"Greenland from the air" Top 5 Page for this destination Greenland by spanishguy

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Groenlandia desde el aire

Actually I have not been in Greenland, but "above" Greenland in my way to the USA. It was a KLM flight from Amsterdam to Chicago. I was really lucky to be there in a sunny day and enjoy such a wonderful scenary, because the second time I did this trip I couldn't see anything.

Realmente yo no he estado en Groenlandia, pero sí "sobre" Groenlandia, en mi camino a los EE.UU. Esto fue en un vuelo de la KLM desde Amsterdam a Chicago. Verdaderamente tuve suerte de estar allí en un día soleado y ver este precioso paisaje, ya que la segunda vez que hice este viaje no pude ver absolutamente nada.

Greenland is the biggest island in the world, if we consider Australia as a continent itself. It's mainly located at the North of the Arctic Circle and more than 80% of its surface is covered by ice. Nearly all the population live in the South-West coast, which has a milder climate, so the area I saw from the plane was almost unhinhabited.

Groenlandia es la isla más grande del mundo, si consideramos que Australia es un continente por sí mismo. La mayor parte del territorio se encuentra al norte del Círculo Polar Ártico y más del 80% de la superficie está cubierta por hielo. La mayoría de la población vive en la costa sur-oeste, que tiene un clima más moderado, por lo que la zona que yo ví desde el avión está prácticamente deshabitada.

Greenland became an integral part of the Kingdom of Denmark in 1953 and it was granted home rule by the Danish Parliament on 1979, so it's a self-governed Danish territory. It's geographically placed in America, but politically and culturally nearest to Europe.

Groenlandia pasó a ser parte integrante del Reino de Dinamarca en 1953 y el Parlamento danés le garantizó su autonomía legal en 1979, por lo que es un territorio autónomo danés. Está geográficamente situado en América pero política y culturalmente está más cerca de Europa.

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  • MM212's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2007 at 10:44 AM

    You deserve a prize for having a top 5 page of a location, when you haven't even set foot there!!!!! Very original. Thanks for sharing ;-)

  • Thestumps's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2007 at 8:36 PM

    You know, we flew over Greenland going from Newark to Beijing. Actually, through the North Pole, down over Russia, Mongolia and into Beijing. A polar route. Too high in the clouds to take pictures though.

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2007 at 9:42 AM

    Foto alucinante y mucho mérito escrbir los textos en los dos idiomas; saludos

  • irishgalmtl's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2007 at 4:26 PM

    Hiya Antonio, You are welcome..Great job love the pics..Donna :)

  • ChristinaNest's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2006 at 12:51 AM

    Lucky you, an aerila visit of Greenlandia!! And you had you camera ready, good job. Christina

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2006 at 1:46 AM

    What a great little page on a place you have not really visited! :) Like the idea though. Greenland is very high on my list of places I want to see/visit. Thanks for sharing, Antionio!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2006 at 1:47 PM

    Greenland looks great from above !!

  • LanaFromRiga's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2006 at 7:14 AM

    Your new page looks fantastic!

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2006 at 12:12 PM

    Great pics!

  • Prasnjavi's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2006 at 1:30 PM

    Very, very interesting stories.


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