Enjoying Sisimiut - August 24, 2013
Today we visited Sisimiut, Greenland. It is a town of approximately 5,600 residents. Our tour guide, a Sisimiut native, showed us around the area. The population of this community is expanding with 100 births per year. There is a 6-month waiting list for an apartment, and signs of construction could be seen.
The buildings in Sisimiut are very colorful. Traditionally the house colors had the following meaning. Yellow represented hospitals or medical care, green represented hunters homes, red buildings were where you could get government paperwork done, and blue was for the homes of fishermen. This tradition is no longer followed, but the bright colors remain.
One tradition that is thriving is kayaking. The kayaking club in Sisimiut passes on skills in the art of building and using kayaks to the next generation of kayakers.
We were treated to a running race on the day we were in Sisimiut. There were several options, a 5K, 10K, half-marathon or a marathon.
Enjoy some of the sites we saw about the town.