Travel Blogs from Iqaluit, Canada

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Iqaluit, NU, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

Iqaluit, NU

A travel blog entry by ybslob

Iqaluit, ...

Sun on snow, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

Sun on snow

A travel blog entry by gadelle

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... now and then the wind would pick up and sting my cheeks. We walked around a bit, stopping by several (perhaps all?) of Iqaluit's finest shopping spots. First was Arctic Ventures, which is very, very similar to what The Bay in Moose Factory was, in ...

School's out!, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

School's out!

A travel blog entry by gadelle

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After staying up a bit too late, Anna and I woke up and dragged ourselves to Apex for my last day of school. The kids may have been good Monday and Tuesday, but there must be a full moon and/or a blizzard on the way, because today they were bouncing off ...

Homeward bound, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

Homeward bound

A travel blog entry by gadelle

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... again to climb a hill with me. The air had gotten chillier but I pushed the pace and though it wasn't the highest hill around Iqaluit, the view was magnificent. I figured out how to make a video using the digital camera, or at least I think I did, so ...

Language exchange, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

Language exchange

A travel blog entry by gadelle

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Once again, I played TA in Anna's class. This morning the kids did braiding and beading, then I taught them to sing "Head and shoulders, knees and toes" in French. They were very excited about learning some French, so they asked to sing it over again ...

Back to school, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

Back to school

A travel blog entry by gadelle

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... so long and it's so tasty! School ends at 3:10 and we walked back, making it the second time Anna has walked from Apex to Iqaluit, and she's been here since last summer! It was nice starting out but the wind started to pick up a little later. The sun ...

Iqaluit, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

Iqaluit

A travel blog entry by stevelegassick

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Think more north, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

Think more north

A travel blog entry by gadelle

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... said was "To the 8-storey, please." We needed the taxi, you see, because although nothing is far from anything in Iqaluit, I had brought up a supply of Asian vegetables, Pocky and instant noodles, which required a large suitcase and a huge plastic ...

Flug nach Iqaluit, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

Flug nach Iqaluit

A travel blog entry by johannesburges

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von Bangor über Goose Bay (Einreise nach Canada) nach Iqaluit. Also: Flugplanung machen, Flugplan filen und bei Canpass anrufen und mitteilen dass wir kommen. So zumindest der Plan. Den Anruf bei Canpass haben wir vergessen ! Dies stellten wir nach ...

Start für den grossen Flug über den Teic, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

Start für den grossen Flug über den Teic

A travel blog entry by johannesburges

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Nach einer kurzen Nacht, Flugvorbereitungen auf dem Hotelzimmer und einem Frühstück - nicht im Hotel - da nur bis 9:00 Uhr ein Frühstück zu bekommen ist - Anruf beim "Handling Agenten" und 4min Fahrt zum Flughafen. Dort angekommen, ...

Greenland! Crazy countryside, glorious views, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

Greenland! Crazy countryside, glorious views

A travel blog entry by maggie360

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... was some descending through clouds near Iqaluit that led to a bit of icing, but nothing serious. Landing with great conditions ion Iqaluit was a far very from our first landing there where the icy overcast was far more involving. Iqaluit is surely one of ...

No more puppies, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

No more puppies

A travel blog entry by brookeandchris

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Since we arrived in Iqaluit and ran into that super cute husky puppy in Apex, I've occasionally been helping out at the Iqaluit Humane Shelter. The shelter has been completely run by volunteers, but I guess over the summer people are busy or away and ...

Yup, moved again, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

Yup, moved again

A travel blog entry by brookeandchris

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I realize I haven't posted in a few days but not much has been going on here. Chris has been working and I've on occasion walked a few cute puppies.  Yesterday marked our last day at the Capital Suites hotel, a place both of us had thoroughly been ...

1st Anniversary in Iqaluit! Who would have thought, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

1st Anniversary in Iqaluit! Who would have thought

A travel blog entry by brookeandchris

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... to spend our summers way up in the north! We had dinner last night at The Gallery - "fine dining" restaurant here in Iqaluit. Definitely different from that definition at home, but the food was actually really good. We celebrated after dinner with ...

A doggie kind of day, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

A doggie kind of day

A travel blog entry by brookeandchris

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Another low key kind of day today. Chris wasn't working until 8 tonight and I didn't start my "training" at the humane society until 5pm. I went in for my shift and met 2 of the other volunteers that help out there. They seem nice enough. I've noticed ...

Sitting at home ... with no socks on, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

Sitting at home ... with no socks on

A travel blog entry by miss_clay

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... joke. This summer has been a good one. I haven't done a lot of the things I wanted to do with my last summer in Iqaluit ... primarily out doorsy things, but I think I have laughed more than usual this summer which can never be a bad thing. I feel like ...

Snowscapes, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

Snowscapes

A travel blog entry by gadelle

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... after lunch, and Maggie and her husband accompanied us. It was uphill halfway and then downhill once we reached the outskirts of Iqaluit proper and took a bit under an hour all told, though we were sweating soon into the hike. The day was incredibly ...

Happy Nunavut Day!!, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

Happy Nunavut Day!!

A travel blog entry by brookeandchris

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Happy Nunavut Day everyone! The day is celebrated to commemorate the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and the Nunavut Act. Either way, it meant something for us to do. Some of the pictures I've added today from the celebration are definitely not for the ...

Checking out the bar scene, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

Checking out the bar scene

A travel blog entry by brookeandchris

... part of Inuit culture next week. Every year 3 different communities in Nunavut are given a license to hunt 1 bowhead whale and Iqaluit won the lottery this year. We don't know the exact day but apparently some time next week the hunters are supposed to ...

We had a busy day, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

We had a busy day

A travel blog entry by brookeandchris

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I know I didn't blog yesterday - not much to say but I do feel the need to put it down for everyone to see that I went for a 10km walk all by myself. That's all. As for today, we had a pretty busy day. Since we arrived Chris has wanted nothing more than ...

Will nail polish remover hurt my hands?, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

Will nail polish remover hurt my hands?

A travel blog entry by brookeandchris

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... chance to write. I decided on Monday, after hanging out with the super cute husky puppy that I would try and volunteer at the Iqaluit Humane Society (IHS). Chris had a shift at 12 yesterday, so I left around the same time to head down to the shelter. ...

And the bugs are out, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

And the bugs are out

A travel blog entry by brookeandchris

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... strong once the clouds move out. More than anything, we unfortunately forgot the bug spray. Who would have thought mosquitoes would like Iqaluit so much? After all the bites we got today, I don't think either one of us will make that mistake again. ...

Welcome to Iqaluit Your Excellency!!!, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

Welcome to Iqaluit Your Excellency!!!

A travel blog entry by brookeandchris

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... NB: Chris was not able to try raw muskox or caribou for some reason or any cooked whale. He, unfortunately, will leave Iqaluit without getting the chance to try walrus in any form, which luckily also includes the fermented walrus delicacy (walrus sausage ...

We're Here!, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

We're Here!

A travel blog entry by brookeandchris

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... morning just after 8am, we had a quick stopover in Ottawa, and then hopped on a smaller plane for the 3 hour trip north to Iqaluit. The flight was fairly uneventful, but our first views of the city were pretty cool. We saw the community of Apex first, ...

Drunks, Drug Seekers, and Criminals! Oh my!, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

Drunks, Drug Seekers, and Criminals! Oh my!

A travel blog entry by brookeandchris

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Chris didn't call last night to say goodnight, which meant one of two things. Either he forgot (the more likely option) or he was swamped. Unfortunately, it was the latter. He got home around 8:30 this morning looking like the living dead. He had worked ...

Bugs or Wind? We'll take the wind!, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

Bugs or Wind? We'll take the wind!

A travel blog entry by brookeandchris

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... to finish. We loved it! Chris and I leave for his community clinic week in Igloolik tomorrow. Igloolik is a 2.5 hour flight NW of Iqaluit. We officially make our way inside the Arctic Circle, which also means we are there for the tail end of their days of ...

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS!, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS!

A travel blog entry by starlagurl

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... ATV tonight. Okeedoke, see you at 5 ish Heather! I decide to go and buy a parka and that wine glass for the lady whose Iqaluit glass I broke a few months ago. I find the wine glass easily, since there really is only one "gift store" proper here. There is ...

We go to Apex, we see Hey Rosetta, Apex, Canada travel blog

We go to Apex, we see Hey Rosetta

A travel blog entry by starlagurl

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... is let back out to be with him. After that, we go back to get Siku and out for a hike to Apex, a sort of suburb of Iqaluit. It's shorter to walk to through the hills, so we do that, while picking berries on the way. We find big blueberries, crowberries, ...

Doing nothing, finally!, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

Doing nothing, finally!

A travel blog entry by brookeandchris

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Finally, a day to relax and do nothing. Chris had to be at work this morning for 8:30 so I finally had the chance to sleep in and catch up on some much needed (and well deserved, I think) zzz's. We moved over to Capital Suites today, which feels more ...

How many phone calls does it take to upgrade cable, Iqaluit, Canada travel blog

How many phone calls does it take to upgrade cable

A travel blog entry by brookeandchris

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So as mentioned yesterday Chris and I were freaking out slightly because of the cable situation (pretty sad how dependent we are) but when you're limited with what you can do in your free time, TV is important. Chris decided this morning he would call ...

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