But we hit the road again and went further south to Álfhólar, where Atlas and Askur are living a good life and growing up and Sólarorka is showing good progress in training with Sara, Valdi's cousin at Álfhólar.
But the traveling wasn't over as a long holiday weekend in the end of may I hopped on a plain and went to visit Valdi in Kuwait. The country greeted me warmly with nice weather and high heat as well as gradually improving view (sand storms apparently are quite common and resemble the ash fall in Iceland a lot). The country and culture is a lot different from what we are used to from Europe, it's all one desert with a lot of oil and gas and they have a very good relationship with USA so almost everyone there speaks English and all possible and impossible american chain restaurants on every corner. Valdi's accommodations were checked out and he can't really complain.
But I got back and forth with out problems in my first trip to the middle east and it is good to know that Valdi is being well taken care of, at least until he comes back home.