Before even finding out what these construction materials were, I told my partner that I felt sad that this is where the young hang out in the city. He replied that when he was a kid, he always got most excited when there were new housing constructions zones to explore. Touché.
It’s probably not the prettiest playground ever, but the kids of Nuuk seemed to enjoy sliding through the steel cylinders and swinging off the containers that appeared randomly dumped in the city centre. They also really liked getting their photos taken, as I found out one sunny afternoon.
For a long, long moment, this ignorant city girl really did think that these materials were dumped so that the kids could have an obstacle course. Continue reading →
I’ve always been warned never to hitch hike. Why? Because you’ll die.
At least, that’s the rhetoric in Australia, mostly due to the notorious murderer Ivan Milat who killed seven backpackers in the early 90s. For many years, Aussie parents have used this story to instil fear of ‘stranger danger’ into their children. Despite the obvious pitfalls of hitch hiking, it can also be a great way to meet new people and an easy way to get around. To hitch or not to hitch? Here are three experiences that may help shape your judgement on this question.