hello! i’m in franz josef, it is picturesque here, right next to the mountains and the ice rivers. there are about three houses and two shops or so. we stoped at a mining town on the way and we had the oppotunity of panning for gold. i declined, it was a bit stupid as they quite clearly poured gold dust into a pan put some rocks on top and you “gold pan” into a plastic bucket. very tacky i thought. went for a walk instead with a couple of swedish girls called jesica and helen and anglish guy called rob who i had met on the bus. they are prety cool, and i am doing some kyaking in about 20 minutes with them. tomorrow i’m doing the full day glacier walk taking about 8 hours or so. it should be fun. i’ll blog later on see you