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Kindergarden fence. Ilulissat
The Greenlanders may also have tired of a grey sky. The result is that the color schemes of Greenland's towns and settlements are incredible. This colorfulness contrasts vividly with the bleak landscapes, bad west coast (at least) weather and winter depressions. You can have a photo safari checking out the colorful houses!
The time concept goes well with natural conditions
Greenlandic culture has a relaxed time concept. Perhaps not exactly a manjana attitude, but definitiely not a time concept governed by the watch. Be aware of this and adjust accordingly, and you can take delays and unexpected twists of things much better and more comfortably.
Halibut soon to be at Brædtet
"Brædtet" is the common market place for hunters and fishermen where they sell their goodies straight to consumers. Every community of some size will have such a market place. In the more fancy places, like Ilulissat, it will be actually be an indoor market.
Brædtet is useful for visitors in terms of seeing the results of local hunting and fishing as a touristy thing, and perhaps more relevant, this is where you can buy meat and fish for dinner and cook it up yourself on your camp stove or self-catering accommodation.
A typical selection at Brædtet will include geese, ducks, various sea birds, arctic char (fish), wolf fish, redfish, cod, Greenland Halibut, some herring-like small fish and perhaps some other deep water fish. On the meat side, depending where you are visiting, you will find the four-leggeds: reindeer, musk oxen, lamb, even the odd ox in the south. On the flipper side of things there will be various types of seal meat, minke whale, occasionally fin whale and narwhale and others. The latter category sometimes include some not-to-be-caught-whales and other out-of-season catches, so the natural resources inspection teams from Greenlandic authorities keep a watch on what's up at Brædtet.
This, and the campaigning by Greenpeace means that you should definitiely lay low while at Brædtet - camera-touting tourists are NOT welcome and the locals will throw you out. Do NOT get into an argument. This is a local institution and for the most part about survival at the margins, and blood red meat is a part of that survival. Respect Greenlandic lifestyle!
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