2017 Alaska Trip (August 3rd ~ August 10th)PSK | 8/17/2017
2017 Alaska Trip (August 3rd ~ August 10th)
It was a rocky start in the beginning; delayed departure from the Washington Dulles (IAD) airport due to a bad weather. We arrived in Seattle late and missed the all available connection flights to Anchorage, Alaska. We had to spend a night in Seattle for next available flight next day, and Hans Travel came to a rescue to book us in a`5-star hotel, Hyatt Hotel in Bellevue area in Seattle.
I have always wanted to go to Alaska to witness the vest areas of Mountain ranges and lakes, and it has exceeded my expectation. The clear air; the spectacular views of snow covered mountain peaks, enormous glaciers, countless lakes, occasional view of wild animals, salmons swimming upstream to spawn, …. It was a nature’s wonderland! It’s a must place to visit at least once in your lifetime. Alaska has preserved the natural environmental status by not allowing any industries that would harm the environment.
I would like to thank Hans Travel for organizing a great tour and giving us 1st class accommodation available, great food (except for one steak dinner and breakfast at the hotels, it was all Korean food (including a best tasting King Salmon)). We have experienced 3 different Korean restaurants, and we all agreed it was all great, even better than most here in Washington area.
I would like to also thank our tour leader Anna for taking good care for us; our local guide who entertained us with vast knowledge in history and humors non-stop. He is a self-claimed good-looking bachelor who is 18th descendant of the Great King Sejong, financially stable, somewhat confident middle-aged man looking for a soulmate who has a good mind, good figures, good looks with a mother who has ~$4M. This looks like a wishful thinking, but who knows…. We all can be the judges at his wedding; our bus driver, the great safe driver.