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Day 1: Let the journey to the arctic region begin!

Two days of preparation in Hamburg are behind us. Finally we met the whole team and all of our earthTeamMembers (Kevin, Delphine, Kalinda, Nesha & Thomas) in Copenhagen to give the final start for Youth4Arctic 2015.

After a quick breakfast in the hotel, we rushed to the airport for our 9 am flight from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq/Greenland. It took us about 4 hours and we crossed 4 timezones, so we arrived at 9 am again. We took a walk around town and visited the museum about the military history of Kangerlussuaq. Even though it was cold, it was very nice to walk around with fresh air surrounding us. Kangerlussuaq is located right on the Arctic circle, and we noticed that there was still vegetation around us. Since the arctic circle follows the tree line, it was interesting to see that there is still bush vegetation on the arctic circle.

We had a local free range organic cage free muskox burger for lunch. Unfortunately our plane that was expected to depart at 1:20 pm, got delayed for more than 4 hours. This gave us some time to brainstorm about the project. Finally, we left Kangerlussuaq around 4:30 pm. The expected journey was about 45 minutes, but it went up to nearly 3 hours because we could not land directly due to the fog above Nuuk. Plane rides to Nuuk often have this problem because the fog is kinda normal for that area due to the high moisture wind coming from the sea.

Nuuk

After our arrival in Nuuk at around 7 pm we checked in at the hotel. That wraps up the day, we’re going to get some rest now and we shall continue the story tomorrow.

written by Nesha and Delphine

About the Author Delphine Zacharias

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Hello world!

My name is Delphine Zacharias, I am 17 years old and I live in Hamburg (Germany). I am in the junior year of the oldest UNESCO school in Germany, the Helene-Lange gymnasium where my focus areas lie in art, theater and politics. Besides school I will start two years of an economy course at the chamber of commerce in Hamburg, called "Junge Akademie" in September. In my free time after school I like to go to fitness or dance gym courses, exploring in the topic of fashion or going to art exhibitions. As I think fashion is a really interesting and always changing domain, I would love to work in that business in my near future. I also can not doubt that the fashion industry has an impact on damage of nature, for example by environmentally harmful processes or by using chemicals, but that is one of the things I think we can change and which I want to change. I am part of this project to get a voice, to inspire young people and also myself and to show the world that we can change everything if we will work together as one big community.

Lets change the perspective!


8 Comments on “Day 1: Let the journey to the arctic region begin!

von JayHoller Antworten

Sounds like fun! Good luck with the rest of your journey 🙂

von Anita Braun Antworten

We look forward together with you.
Sleep well in your Iglu. Kusses Youssef
Anita

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    von delphine Antworten

    Stay updated Anita! Even more amazing experiences (and articles) will follow.

    Küsschen zurück an dich meine Liebe, deine Delphine

    von Anita Antworten

    Sun is shining in Hamburg.
    We had an wonderful day in my Atelier together with Caschi.
    Tomorrow we start our event and “looking for” nice guests.
    Tousend kisses yours Caschi und Anita
    Ps. have an nice one tooooooo…….

von jean Antworten

hy um student from indonesian,good luck and keep support always for expedition .

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    von delphine Antworten

    Thanks a lot, stay tuned. Always nice to hear from other young people supporting us! 🙂

von Anita Antworten

Danke für die Wunderbaren Fotos und Videos.


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