AUTHENTICITY SEEKER & ETHNOPHILE
If you answered mostly A’s, then you are an Authenticity Seeker or Ethnophile at heart. You are a free spirit who immerses himself in organically evolving experiences, steps outside the box, and aims to uncover the hidden stories, which involves close interactions with the local people by default.
Whereas the Authenticity Seeker searches for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow – an idyllic “untouched” community – the Ethnophile happily accepts communities that mix traditions with modern identity.
In Greenland, meeting Greenlanders and living amongst Inuit culture call your name. To get as close as possible to the traditional Greenlandic way of life, take boat tours to nearby small villages. Otherwise, dog sledding is a unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of the thread that links the old ways of subsistence hunting and fishing to the new culture of tourism.
If you answered mostly B’s, then you are a Culture Lover. You are like a sponge when it comes to experiencing a destination and are eager to absorb knowledge about the destination’s people and culture through any opportunity possible, be it tasting local cuisine or sightseeing with a guide.
In Greenland, eat your way through the menus of Greenlandic gastronomy while connecting the dots of where the ingredients hail from. Or take a few nights’ sail on the coastal ferry to experience the same aquatic highway that locals use to traverse the west coast of Greenland.
If you answered mostly C’s, then you are a Culture Appreciator. You enjoy learning about a destination’s culture, specifically its history, from trusted sources and organized events like cultural exhibits and performances.
In Greenland, no matter what town you are in, you can visit the local museum to learn about the connection between Inuit culture and Norse history. Do guided sightseeing afterward to see the same sites you saw in the old photographs, and finish the day with a bit of souvenir shopping so you can take memories of your Greenland holiday home with you forever.
Did you like this little exercise? Read upcoming newsletters to see what Greenland has in store for other traveler types like the Wilderness Seeker and the Special Interest Adventurer!