I came back from an incredible place. Distant, wild, hidden in Alaska. The northernmost state, where very rarely come from Russia. The border guard questioned my companion why Alaska, because you have the same nature and the same cold. And I have seven reasons why everyone should ever visit Alaska. About them and tell from a large series of reports. Firstly, it's beautiful.
The morning greeted quiet, overcast weather. Dima went to work and asked that if I shall be going to leave, to call him, that he would come to pick up the key. And yesterday we were with this man did not know about each other. In normal people are the norm. If you can help a person, and you do not complicate it too much, why not.
At that time, in September 2011, I slowly wandered along annuals Bilibin Pevek. Everything you need with you and was, until the weather permitted, finishing the season with geologists, it was a sin not to walk on Chukotka, at least until its northern coast.
Pevek - the city at the edge of our vast country. It is located in the Chukotka region, and is the northernmost city in Russia. Once there lived 13 thousand people, now according to various estimates from 3 to 5 thousand. In the 1990s and 2000s, the city is rapidly dying out, everyone who could, tried to get out of here at any cost. Now the population has stabilized, but life here is very difficult.
Turns out to be not so easy to write about any trip after many months. Memoirs - the word is not in my vocabulary. And it's not that something is forgotten. It would be too easy. Dog memory, shaggy on the details and feelings fade with time, acquiring instead of artificial fur inspirational and just general words.