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Sure, it’s beautiful, the Icelandic volcano whose name looks like someone slammed his or her head repeatedly against a keyboard and then said, “that looks good.” Yep, Eyjafjallajökull, Icelandic for “traveler, you are stuck.” I happened to be on a business trip in the UK at the time, and ended up stranded for more than a week. To be honest, we here at Talking Travel felt a bit sheepish, considering that a day before Eyjafjallajökull went off, we released a podcast all about the beauties of Iceland. We’ve learned our lesson. Nah, not really. But if you’re looking for something to blame for not getting a regular fix of Talking Travel during the past few weeks, look no further than here.
How can we NOT discuss one of, if not the major travel event of new millennium? Lonely Planet’s Tom Hall is on hand to discuss a whole range of issues, including whether the eruption should change your own summer travel plans.
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(Photo by Boaworm via Wikipedia)