Sæll, gaman að kynnast þér! My name is Hannah Ezra, and on August 5, 2013 I moved to Reykjavik, Iceland to get a Master’s degree in Viking and Medieval Norse studies. I started this blog (then called An American in Iceland) to share my Icelandic adventures and new found analog photography habit. But after a year and a half, I started going other places, too. I spent four months in Denmark, a month in Finland, dashed through Estonia and Latvia, took a week off in Austria, day-tripped Sweden celebrated Christmas my boyfriend’s Finnish family in Toronto, and snuck in a pair of visits to Scotland in between all that to visit my Finn. I finished my MA in Reykjavík in May 2015 and came home to Maryland soon after. Wandering is in my blood, so I after a summer of exploring the East Coast with my Finn, I moved on my own to Nashville to work for a historical association. I’d never been before, and I’m growing to like this new town. I’ll go back to Iceland (I’m in love you see), but until then I’ll look back on my time there fondly as the beginning of a lifetime of adventure and exploration. Be sure to like my blog page on facebook to get regular updates about your favorite tiny, Nordic island and wherever else life takes me.
A little bit about meeeee: I grew up in the Washington, D.C. suburbs, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and rural Maryland. I was homeschooled along with my two younger brothers until age 16, when I went to community college. After transferring and graduating from the University of Maryland (Go Terps!), I worked full time in marketing until I followed in my parents’ footsteps by making my expat dreams a reality. I love all things Icelandic and medieval, justice & equality, history, books books books all the books I can buy, and film photography. Thanks for reading!