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Alaska Local Customs: 49 reviews and 46 photos
Alaska has a lot of local customs. Some I’ll devote a tip to individually, but others I can just group here in a single tip.
Alaska has its own time zone—one hour behind Pacific Time
No matter what you think about it, hunting or fishing is a way of life here. They aren’t just sports for everyone, but truly a way of life.
Snowmobiles are called Snowmachines
The contiguous US states are referred to as the “Lower 48”
When we were stopping for coffee, a lady asked us if we were going to the “outside” meaning out of Alaska. If you hear that and you’re outdoors already, don’t be confused;-)
Cold weather doesn’t bother a lot of people here. We heard that children up in the
Fairbanks area still have recess until it’s below -20F.
The farther east you go in the interior, the more Alaskans sound like Canadians--
sometimes more so than people you’ll come across in Whitehorse, Yukon.
reindeer meat is available in many forms--sausage, hot dogs, ground in omelets, etc.
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