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Custom Icelandic Sweaters. You can have one!

At the Reykjavik flea market, Kolaportið, you can get all manner of things, from garage sale leftovers to military memorabilia to frozen eels. But in my opinion, the best deal of all is the hand-knit sweaters, lovingly created by some of Iceland's most talented crafters.

We went to buy one in one of the several stalls selling knitware, and almost found exactly what we were looking for. But the men's sweater we liked best was too small, and the neckline pattern was a little busy, and darn! We really were ready to buy.

You can get anything you want

Arna in stall E16 told us, "No problem. My mother-in-law, Magga, will knit you exactly what you want." And because most Icelanders speak excellent English, we were able to communicate, exchange emails and get confirmation that by Tuesday, our new sweater was being knitted. Two and a half days later it was ready.

The Luxor has the Worst Room Service

On Tynan

Wow. I try to keep things positive. I really do. But this is just unbelievable. The Luxor casino and hotel in Las Vegas, NV has the worst room service you can possibly imagine.

Now, I like a lot of other things about this casino. The restaurants are great. The casino hosts are fantastic. They send me things in the mail to give me free rooms, food, show tickets, and more. And then when I get here they put me in a cool room with a jacuzzi in the bedroom. So overall I really like the Luxor and will keep coming back.

"Ok, but it's going to take an hour"

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