Monthly Archives: March 2011

Chilean Hospitality… amidst an Earthquake?!

From El Calafate, Argentina, we started making preparations to visit a good friend we met on our trip from Africa who lives in Chile, named Ignacia. All that stood in our way was three buses, a border crossing, and a … Continue reading

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Glaciers, Flamingos, and Super Bowls

Adam and I boarded a bus from Puerto Natales, Chile to El Calate, Argentina on a quick (by our new standards) four-hour bus ride. El Calafate was a really nice, touristy town with great restaurants. After being exhausted from hiking Torres del Paine … Continue reading

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Torres Del Pain(e) in the…

Heading north from Antarctica, we stopped in a town called Puerto Natales, a well known backpackers town for avid hikers of Torres del Paine- a national park encompassing mountains, a glacier, a lake, and lots of river in the extreme … Continue reading

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Antarctica Diary, Days 9 & 10: The Journey Home

After Yankee Harbor, the MV Ushuaia immediately headed north, back home. Even though it was time to say farewell to Antarctica, it left us with a couple more beautiful memories and surprise or two as well. There was one thing … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

We took this picture back at Angkor Wat in Cambodia… apparently they have a thing for growing four-leaf clovers. Hope everyone has a safe and fun St. Patrick’s Day!

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Antarctica Diary, Day 8: Deception Island and Yankee Harbor

Deception Island Adam: Ok, so today marks our final day of landings in Antarctica. It’s a good thing too, because I think we have run out of superlatives to describe everything. The landscapes we have experienced here have been probably … Continue reading

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Antarctica Diary, Day 7, Part 2: Port Lockroy, Port Charcot, and Iceberg Alley

Port Lockroy Dana:  Today we are going to visit Port Lockroy,  a natural harbor on the Antarctic Peninsula of the British Antarctic Territory. One of the crew members came on the ship this morning to give us a little history … Continue reading

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