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Hello from Alaska!

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I'm in the middle of nowhere, with very limited Internet and mobile acess. I finally got a connection inland, and am writing to say hello. :) Alaska is amazing. All around there are postcard snapshots. Cruise life isn't so bad, particularly for this scenic location, where you are swallowed by mountains and crystal clear water at every turn. The last town we visited has only 800 residents, and I saw none of them. Very remote wilderness and landscapes here, untarnished by pesky humans. Awe inspring. I'll try to tell you about it soon, but I'm not sure when I'll have time to process photos and write texts. Hope everyone is well! 

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yarowind
Sep. 7th, 2014 04:54 pm (UTC)
Have you visited the Russian heritage in Alaska?:)
peacetraveler22
Sep. 7th, 2014 04:57 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, no. I've seen some Russian shops in the small towns, with Cyrillic signs but I don't want to waste time shopping. On this trip, I'm totally focused on the nature and beautiful landscapes. I've never encountered anything so beautiful and untouched by man. :)
kremlin_curant
Sep. 7th, 2014 05:39 pm (UTC)
So cold in there? I love it. Remind me beloved Russia. Be carefull, don't come off the train.
peacetraveler22
Sep. 7th, 2014 06:09 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's cold here. I love it! The only bad part is that it's also rainy, but the views are worth it!
girlspell
Sep. 7th, 2014 05:50 pm (UTC)
Very exciting! Enjoy yourself!
peacetraveler22
Sep. 7th, 2014 06:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It's so peaceful here, with cool and refreshing air. I dread going back to the Washington, DC heat and humidity.
floamaldita
Sep. 7th, 2014 06:08 pm (UTC)
OOOooooh!!! Cool!
I'd like to visit Alaska! It's kind of my dream :)
More photos, please! And what would you say: is there expensive life?
peacetraveler22
Sep. 7th, 2014 06:12 pm (UTC)
It's worth visiting! Unfortunately, it's very expensive to live here because most areas are so remote and accessible via plane or boat only. So, everything has to be shipped or flown in which causes high prices for standard grocery items, etc. Many people here simply live off the land, shooting animals for meat and fat to get them through the brutal winters. I'll share more photos when I write my posts. :))
asharky
Sep. 7th, 2014 06:17 pm (UTC)
Photo for Your favorite vehicle )))

peacetraveler22
Sep. 7th, 2014 06:20 pm (UTC)
Yes, I love trains now! It's an awesome way to travel if you have the time. This photo is from the White Pass Railway, which goes into the Yukon Territory of Canada. I'll tell you all about it in the future. :)
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d_byzero
Sep. 7th, 2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
Hi! :-)
peacetraveler22
Sep. 7th, 2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
:)) I'm sure these remote, stunning landscapes also exist in Russia. I imagine in Siberia or the Altai mountains but I haven't made my way to these places yet. Hopefully someday I'll find the time and money to get there.
a_nimaida
Sep. 7th, 2014 07:50 pm (UTC)
peacetraveler22
Sep. 7th, 2014 07:54 pm (UTC)
It's nice to be on the water! I thought I wouldn't like it on the cruise ship, but the views from the boat are so peaceful and impossible to see via a car. So, it's a great way to travel in places like Alaska or Norway where there are so many interesting and beautiful landscapes.
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nika_cleveland
Sep. 7th, 2014 08:26 pm (UTC)
I just came back from Alaska where I took a trip to Yukon Canada from Skagway! Have we traveled on the same White Pass Train? Looks like that!
peacetraveler22
Sep. 7th, 2014 08:29 pm (UTC)
Yes, exactly! Did you do the standard cruise route from Seattle? We stopped in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, British Columbia. In Skagway, we took a private car up into the Yukon Territory and then the train back to Skagway. This was my favorite stop on the route! Amazing beauty and no humans. :)
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rollson
Sep. 8th, 2014 01:22 am (UTC)
Beware of bears and Russians!

(Alaska's proverb)
peacetraveler22
Sep. 8th, 2014 01:35 am (UTC)
There are some Russians on my cruise ship and some of the waiters are from Ukraine. But I've seen no bears. :(
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pin_gwin
Sep. 8th, 2014 03:25 am (UTC)
What a great picture, says a lot!
peacetraveler22
Sep. 8th, 2014 03:35 am (UTC)
It was a bit dangerous standing on the train platform and sticking my head out, but I wanted to check in with my readers to let them know I'm still alive. :) Especially since I haven't written a post for a long time.
rider3099
Sep. 8th, 2014 04:04 am (UTC)
Cool! :)
peacetraveler22
Sep. 8th, 2014 04:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, amazing! You should plan one of these cruises with your adorably sweet husband. A lot of the Alaskan cruises leave from Seattle, not too far away from you in California. :)
maryasha_b
Sep. 8th, 2014 04:22 am (UTC)
Amazing! Want to know more! When you have time - plz, write all the details about your trip!
peacetraveler22
Sep. 8th, 2014 04:27 am (UTC)
Okay, I promise to write about the trip but it will be mostly nature shots and very few photos of people. I could not stop snapping photos of the mountains, sea and fjords during the journey. :)
unis
Sep. 8th, 2014 06:31 am (UTC)
Hello! Good photo for post )
peacetraveler22
Sep. 8th, 2014 09:39 am (UTC)
You would like Alaska! Come visit us in America. :)
tim_taller15
Sep. 8th, 2014 10:42 am (UTC)
Hello from Ukraine!
peacetraveler22
Sep. 8th, 2014 02:32 pm (UTC)
I met a few Ukrainians on the ship, and a lot of the ship workers are from Eastern Europe (mostly Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia). They work so hard!
j1980
Sep. 8th, 2014 11:24 am (UTC)
про аляску было бы интересно почитать
peacetraveler22
Sep. 8th, 2014 02:30 pm (UTC)
Okay, I will write about it. It's a beautiful place!
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