Here some fun facts about Anchorage: Although it’s not Alaska’s capital (that’s Juneau), it’s Alaska’s largest city. Nearly 290’000 people live here, which is ~40% of the entire Alaskan population. The only reason Anchorage is not Russian today, is because in 1867, US Secretary of State William Seward arranged to purchase Alaska from Russia for a ridiculous $7.2 million…
Anchorage is nicely located between the Pacific Ocean and the Kenai Mountains and the Port of Anchorage receives 95% of all goods destined for Alaska.
We’ve now been in Anchorage a bit longer than initially planned waiting for the weather on the Kenai Peninsula to improve.
Some of the Anchorage highlights so far:
We hiked the Flat Top Mountain (1082 m) with a beautiful view over the Anchorage area.
We enjoyed some great seafood in Anchorages supposedly best steak and seafood restaurant, the Club Paris (no clue why they named it that…).
We had some Alaskan King Crab Legs and a Petite Filet Mignon and Prawns for dinner.
It’s a bit of work to get the meat out of the legs, but it tastes finger licking good!
And since there is always room for dessert, we shared a great Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Pie. It looked so delicious that we only remembered to take a picture once it was already gone 🙂
As you can see on the pictures there were also lots of wild animals in Anchorage which seemed to get along quite well with Andy 🙂
Tomorrow we will head south to the Kenai Peninsula, where the weather should finally be good again. We’re especially looking forward to a boat trip directed to the Kenai Fjords National Park.