Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Tik-tak

Iceland is a country that really does care for its environment. Cheap electricity from hydropower plants, heating with a hot spring water is only addition to their superb care... Here comes one example: they drive to the shop... noone steals here really (not that you can drive the car away from the is(ce)land), so they leave the car unlocked, key in ignition, motor running and off they go to the shop. They will not stop the engine, so that their little spoilt feet are not cold after they come back. And what do Icelanders think about it... we nothing, we fishermen... (Czech saying.. I think they are not musically talented :o). There was actually a research done to compare the energy consumption between Iceland and Sweden... and it seems that they spend 3-5l of fuel more than Sweds. And those weasels they claim the fuel goes on heating the houses... HA, heating the cars maybe! The hot water serves to heat the houses. What nature protectors they are! :o)))

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4 Comments:

Blogger Johnny said...

are you on a traineeship in iceland currently?

9:43 PM, June 21, 2005  
Blogger Mart'a said...

Actually not any longer... these are more like my memories, I had fun writing them, so felt like putting them on my travelling blog. :o) Iceland was excellent and I miss it a lot.

10:31 PM, June 21, 2005  
Blogger Johnny said...

what was the traineeship for? err... job description i guess is what i mean?

11:03 PM, June 21, 2005  
Blogger Mart'a said...

I was there twice actually ... once traineeship... I worked for electricity company - mktg research, but lets say bit too easy JD; the company wanted to offer the possibility to come to Iceland more than giving the actual well worked out work description.
The second time I worked for the MC but I also found myself another "traineeship" in one bank there and that was excellent working experience. And fun. The time in iceland is extremely relaxed and everyone accepts it that way... And if there is a sunny and hot weather one day, it is most likely that companies will announce holiday for that day :o).

11:52 PM, June 21, 2005  

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