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  • Day13

    Wilderness Express to Denali

    August 25, 2017 in the United States

    We have boarded the Wilderness Express in Fairbanks bound this morning for Denali. This is a luxury train and we have a whole carriage to ourselves- a glass domed upper deck with bar and a dining car downstairs. Our carriage is the last so we have access to the back deck.

    Breakfast in the dining car is silver service as we travel through the taiga (little forest).We come to Nenana where 2 rivers meet; one flowing N-S and the other E-W. There are barges on the river and they supply the bush villages.

    We see Denali (Mt McKinley) from the distance. The highest mountain in North America, it is really clear. This is unusual as it is normally shrouded in cloud. It's more than 20,000 feet high.

    The train continues onwards the mountains past a coal mining area where there are visible scars on the landscape.
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  • Day6

    Angekommen in Fairbanks

    August 20, 2017 in the United States

    Nach 14h Zugfahrt, drei Mahlzeiten und einigen leckeren 'adult Beverages' sind wir in Fairbanks angekommen. Zwischenzeitlich hatte der Zug gestoppt, da Kinder, welche auf einer Eisenbahnbrücke waren, vermisst wurden, inkl. Suchaktion mit Helikopter. Hier ist es recht schön, jeder hat sein eigenes kleines Haus. Morgen holen wir den Mietwagen und erkunden die Wildnis. So long...Read more

  • Day13

    Reis na Fairbanks

    September 4, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C

    'n Bussie het ons vanoggend kom oplaai en Fairbanks toe gebring. Ons bly in 'n kothuis teen die Cheena rivier. Daar het netnou 'n dooie boom (nie stomp nie) afgedryf verby ons huis so die rivier loop nogal sterk. Ons het 'n kar gaan huur en visitor centre toe gegaan. Daar is baie goeie uitstallings van vroëer lewe in Alaska. Ons het toe WalMart toe gegaan en kos gekry vir more se toer. Nou gaan ons lekker vroeg slaap, want more moet ons 05:00 al ry. Die hotel het 'n lys van gaste wat hulle moet wakker bel as mens die noorderligte kan sien, so hulle sal ons bel, maar dis dig bewolk en reën tans.Read more

  • Day12

    Salmon Bake

    August 15, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Una tassista ad Anchorage ci ha consigliato di andare a mangiare il salmone a Fairbanks, definendo il ristorante "A lot of fun". Non sappiamo bene cosa aspettarci, ma seguiamo il consiglio e ci ritroviamo a mangiare salmone, pesce e carne a volontà. Tutto servito dalla griglia. Per digerire la cena ci avventuriamo nel parco tematico adiacente che dovrebbe rappresentare i vecchi tempi e la storia della città. Oggettivamente non sappiamo dire quanto di storico ci sia. Soggettivamente ci siamo divertiti un sacco!Read more

  • Day39

    Fairbanks, Alaska

    July 6, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Fairbanks is a very spread out city and quite flat, after arriving at Sven's Basecamp hostel it became apparent that we would need a car. We spent a week here in total and meet some great people. Tom and Ulli both from Germany became the heart and soul of the place and excelled in creating a camaraderie among all the guests. We all had dinners together and even got into a volleyball match. The 24hr daylight led to some late evenings with plenty of beer! Tom and Ulli let us ride along with them to do the Angel Rocks hike and also the Chena hot springs which was around 60c, Very HOT (esp on the hottest day so far) ! On one day it was so hot we had to go into the ice museum and ride the sled on ice. I have to reiterate that if anyone goes to Fairbanks then a stay a Sven's Basecamp is a must, this hostel truly is the most friendly, amazing place we've ever been to. A real family feel. Plus, they had sled dog puppies, if you needed another reason to go...Read more

  • Day4

    On to Fairbanks

    June 3, 2014 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 54 °F

    We split an omelet at the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge. Because the clouds obscuring them had finally cleared, I photographed Drum, Stanford, and Wrangell Mounts. Our bus to Fairbanks, again driven by Daniel, paused for lunch at the Rika Roadhouse not far from Delta, Alaska. We passed Fort Wainwright, and saw F-15's, and F-16's flying. There were also A-10's and KC135's on the ground. Near the Eilson Air Force Base we glimpsed a huge bull moose, then saw two other moose a little farther up the road. Daniel drove us on a short tour of Fairbanks before taking us to the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge. After about an hour of rest we boarded another bus to go to the Salmon Bake. When we walked into the complex a recording of the theme for "Welcome Back, Kotter" was being played. Where we sat to enjoy our meal a Black musician was singling an extended version of "Blue Moon." They offer an excellent buffet featuring grilled salmon, fried beer-batter cod, and prime rib. It was an excellent meal, and I tried hard not to overeat. We came back to the lodge, where Glenda did our first batch of laundry on this trip. I read the textbook on wine before retiring about 10 PM.Read more

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