*This Post originally appeared on my now defunct lifestyle blog Style and Chocolates. This blog post has a few modifications to the text and is being transferred here permanently.
About nine years ago (eek, has it been that looong ago?) My family and I went on a cruise to Alaska. A series of unfortunate events happened: lost baggage, my dad and my sister getting sick and then learning it was due to a virus going around the boat. Since we were with two contaminated people, we were ALL confined to our room for two days. Then finally, because of said virus, the cruise had to end one day early! What a mess!
|The town of Ketchikan. First stop we made.|
But despite all that, I'd have to say this trip was one of the most stunning ones I've taken. I say stunning because the views we saw were just gorgeous! Read the captions to see what we saw!
|I think it was here in Alaska where I developed a love affair with Salmon!|
The second day of confinement, my mom and I were bored out of our minds so we decided to join a tram tour in one of the town stops. The town was called Skagway. The view was beautiful! We even went to this place where we had lunch and "panned for gold".
|The view from some lookout point in Skagway. We could see our cruise ship!|
|Gorgeous snowy plains|
The last few days of the cruise, we didn't make any stops - we just cruised into glacier bay. It was so amazing to see all the ice and snow capped mountains.
|I love how the snowy peaks were clearly reflected on the calm sea water|
|They named these after some ivy league universities, but I totally forgot which ones ;p|
|Snowy mountains that can be seen from the ship and approaching glacier bay|
|Hmmm..no idea why they're putting graffiti on the block of ice or if they're even allowed to! :o|
|last view before we left glacier bay|
Seeing all this ice and snow is such a novelty for me, I mean I do live in a tropical country and the only snow and ice I see in the parts where I live are in my freezer. I would love to go back to Alaska again! I only hope that all the ice is still intact and hasn't melted much due to global warming since I was last there. Yikes!
What are your favorite throwback travel memories???
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