I have been slacking at posting in these last few Alaskan weeks as this part of my trip comes to a close. I am attempting to string some words together summarizing my time here, but I don’t think I’ll be able to fully until I’m onto the next place – Ecuador.
So until then, here are some photos from my recent adventure to Bethel, AK. My condensed Wiki-summary of the place:
Bethel is a town of over 6,000 people in the Alaskan bush. The population majority is native (Yup’ik). No roads lead anywhere outside of Bethel except for the “ice road” – the Kuskokwim River by boat, snow machine or truck depending on its state of being at the time. Bethel is the hub of 56 small villages. Random and surprising fact – there are more taxi cab drivers per capita here than anywhere else in the country.
Bethel is much like any other place in the US in several ways, but the differences make the town quite unlike anywhere I’ve ever been.