I thought I would take this post and talk about some things here in Greenland are very different than what some are use to in the States.
The first thing that comes to peoples mind first is the weather! And yes, for this ole southern girl, the weather here has taken some getting used to! We get LOTS of snow in the winter and into the 50's in the summer. I know some of you are thinking, "50 is not warm!" but when you have been below 0 for several months, it is roasting!
|This is in front of our house a few moths ago!|
|In Ilulissat, Greenland|
Another thing that is different, is the dogs. The dogs here are not pets, but work animals. The puppies are cute and cuddly, but when they are around 6 months old they are chained up. And after that you don't go near them. They are used in the winter for the dog sledges. A lot of people use snowmobiles, but there are still some that stick to the dog sledges.
|One mean looking dog!|
|A dog sledge in Ilulissat|
One of the biggies here is the language! They speak Danish and Greenlandic. Danish is easier for me to read than to speak, and Greenlandic is a total mystery for me! There are little to no resources for learning Greenlandic. The learning tools that are available are Danish to Greenlandic, not English to Greenlandic!
|A road sign in Greenlandic.|
|Some kids playing in our yard.|
|This is a little shed in front of our house that kids constantly climb on.|
|A supply ship.|
So, there is just a peak at our little world here in Greenland.