
live about 30 from a hot spring and drive past
it almost every day," said Baldvin. "My family
goes to the Blue
Lagoon hot spring. We can relax in an outdoor
pool in naturally hot water even if it's snowing.
"It's quite warm in summer and doesn't really
get dark. In winter, it can go down to
in Iceland and Hong Kong
"Schools in Iceland are very relaxed. We don't
wear uniforms. There are no fences or discipline
masters. Students can wear make up and earrings
and even use their mobile phones. Some students,
and all my family, have tattoos. It took me
a while to get used to school life in Hong Kong
but I have many friends here now. It's a fun
city to live in and my host family is great!
I don't think young people in Iceland are romantic.
Valentine's Day is not really celebrated. We
hang out together and go to discos but my not
many of my friends are ¡¥dating'. Most people
get married when they are about 30.
The US occupied Iceland in World War 2. We
were protected from Germany and the Americans
helped Iceland to advance and ¡¥crawl out of
our mud huts'. Quite a few Icelandic women married
Americans during the war. Iceland has no army.
We are a peaceful country and don't want to
fight anyone. I like that!
my HK friends, Ka Fung & Kathy
a beach barbecue in HK