So here's Jed's questions and below my answers
1. You decide to go on a journey. You will travel overland. How will you travel?</p>
Considering that what I consider a journey usually involves getting at least as far as the other side of the planet, I doubt I could do without an airplane. The journey usually starts when I reach the destination and begin exploring it.
2. As you travel, you enter a different sort of countryside. What sort of country is it?
I'm picturing icelandic landscapes with rich black soil and emerald green grass, rainbows and aurora borealis at night.
3. After traveling through this country for a while you come to a body of water. What is it like?
I would suppose it's hot springs due to the high volcanic activity in the island.
4. Your journey will take you across the water. What method will you use to cross it?
Uhm. Water, open countryside, nobody around. Heck if the water is not too cold nor too hot, I'd love to swim through.
5. On the far side of the water is a wilderness. What is the wilderness like?
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6. There is a way through the wilderness. What is it like and how do you travel on it?
It's a natural path between corrugated hills. It may not take me anywhere specific but I'd follow it just to see where it takes me. My pattern recognition identified it as a path, and since I'm crossing open country, there's no reason not to follow it.
7. At the end of the journey you come to a house. What sort of house is it and how is it different from the ones you are familiar with?
It's like a cottage or cabin, and it's strange because it has grass on the roof. It looks like it was built in the side of a hill, although it's all artificial. It's done that way in order to keep the warm in. The rest is made mainly of stone and wood, apparently, although in the inside it's very modern.
8. You enter the house. What is it like inside? What sort of things are in it?
The dominant color is white. All the furniture is made of a very clear colored wood. Although the design is modern, there is a wide use of natural materials, wood being predominant. It's full of books and this makes me feel very much at home.
9. The inhabitant of the house is there. What are they like?
It's a couple. They like to live in a somewhat remote area.
10. You are invited to eat. What sorts of food and drink are served?
They're nice enough not to dare me to try hákarl, thankfully. Of the drinks, I only drink water or tea so the rest doesn't seem relevant. As far as food goes, I am not familiar with icelandic cuisine, but I suppose it will involve fish and dill in significant quantity, which I simply adore. But all this is rather secondary to being their guest: it makes any food taste better and I'd eat anything they offer with gratitude.
11. After the meal, your host tells you something you have traveled all this way to learn. What do they tell you?42.
Kidding aside, they don't tell me anything specific, but by merely being nice and welcoming, they reminded me how important it is to make people not feel like they're strangers or foreigners to a place. A welcoming place is not one who treats you like an outsider, however politely and un-threateningly they may do that. Japan always treats you like an outsider. With all politeness and courtesy, but you'll always be an alien. When I went to NY I felt the exact opposite. That's the good thing we should learn. How to be more cosmopolites.
Since I wasn't told to tag anybody, I won't tag, and the game ends here