About Alexandra Heep

About Alexandra Heep: The internet has allowed allowed Alexandra to maintain a semblance of life when encountering an unexpected, lingering health crisis. The Internet is a lifeline which not only allows her to remain connected to friends, but also survive, via writing.While Alexandra Heep is her pen name, she does not hide behind it. Instead, she used it to brand herself on the Internet and to create opportunities.

Alexandra published her first book, a collection of her best poems, on July 11, 2012. You can buy it at Lulu.com

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

A to Z Challenge 2020: G is for Greenland

I have been fascinated with Greenland for a long time, for as long as I can remember. I always wondered why they named it that because it's not green at all, it is white from all the snow. Thanks to the Internet search engine, I now know that its name originates from a Scandinavian word, and that the parts that don't have glaciers and snow are green in the summer.

About 56,000 people live on this largest island in the world. There are no roads connecting communities in Greenland. You have to walk, sled, or travel by air or ship if you want to leave your neighborhood. Rental cars are available on a limited basis for local exploration. If you want to go there on vacation, you have to come in from Denmark or Iceland, and it's not cheap.

Fun fact: While the temperature rarely breaks 50 F (10 C), Greenland has some of the best air quality in the world.

I received this postcard through a trade on Facebook. The person sent it to the post office there, and they sent it to me so that I would have the Greenland cancellation.


NotesinaBook said...

Fantastic to learn more about Greenland. Thanks for Sharing!

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Stopping by through A to Z.
I really want to visit Greenland one day :) And I wish people would still send postcards... fun!

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Weekends in Maine said...

Greenland is intriguing although I had a friend whose father was station there in the service and he was not a fan. Weekends In Maine

Jade Li said...

It would be fun to travel it on snowmobile, with a seasoned guide.


I am glad you got that post card, I am Greenland with envy.

Langley Cornwell said...

I'd LOVE to go to Greenland! Thanks for the virtual trip.

Glorygarden@msn.com said...

Not a place for me even to visit...too cold.