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26 Oct

Great Alaskan Holidays, Anchorage, AK, Karavan Travel

October 26, 2016 @ 9:17AM
Year of travel: 2016
Agency: Karavan Travel
Agency Experience: Positive

Agency deserves praise, they went to meet whenever I had a question, advised me in the right direction and always gave a realistic assessment of the situation, we are not trying to throw dust in the eyes and say only what they want to hear. His promptness and professionalism are among the more noted moments to do all obligations on time, even in the moments when I was already anyway. After I went through the self option, I can not comment on that aspect of the program, but we were not forced to buy airline tickets or find accommodation through them, although they were willing to give us help and advice to both fields.


Location: Anchorage, AK
Location Experience: Neutral

Although I personally am not too disappointed because I initially wanted to go to Alaska in order to escape from the summer in Anchorage can be a little depressing, boring and dull, especially if you've dreamed about going somewhere else. Despite having roughly the same population as Novi Sad, area of ​​the city is huge and takes a long time to get from point A to point B if you do not have a car, so it is advisable to find another job that is located near an apartment or a first job. The public transport is no great benefit for years, especially on weekends when the first bus going around 8-9, 5-6 in a final, and is sometimes faster to get bike to the desired location. Since all spoken driving, the streets are often (semi) empty, and the situation is not very much different in the clubs, so you can bypass Anchorage wide berth if you dream in a crazy night out. Going to the nature of the definition of Alaska adventure and you will be sure to spend the best moments on a lake or the mountain. The weather is quite nice in the summer, in June and July is known to be about 20-25 degrees, September was also quite warm this year, although there were rainy days, but nothing worse than what we have seen in Serbia. All in all, do not overdo it with winter clothes, even if it is something you would need a wardrobe prices are more or less the same as in Serbia. As far as the general standard can not compare it to other cities in the United States because I have never lived nor spent enough time to gain a good impression. People with whom I was in contact were paying rent ranging between 200-400 dollars, depending on how many were in one place, the director does not leave too much especially if you have a lot of roommates. When it comes to another job, start to look for it at the time - the options are many, and students who are looking for employment even higher, as interest in Alaska every year is growing.


Employer: Great Alaskan Holidays
Employer Experience: Positive

Hourly: 12-16 hours per week: 30-40 Average tip: / If English is not your strong point, the GAH will not have any problems because the job does not require contact with clients, but only with other martyrs who work with you. The company is, among other things, deals with the release of RV-HP employees and the task is to clean up around 30 pieces a day, while the rate in the first place. Every day you are responsible for cleaning certain part (eg. Bedroom, kitchen, refrigerator, etc.) And so on for four months it becomes very monotonous after a while. This year we have had too many employees were initially barely had 32 hours a week, and are often sent people home because there were redundancies - all were given five working days only about a month or two before the end of the season. Although my personal experience with the company was positive, it is not a workplace that I would recommend to everyone. If your English is better to look for a job in a restaurant in Downtown where the tipping ok, at least you will be at the center and you will not feel you're wasting time and potential. If you work in a GAH, while you do not have a car, you will need to find accommodation near work, and the only interesting thing here is the Diamond Center, which is interesting in the first week, if that.


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