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A Tiny Thai Restaurant In Remote Greenland Serves Up Spice (And Whale Skin Soup)

When Suriya Paprajong arrived in Greenland in 2001, he didn't even have a coat. These days, his eatery in Qaqortoq, population 3,000, is a local favorite, melding Thai flavors with an Arctic twist.
Suriya Paprajong moved to Greenland in the winter of 2001. Some 18 years later, he has built up a life, including opening his own restaurant. Source: Claire Harbage

Suriya Paprajong remembers the day he first set eyes on Greenland. It was the middle of winter in 2001 and he had just gotten off a long plane ride from his homeland, Thailand, where the temperature was 104 degrees Farenheit. The temperature in Greenland was -43 degrees. Paprajong didn't have a coat.

"It's very hard when we come to ... Greenland," he recalls. "It's a lot of snow. The body, it's like a shock."

His first

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