I have used a picture taken in our Greenland trip for last week’s photo challenge. It actually gave me a chance to rewind the experience of one of our most memorable trips. After browsing through the pictures there, I can’t help creating another post for it.
This picture was taken at a helicopter. It was not those kinds of “Greenland by Air” type of tourist excursion, but instead a ride out of necessity. Basically our route started in London. We flew to Reykjavik at Iceland and stayed there for one night. Then in the next day, we flew to Kulusuk, a small town in eastern Greenland which has an airport with a proper runway. Then from Kulusuk, we flew to Tasillaq, our base for this Greenland trip, via a helicopter.
While the ride was just 10 minutes, it wasn’t cheap. Anyway as we approach Tasillaq, we were really excited as we’ve never imagined to be able to go to such an exotic place. Tasillaq isn’t a big town but because there is no formal means of public transportation in the town, the only way to navigate around is on foot. The walk isn’t easy because there are slopes and the roads are not in good conditions. People living are okay to outsiders although we did not talk too much to the locals.
Living in Tasillaq was an interesting experience. We lived in a small “hotel” which is actually a group of small wooden houses. Supply was very limited – indeed in one morning we did not have bread for breakfast – because the shipment of bread was late. There is no Internet and if the weather is bad, all excursion will be cancelled. I won’t say it’s a pleasant stay but it definitely is worth a try.