Anchorage Local Customs

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    Always smile and the world will smile back at you.

    by Grazina Written Jan 20, 2003

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    What took me by surprise was the fact that the Native Alaskan already knew who we were. I would walk into a shop, food place, just about anywhere and the Native people would say "Your dine'" which in my native tougue (Navajo) means the people. They would say "Your the break-away-people". About a 1000 years ago a group of people sojourned over the snowy mountain but did promise to return...to make a long story short, we never did return but venture down to the Southwest part of the United State, there the Spanish people call us Navajos.
    What I did learn from the nice gentle people of Alaska is the genuine kindness, and sense of sharing their culture and way of life with the world. Always SMILING!

    The russian were in the land once.

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    You might be invited...

    by spintobecca Written Jan 17, 2003

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    You might be invited to go out for Ice Cream in cold cold freezing winter weather. Alaskans consume the most ice cream per capita of any state in the USA. I guess the theory is "Why wait for a sunny day?"!

    For the best ice cream in Anchorage, Try

    Cold Stone Creamery

    2813 Dawson Street
    Anchorage AK, 99503
    PH: 907-569-0305
    Cross streets: On Dawson between Northern Lights Blvd. and Benson

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    It may seem strange to us...

    by EdinburghRoc Updated Oct 1, 2002

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    It may seem strange to us Europeans and I from Edinburgh where I'm used to seeing people drink at tables on the pavement. But you may be asked to give your date of birth, you will not must not be seen with Beer, before leaving a shop drink must be in a bag. It must not be seen. Your salesperson may not be allowed to serve you {to young} so must ask someone else to serve you alcohol.

    Art near by C.Cook.

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    everyone is friendly here

    by goingsolo Written Sep 24, 2002

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    expect to meet people wherever you go- literally on every street corner! People are extremely friendly and will always stop to give you a hand with directions, a recommendation for a place to hike, to fish, to eat, etc. Don't hesitate to talk to any of the residents about their great state. They love to tell stories about life here and are very proud of the state's history and geography. Most people will also extend an invitation to their favorite fishing spot or a floatplane ride to a place you'd otherwise never see. Mixing with the locals is the best way to see the real Alaska.

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    Wildlife

    by Jim_Eliason Written Jul 27, 2008

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    Despite being the largest city in Alaska, wildlife is never far away. I ran across this moose with her fawn one morning.

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    • Adventure Travel
    • National/State Park
    • Photography

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    Berry Picking Arctic Valley

    by mcpangie Written Jan 6, 2004

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    It isn't a super secret spot for picking berries. Everyone who is anyone goes up and picks berries each fall.

    Here is the view of Sleeping Lady and downtown Anchorage from the road.

    Anchorage from Arctic Valley
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    • Backpacking
    • Mountain Climbing

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    People watching

    by kaloz Written Feb 27, 2003

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    Anchorage attracts visitors from all over the world, so grab a bench and watch the parade, or better yet, make new friends.

    Gretchen, a Coke and a Smile
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    • Study Abroad
    • Theater Travel
    • Safari

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    Proud Craftsmen

    by kaloz Updated Feb 27, 2003

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    The Alaskan natives are skilled craftsmen. Support them by buying authentic crafts. I recommend the Baleen woven baskets, made from baleen which is part of a whale's mouth.

    Baleen Ship
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    • Family Travel
    • Arts and Culture

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    Fishing

    by Lilasel Written Feb 16, 2003

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    In Anchorage, you're never far from great fishing. In fact, anglers land king salmon in downtown on Ship Creek!

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    If you plan to come into down from the valley...

    by spintobecca Written Jan 22, 2003

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    Don't forget your rebel flag, gunrack and huge bigass tires. Don't worry about a custom license plates, everyone will know and recognize you as being from the Valley.

    Typical Palmer (Valley Folk) transportation

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