Antarctica!!!

Antarctica was such an adventure. I really didn’t know what was in store for me when I got on the ship in Ushuaia but it was more then I could have ever imagined.

I went kayaking about 12 miles a day, hiking on various islands and did the ultimate challenge that you can possibly do in the Antarctic.. THE POLAR PLUGE!!!! I met some amazing people on the ship and had a wonderful time. Here are some pictures!

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I also made this little penguin movie while at a landing…enjoy!

 

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5 thoughts on “Antarctica!!!

  1. Ā 
    I always wanted to travel around but I’ve always been scared to travel alone. it is purely amazing that you have had the opportunity to travel around the world. I have always been scared because I just wouldn’t know where to go or stay when I’d get somewhere. I guess I’m scared I’ll be lost. Anyway, It has always been a dream of mine to go to Antarctica. Was it an expensive trip? Did you go with friends or did you make friends there? What do you recommend for someone like me who is scared but really wants to experience the worlds beauty?

    • Hi Daisy! Thanks for the comment šŸ™‚ So the first thing I will tell you is don’t be scared of traveling. There has been numerous times I have gone somewhere and didn’t know where I was going to stay or what exactly to do. For me, at least, that is one of the greatest things about traveling! Depending on where you want to travel, there will usually be hostels/hotels within an hour of you (depending on how you like to travel). Once you have your housing situation figured out even if it’s a night by night situation, the people working there will ALWAYS help out!! Even if you go Couch Surfing (www.couchsurfing.com), the hosts will more than likely end up being good friends of yours and they will guide you to whatever you want to do! Now on to Antarctica..The trip I went on was relatively expensive, as most trips to Antarctica are. I decided to take a cruise there because I wanted to sail in the Southern Ocean. You can apply to work at a base there (such as Port Lockroy) and I believe they pay for everything and you work there. They have jobs like cooking and cleaning if you don’t have any science background! I went completely alone and people when I got on the ship! I still keep in touch with the people I met there šŸ™‚ Overall I would recommend joining a travel group for your first trip! Depending on your age, EF (www.ef.com), is one of the most-liked companies from what I know! I’ve done numerous EF College Break trips (for college-aged students) and I try to get all of my friends to go on one! Just look into group travel and talk to company representatives and let them guide you through everything!
      – Mel

  2. How are the penguins when you get near them? Do they tolerate people? Pretty neat that they follow that little path, though I’m not sure I want to know why it’s brown! šŸ˜€

    • Hi Clemond! Thanks for your comment! The penguins were awesome! For the most part they would act like I wasn’t there and just walk around me. They tolerate people pretty well and certain types of penguins would even walk up to me! Yeah the penguin highway is pretty cool..definitely one of my favorite things I saw while I was in Antarctica! And of course the ultimate question..what is the brown stuff!! It is penguin poop!!! It smells horrible and unfortunately they roll around in it. The upside is they always look like they are having an amazing time!
      – Mel

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