Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I'm Seriously Considering...

...making a trip to Kangerlussuaq, if only to say that I've been there. Has anyone else been or have tips? I've flown over it a few times but have always wondered what it's like to actually visit. I think I'd love the weather.Apparently I'd need to fly into Nuuk, which would be fun since gay marriage is legal there. Something to remember should I find the right travel companion in the meantime. All serious inquiries will be duly considered.

Labels: ,

14 Comments:

At 5:09 PM, Blogger joe said...

I don't particularly have wanderlust for Kalaallit Nunaat, but I'd really like to visit Kiruna, Sweden, and Rovaniemi, Finland. Just... you know... because.

Actually, you should see the film Lovers of the Arctic Circle for possibly the only screen credit for Rovaniemi as a location.

 
At 5:17 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Joe/Kusala - I should have guessed you'd be the first (maybe only) reader to have tips on such a place. Kiruna and Rovaniemi are appealing too, but just being able to say you'd been on the biggest island in the world would be a nice bragging right. I'll check that flick in the meantime while enjoying a Klondike Bar.

 
At 8:09 AM, Blogger Salty Miss Jill said...

Let's go!
Although you will have to find someone else to marry. ;)

 
At 8:58 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Jill - Pack your parka and meet me at JFK. Those Danish-Inuits are pretty cute, so I may just scout for a mate once I arrive.

 
At 6:17 PM, Blogger rich bachelor said...

Not a single Disko Bay joke?

 
At 6:57 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Rich - I promise. I only dance to Inuit dirges anyway.

 
At 6:43 AM, Blogger mouse (aka kimy) said...

well if obama and clinton don't get there acts together and stop the leakage of voters to mccain ....if mccain wins in november, nuk or even kangerlussuaq are looking mighty fine to me!

 
At 9:05 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Mouse - President McCain = Population boom in Nuuk.

 
At 6:22 PM, Anonymous The Angry Young Man said...

I actually know a woman who used to live in Kangerlussuaq. She's a belly dancing school teacher in Seattle now, but once followed her true love to frosty, exotic Greenland and stayed there until she could no longer tolerate it. She said the only thing to do there is drink heavily, which is why the entire population is composed of soaks.

Frankly, I think Nuuk is definitely worth a visit, if only to enjoy the preschool inspired color scheme the local zoning ordinance imposes upon the town's buildings. However, Svalsbard and Baffin Island are further up on my list of travel destinations. I'm a big arctic person. Leave the messy tropics to blue rinse and gay cruise denizens and give me wide open tundra any day.

 
At 6:34 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Angry - I'm with you on the charms of the far, far north. I'd rather be put in a concentration camp than forced to retire in Florida or Arizona. Bleh! I agree with you about Baffin Island.

 
At 10:03 PM, Blogger Gavin Elster said...

I know its late notice (i've been a little under the weather and very busy at work) Keep my name in the hat! I still want to make sure I'm entered in the big drawing when you finally pick a husband!

 
At 10:05 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Gavin - Thanks. You're short-listed. You might want to check with my exes first and find out why they decided it was better to be an ex than with me.

 
At 10:29 PM, Blogger Gavin Elster said...

I tried. and I can't locate a single one. I did speak to the landlady of the last one and she said he just "up and left." Left all his belongings... just gone. Poof! Left the place in an awful mess. She had to get the plumber out 3 times to unstop the bathtub drain.
I... um



hmmm.

 
At 10:41 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Gavin - Wow, you did your research. I don't even know where they are. oh, actually I'm going to one's 40th birthday Friday night. We'll see what's up with the landlady.

 

Post a Comment

<< Home