I've arrived in Iceland on my birthday. It's nice and sunny. It's hard to pick a defining image so I'll just go for this Viking that overlooks the city. They're big on Vikings here. Vikings and pixies. It's smaller and less grand than I thought it would be. Refreshing after Toronto and it's G20 preparations. That was a living breathing police state. Surreal with it's huge fence cutting up downtown and windows boarded up and sculptures covered with wood and everything not tied down taken away, like they're preparing for civil war. I'm off to the thermal baths to forget all about it.