Our American Adventure – Part 5

It’s quite a remarkable area, because rather than being buried below ground, the dead are interred in beautiful tombs above ground. This is due to the previously mentioned problem of the city being below sea level. This has led to the cemeteries being referred to as “cities of the dead” because they do resemble little clusters of houses.

Our American Adventure – Part 1

Alcatraz is really something else, it’s pretty surreal and a little bit creepy.  It was so strange to imagine people actually living there, and to hear real accounts of both the prisoners and the people who worked and lived on the island. It was also fascinating to see all of the wildlife, it’s really quite beautiful.