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  • The story of me
    Hi everyone. I am a Greenlandic woman at the age of 25. I currently work as an intern at Greenland Tourism and Business Council. When I am not an intern I attend business college in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. I ...
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  • My trip to Costa Rica
    I have been in Denmark, Sweden, Spain, Turkey, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. I have been in Denmark many times, but the countries and cultures that impressed me most was Turkey (Istanbul) and Costa Rica. In this saga I would ...
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  • Copenhagen and Nuuk
    I have chosen Denmark as the country that I live in. This is true, but I have only been in Denmark on vacations. I have chosen Copenhagen as the city where I live, since it is the capital of ...
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  • Dog sledge racing
    My grandparents had dogs when I was a child. In the winter we went dog sledging with them. It was great. Usually there was lots of snow, lots of sun and it would be really cold. When I was ...
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  • Greenlandic music
    I like a lot of music. Mostly interntional music in English. But there is also some Greenlandic music that I like. When I was growing up I liked Mariina - a Greenlandic singer from Qasigiannguit. She sings pop songs ...
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  • Aurora Borealis
    Aurora borealis is also known as northern lights. In Greenlandic they are called "Arsarnerit". Arsaq means ball, as in football, and arsarnerit means football in play - sort of I think. our ancestors believed that the northern lights where ...
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  • New outfit
    Yesterday I went to a sport shop and bought running pants and shoes. I never believed I could do that without feeling I am being judged for being overweight. But I felt comfortable, and I had my boyfriend with ...
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  • The icebergs
    I was born and raised in Ilulissat. Ilulissat means icebergs. Years ago it was called Jakobshavn in Danish. Ilulissat is the third biggest city in Greenland. It has approximately 5-6000 people (yes, five to six thousand). It is placed ...
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  • Sassumap Arnaa
    Close to the place where I work (as an intern) is a sculpture. The sculpture is placed so that it goes under water when the water rises and comes out when the water goes down again. The sculpture is ...
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  • Kaffemik
    It was my nephews birthday last saturday (the 28.). He turned 4 years old. In Greenland we celebrate birthdays with "kaffemik". The word is a mix of a Danish word, kaffe - coffee and a the end of a ...
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  • Religion in Greenland
    Before the Danish people came to Greenland, the inuit believed in "inua" - qaammatip inua, seqernup inua, immap arnaa (female inua) and so on. Inua was a sort of god or spirit of something - like the spirit of ...
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  • If I was a wealthy girl...
    If I had loads of money I would buy a house or an apartment in various location in the world: in Greenland: Ilulissat, Aasiaat, Sisimiut, Nuuk, Qaqortoq. In Denmark: Copenhagen, Aarhus, Ebeltoft. In France: Paris, Nice and some sort ...
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  • Election in Greenland 2009
    Many people in Greenland have for some time now been very unsatisfied with the Greenlandic govenment. There have been several scandals with the politicians. Just to name a few: one of the most respected politicians was accused of sexual ...
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  • 25 years wedding anniversary
    The 22nd of April 1984 I got baptised and my parents got married in a small church in Ulfborg, Denmark. That is 25 years ago! Before they got married they had been together for 9 years (give or take), so ...
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  • Seal hunting
    A few sagas ago I wrote about Sassumap Arnaa, the Lady of the Sea. How this old story had a moral of respect for nature and wild animals. Old story, that Greenlandics believed in and used as a moral code ...
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  • Illegal to import seal products in EU
    This is a little continuation of my latest saga about seal hunting. EU (the European Union) has declared that it is now illegal to import seal products in to Europe. Most Greenlandic official statements are that it is a disaster ...
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  • Hotel Arctic
    Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat has a one of its kind view. It is placed in Ilulissat, with a grand view over the city and the icefiord. Whether it is summer or winter the sea right outside your window is ...
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  • The mummies
    Some years back a couple of hunters from Uummannaq where in a an area close to Uummannaq. Their eyes cought something unusual in the landscape. They went to see what it was and found an ancient grave, with three ...
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  • Scandals, scandals, scandals...
    Since the Landsstyre formand (sort of prime minister in Greenland) set June 2nd as election date, the media in Greenland has had a lot of focus on politics, politicians and the public offices for Greenland Homerule. Many articles about ...
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  • Winds of change
    Tuesday was election day. Up until then, the political party, Siumut, that had been in power for the last 30 years have been very defensive and aggressive, attacking other political parties members personally (verbally) on live television. It was horrible. But ...
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  • Greenland National Day
    21st of May 1979 Greenland became af Homerule. The Queen of Denmark presented the law of Greenland Homerule to the first ever Greenlandic Landstingsformand in a ceremony at the new building for Homerule in Nuuk. This meant that Greenland was to govern ...
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  • Business School Examinations
    In the beginning of June I had my first written exam in sales marketing (Porters 5 Forces, Supply Chain and so on). I got a B! I had hope for an A, but I am satisfied. The second written exam ...
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  • The Greenlandic Flag
    In the beginning of the seventies the Greenlandic people felt that Greenland should have it's own flag. Several artists and creative persons made different suggestions for the design. The first suggestions did not satisfy the people, so the artists ...
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  • Meeting Brians Family
    In the beginning of July, my boyfriends (Brian) family came to visit from Denmark. It would be the first time I met them in the three years I've been with Brian. Brians brother, Poul (I met him in January, ...
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  • My parents moved to Nuuk
    I know i wrote that I would write again soon, but it has been months now. I have been so busy with two study projects and helping my parents get settled in their new house in Nuuk. Yeah, my ...
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  • My grandfather was a bully
    Yes, my grandfather was a bully when he was drunk. He was very harsh to my grandmother. My grandmother has once had both sides of her jaw broken, because my grandfather was drunk. I am of course very sad ...
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  • What does my future look like?
    I wonder - what does my future look like? My strengths: - I never give up - I am clever - I learn fast - I am efficient in doing my job - I am a leader type of person¨ - I can be a team ...
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  • Christmas in Greenland
    In Greenland Christmas is special in many ways. It is a time of the year where families who has not seen each for a year or more gathers and celebrate, goes to church (most Greenlandics are lutherans) and feel at ...
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