It took me much more time to report my trip around Greenland than I planned. I thought that I will be able to do it by the end of June, eventually October has started. Three factors influenced that it was delayed: a large amount of material...
The conversation with Liss Stender took place at the shop’s storeroom/workshop. Polly was accompanying us (I think that you may recognize her as I had mentioned about her in the previous posts).
The last week of my staying on Greenland started. The only attraction that I planned was visiting the museum for the second time and meeting with the previously known people.
During my few days staying Mona was calling me Aalisartoq (fisherman) and I as the part of retaliation was calling her Mona Lisa. Hans was called the same – just Hans and sometimes Mona was calling him Hansi. They were trying to convince me to stay here and became a fisherman.
Irene Thor Jeremiassen is an artist who currently lives and creates her art in Ilulissat. I have found her art in the lulissat Art Museum. I was so curious and interested by her pictures.
In the next agency I have discovered another entertainment – the flight in the light aircraft above Icefjord –it was an interesting option to spend the time. I have not been watching the icebergs from the top yet.
I was 20 minutes before the time at the appointed place. I was waiting another 20 minutes. Two fishermen Karl and Aqqalu were slightly late. We got to the board straight away when they came and after few minutes we started shipping out from the bay.
The taxi driver took me to the designated address to the B&B Gisel in Ilulissat. There was no any trade sign visible around so just in case I indicated the address pointing at it with my finger. He only confirmed it by nodding so I got out from the car.
The Kangerlussuaq also called as Søndre Strømfjord, Sondrestrom or Sondy.
The airport in the Kangerlussuaq has the direct connection with the Denmark. It is also the main transferring point for the internal flights so this is why it is often called as “Gate of Greenalnd”.
Qiviut is an inner layer of the oxen’s musk fur, from which wool is obtained with better strength than sheep’s wool. Qiviut is also softer than cashmere, and does not shrink in water.
When I was travelling along the Philiphines I was sleeping in the boat but in any way it cannot be compared with my Greenland trip. The main difference is a climate and different experiences.
From the beginning of my stay in the capital, I agreed with Water Taxi Nuuk the details of my boat trip – it was mainly about the lowest cost. I wanted to set sail on Tuesday, but eventually it was on Wednesday – it was cheaper.
Nuuk is the capital and the biggest city in Greenland at the same time. It is habitant for about 1/3 population of the country which is 17,600 people. The city was founded by Hansa Egede in 1721 or 1728. He named the city as Godthåb (from Danish it means good hope).