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Old 02-23-2016, 05:18 AM   #101
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I can understand Alaska being the northern-most point for many people, but I would have thought it would be Anchorage, since that's where most cruise ships stop. But why so many of us in Fairbanks? There's really not much to see there...
It's near the main entrance to Denali NP. Easier to fly into Fairbanks and drive south than to drive up from Anchorage.

Also large military bases there (Eielson AFB and Fort Wainwright)
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Old 02-23-2016, 05:27 AM   #102
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Key West for the "classic" picture at the buoy at the southern most point in USA
Huh? Hope that was qualified as Florida is not the southernmost state.

Yes, I see it has the word "continental" in front of USA.
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Yes, i think you have me beat; southern end of Lemaire Channel was as far as we went.
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Oh, I'm really sorry to hear you didn't enjoy it; Porto Alegre is one of my favorite Brazilian cities. Home of the gaścho, you get some of the world's best BBQ there (churrasco). I'm salivating just thinking about it.
The churrasco joints were very good, yes. And the coffee. I just found the city dingy and run-down. Lorries with soldiers in the back, and a cop every other street corner with a Beretta subgun. The place just had a "Mission Impossible" episode feeling to it.


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and a cop every other street corner with a Beretta subgun.
I was in Panama City in January 1963.....every bar seemed to have a resident cop, or two, permanently stationed there.......we talked to a guy with the US Shore Patrol who said that, since they (apparently, I never verified any of this), didn't have the authority to detain American sailors they'd have to point out AWOLs, etc, and the Panamanian cops would drag them in.

The SP, (who may, or may not have been BSing us), said the guy he was teamed with had already (over what period he didn't say), shot two locals rather than run after them.

Roughest place I've ever been.....no idea what it's like nowadays.
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Geographically, the farthest south I have traveled is Santiago, followed by Buenos Aires, both multiple times. I first tried goat in BA (and can still recall the restaurant) and had many fine meals in both cities.

The furthest south I have been was a presentation I gave to a Sr. VP Finance in NY, which lasted less than 30 seconds before he got up, threw the overhead projector to the floor, shared a few choice obscenities, and walked out of the room.
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The furthest south I have been was a presentation I gave to a Sr. VP Finance in NY, which lasted less than 30 seconds before he got up, threw the overhead projector to the floor, shared a few choice obscenities, and walked out of the room.
That, I would like to have seen......from a safe distance, of course.
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he got up, threw the overhead projector to the floor, shared a few choice obscenities, and walked out of the room.
So that was apparently unusual in your line of work, eh?
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North: Edinburgh, Scotland (on the ground) and Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (in the air)

However, lots of east/west travel between those 2 latitudes.
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Perth, Australia on land. Around the southern coast of Australia by sea.

North? Without looking... Oostende, Belgium would be my guess.

(I did a stopover in Auckland, which now that I check is further south than Perth, but I wouldn't count that... and I was right about Belgium... northern coast).
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I can understand Alaska being the northern-most point for many people, but I would have thought it would be Anchorage, since that's where most cruise ships stop. But why so many of us in Fairbanks? There's really not much to see there...
And also back in the day it was a refueling stop for planes going east coast to Japan and SE Asia.
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I can understand Alaska being the northern-most point for many people, but I would have thought it would be Anchorage, since that's where most cruise ships stop. But why so many of us in Fairbanks? There's really not much to see there...
Took Alaska Railway from Denali to Fairbanks, which was our setting-off point for drive up Dalton Highway to Prudhoe Bay, from whence we took small plane to Barrow, and adorable local tour of town, including Point Barrow. Recommended!
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but later this year will add Bosted Norway 68.2 N
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I can understand Alaska being the northern-most point for many people, but I would have thought it would be Anchorage, since that's where most cruise ships stop. But why so many of us in Fairbanks? There's really not much to see there...
many of the cruise and tours will have the north end of the land tour at Fairbanks. Your really need to do white water rafting in Denali in early May... quite cool.
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many of the cruise and tours will have the north end of the land tour at Fairbanks. Your really need to do white water rafting in Denali in early May... quite cool.

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Antarctica, Palmer Peninsula, around 65 degrees south.

Farthest north 80 degrees north just west of Svalbard.
Exactly my specs too.
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Dodging Grizzlies No thanks! lol
Only saw bears from the relative safety of transportation (trains, boats, and buses). Now we took a ad hock hike (just DW and I) on the Kenai peninsula and saw the biggest bear prints we've ever seen... and without bear spray.
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Lots of recent bear sightings here at the forum as well. We're safe as long as we don't take their portfolio advice.
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