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We arrived too early to check in to our hotel so instead we drove back the tourist centre just outside the town to get some information on hikes in the area and cruise tours that we could do.
We checked out the two main companies that offer the tours of the fjordlands and glaciers. The lady in the tourist office had recommended Major …
Good Morning from Day 2 in Seward Alaska.
We started our journey here yesterday from Anchorage. Up at 4 am and at the train station for 5:45 am to board one of the most amazing ways to travel I've ever experienced. And lately I've been beyond lucky to experience a lot.
We bought a "Gold Star" ticket which got us exclusive access …
We woke up on Fox Island, to more rain. Rain, rain, rain. We packed up our purple suitcases and left them out for the staff to transport them to the ship. We walked over to the lodge to have our breakfast prepared by the chef. It was just wonderful. We had an egg scramble with goat cheese mixed in it, along with tasty sausage and a biscuit with …
After Homer we drove to Seward on the eastern side of the Kenai Peninsula. This is named after William H Seward, the US Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of Alaska from Russia for $7.2M (2.3 cents per acre) in 1867. For a while the purchase was derided as 'Seward's Folly' as it was thought he had bought a worthless frozen wilderness …
... resembling Liechtenstein to pop up. It turns out that what we drove past was the town. If it wasn't for all the pickup trucks (featuring bumper stickers of George W. Bush saying "Miss me yet?") and the Wasilla public library, we could've been in any American backwater town. What a disappointment!
Feeling slightly dejected and a lot more Democratic, we headed back to Anchorage, stopping at Taco Bell for another high fat, high sugar, high carb meal before going to the airport. ...
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