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    if the world is sphere and I am here on Alaska (west of the world map) and I were to straight on the west.. wouldn't I end up on a country like japan which is on the east of the world map. and if so I would like to know what is the name of that sea that I crossed and is there any land in there. and please let me understand how big is that and what would I need to cross that?


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    I am here on Alaska (west of the world map)
    Of course you would be off the east side of a Japanese map.

    If you went straight west, you would end up in Russia (probably Siberia?) which is just across the Bering Sea from Alaska. To get to Japan you would have to go south-east across the Pacific. It is about 5,500 km (3,500 miles) from anchorage to Alaska.

    Have you looked on Google maps?
    https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=anc...States&t=m&z=3

    Back in the old days, when I used to fly to Japan from London, we would always stop at Anchorage for refuelling.


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    if the world is sphere and I am here on Alaska (west of the world map) and I were to straight on the west.. wouldn't I end up on a country like japan which is on the east of the world map.
    You would end up in Russia to be precise. There are two islands - Little Diomede, which is US territory, and Big Diomede about 2 miles further out, which belongs to Russia.

    and if so I would like to know what is the name of that sea
    The Bering Strait.

    and please let me understand how big is that and what would I need to cross that?
    That obviously depends on where exactly you want to go - your options are by boat, by plane, or ( in the winter when the sea is frozen ) possibly by dog sled, depending on the conditions. It should be noted though that the Russian authorities don't take kindly to people crossing into their territory without the proper papers.
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    You cross the Bering Sea and then head across the North-Western Pacific ocean. The distance is around 5000 km.



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    Little Diomede has a, shall we say, interesting ice runway in winter...the ultimate challenge for any bush pilot, due to the shifting ice and extreme turbulence which one often encounters there. It's great fun though
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    Google maps provides driving (!) directions from Anchorage to Japan: 9,000 miles, 316 hours (nearly two weeks).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
    Google maps provides driving (!) directions from Anchorage to Japan: 9,000 miles, 316 hours (nearly two weeks).
    Any takers...?
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    I'd love to, but apparently the route has tolls...
    https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr...mra=ls&t=m&z=3
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    thanks marus hanke I'm kind of satisfied with your answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
    Google maps provides driving (!) directions from Anchorage to Japan: 9,000 miles, 316 hours (nearly two weeks).
    always nice to have a laugh
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    Hey adikboy can you see Russia from Alaska?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill alsept View Post
    Hey adikboy can you see Russia from Alaska?
    Yes you can, from aforementioned Little Diomede island. Russia is only 2.5 miles from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus Hanke View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bill alsept View Post
    Hey adikboy can you see Russia from Alaska?
    Yes you can, from aforementioned Little Diomede island. Russia is only 2.5 miles from there.
    Yeh I blew the joke, I wanted to say your house instead of Alaska
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