So, there’s really not a whole lot to say about this small Greenland town (which is actually the largest city in the southern portion of the country…).  There’s not a ton to do with so little time, but it deserves to be highlighted because it’s gorgeous and I feel truly honored to have been able to visit…twice.

Qaqortoq has been continuously inhabited for nearly 4500 years!  It’s pretty quaint though.  I love the colorful buildings and bright blue water!  Of course we took a second to toss a coin into Greenland’s only outdoor fountain…of course.  I even braved going into the Kalaalimineerniarfik Braettet Fish Market, which was NOT your average run of the mill market of small fish to choose from.  More like, choose your hunk of whale meat and your favorite pair of seal fins…  No judgment though- I know hunting is part of this culture’s way of life and I truly admire the way they use the entire animal.  Plus, at least these creatures get to live their entire life happy and unknowing in their natural environment as opposed to our poor cows in the cattle and dairy industries.

Hope you enjoy the scenery as much as I do!

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Check out this language!  Can’t even imagine learning it as a second language.DSC_3278

To make the day even more excellent, we found probably the only Thai place in the country.  Was super good! DSC_3280

And then a couple photos from the bow looking out at Nanortalik, Greenland, where we did not have crew shore leave.  But I did get to enjoy Aappilattoq!

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