Category Archives: Antarctica

How to get to Antarctica by sea

If you’ve ever wondered how it is to reach Antarctica by the sea, here’s a story about it.

Giant flat iceberg and sea pack in Antarctica

If you are so lucky to have the possibility to visit Antarctica, the journey from your residence place to your Antarctic destination will be typically made of two distinct parts.
First you will reach a country in the southern hemisphere–like Argentina, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand–by commercial transportation.
Then you will fly or sail to Antarctica.

This article tells a story of how Antarctica is reached by the sea in the form of a navigation log. The source is first-hand, since I’ve written it myself during my first trip to Antarctica not long time ago.

This journey has started in Christchurch, New Zealand and has ended at Dumont D’Urville, Adelie Land, Antarctica.
Going from a civilized, temperate-climate region, to Antarctica is like traveling to another planet, especially if you don’t have any previous experience in a polar environment.
You see the world you are familiar with transforming into something else, something really, really different. That happens in the span of a few days.

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The most beautiful place on Earth

What is for you the most beautiful place on EarthThe most beautiful place on Earth, the most spectacular place you’ve ever been to?

What was the top moment in your traveling experience?

Which is the place that gave you the deepest emotions?

The one that you couldn’t even imagine it was so exciting, or moving, until you saw it?

The place that, while you were looking at it, you couldn’t even believe you were actually there?

Did that ever happen to you?

Let me know about that in the comment section. This blog has so few readers – and even less comments – at the moment, that probably few to no people will answer this. But I wanted to ask those questions now anyway.

One reason is that my own answer is connected to a series of future articles I am planning to write.

So… when did top moment in my personal travel experience occur?

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