Watch our video: “A Day on English Bay, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada, on August 7-11, 2012” In Vancouver we were staying for four days at the Hotel “English Bay” that is located in five minutes walk from the Stanley Park. While Gleb spent his time twice running around the downtown city so intensely that… Continue reading A Day on English Bay, Stanley Park, Vancouver, on August 7-11, 2012.
We are in Glacier Bay. The cruise liner “Zuiderdam” is sailing at low speed, showing off the unforgettable beauty of the nature: everywhere the blue ice mountains, icebergs popping out of the turquoise water, slams of snowy ice are floating here and there following the ship. It is cool here. We dressed up in warmer clothesand went… Continue reading Have You Ever Heard the Music of Frozen Quietness of Alaska? Yes, We Did, on Our Cruising Inside Passage Glacier Bay on August 11-18, 2012.
The capital city of Alaska, Juneau, met us with beautiful, sunny weather. Juneau was first settled by Alaska natives thousands of years ago. When the first white men, Joe Juneau and Richard Harris, arrived around 1880, they found Auk Indian fish camp situated at the mouth of Gold Creek. With the help of Chief Kawa.ee… Continue reading Juneau is the Capital City of Alaska (Our Travels Around, Summer 2012)
In 1896 gold was found in the Klondike region of Canada’s Yukon Territory, so the nickname for Skagway is “Gateway to the Klondike” which was founded in 1897. We are in Skagway now. The girls dressed up in last century costumes are hanging around the old town to get tourists’ attention. The population of the… Continue reading The city of Skagway-the Tlingit Name for the Area Means ” a Windy Place with White Caps on the Water”
The locals are always to attract attention of new-comers: without the labor force not a single business can be successful. It was since the times immortal, for example, at times of Baranoff when he was the lord of Alaska appointed by the Russian tsar. So it is nowadays. Alaskan major business is salmon fishing, hunting,… Continue reading Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan, Alaska is the Key to Solve the Puzzle about the Interrelationships with the Locals.
Our cruise liner “Zuiderdam”, Holland America Lines, sailed for one week (August 11-August 18, 2012) to Alaska belonging now to the USA. Here is the map of Alaska. Everyone knows that once since 1732 till 1867, Alaska was a Russian territory. How was everything starting up? Shortly after ascension to the throne Catherine the Great… Continue reading Russians in Alaska