Thank you to all of those that prayed for me during my recent trip to Nuuk, Greenland. Overall I had a great time and look forward to returning. You can find picture of the trip at the bottom of this post.
I was nervous on the flight from Iceland to Nuuk because of my luggage. It had missed my flight from NYC to Iceland, so they told me that they would take it directly to the other airport I was flying from in Iceland. I get there and they said they had already checked it in for me, so I was trusting that everything was ok. When I finally saw my luggage appear on the conveyor belt in Nuuk I was so happy I about shouted. (^_^)
I stayed at a really nice hostel while I was in Nuuk. I had my own locked room and would highly recommend it to anyone that wanted to travel to Nuuk. I spent several hours every day wandering the town. God blesses us with real good weather. I think it snowed three days, but I really enjoyed it.
I was surprised at how big Nuuk is! I had been told before that you could see the whole town in just a little bit of time. That might be true if you just want to walk by and look at the shops, but not if you want to see the countryside and houses around town. My last day there I realized that I had not seen but probably half the town.
I got to check out the new language school, look over some houses that are for sale, sign up for the gov’t housing waiting list, meet new people, and tried making a connection with some other acquaintances there, but they were either sick or on holiday. The LORD did allow me to meet a newly married couple. The man is from Greenland, but the wife is from Georgia. Can you believe that!? She hasn’t lived in Nuuk very long but seemed real happy when I told her about us moving there and about Masey. I’m hoping this will blossom into a good friendship. Me and Masey understand about being in a strange place with strange languages and I hope we can be a blessing to her.
The way I got to talking with them was I was at a loppemarked (kinda like an indoor yard sale). I was resting from walking while sipping coffee. I heard them talking about a place to sit. I spoke up and said they could have my seat because I was “fixin’ to leave.” I usually try to not use slang when I’m out like that but that one slipped. The wife stopped me and asked me where I was from. It was a good conversation with both of them and I am looking forward to meeting them again.
God even gave me an extra day in Greenland. It wasn’t my plan or design. In fact I thought I would hyperventilate when they told me my return flight to Iceland had been cancelled. But God worked it all out. I tried to change days on my flight from Iceland to the US but Expedia has horrible customer service. Over 45 minutes on the phone with them resolved nothing. I hung up, called Delta and they had it all changed in 10 minutes. God even had them waive the $300 change ticket fee. They actually gave me a $17 credit for my next flight. AND God had them put us up in Hotel Hans Egede, a really expensive 4 star hotel in Nuuk, with a steak supper and breakfast included. I could not have imagined anything like that happening ever. I also got to talk with another passenger from the flight and had a good time on my extra day. Ain’t God good! I know He is, but the fact that He’s good to some dumb hick like me makes it extra special! (^_^)
I hope you enjoy the pictures I’ve posted below (click them to enlarge). I might even add some of the videos I took on another day.
NOTE: I have had trouble getting some to upload. I will be adding more photos later. Sorry.
Loppemarked I was at
Kids playing in Nuuk
I’m grateful for the buses, so much cheaper than taxi’s.
Container ship bringing goods
Arctic mummies in the museum
These kids wanted me to take their picture.
Greenlandic outfits in the museum
Outside of where I stayed
Inside Nuuk Center, a mall in Nuuk
A grocery store in Nuuk