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From a Distance
Tiniteqilaaq is a settlement in the Sermersooq municipality of eastern Greenland where I spent a few hours in-between kayak camps. Like all of the villages I saw in Greenland, Tiniteqilaaq appears to be quaint, European, colorful, and surrounded by Arctic beauty...from a distance. Up close, it's a very different story. These villages are mostly struggling, largely dilapidated, and depressed. It was such a contrast to the amazing beauty that surrounds them, and it was difficult to see without being able to do anything about it. Add to that the cold, damp air, the crazy storms that can come up out of nowhere, and the bird-sized mosquitos, all brought me to the conclusion that Greenland is best seen from the water.
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