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Photos: Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 20 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Neuquén

ARGENTINA | Monday, 18 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: San Carlos de Bariloche

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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El Calafate to Bariloche

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | Views [120]

In the past three days I’ve hitchhiked more than 1,500 km and I feel like, in a way, I started out in Mackenzie Country (NZ) with a view of two lakes that look very similar to Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki, then I passed through Outback New South ... Read more >


Photos: Ruta 40

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 14 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Glaciers & Travel Rigours

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 | Views [193]

I’ve seen many glaciers, yet I’d be in awe after today. Ever since I’ve returned from Antarctica, I’ve been dealing with an unprecedented bout of depression and I can’t figure out why. I’m this down after accomplishing ... Read more >


Photos: Perito Moreno Glacier

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: El Calafate

ARGENTINA | Monday, 11 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Torres del Paine

CHILE | Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Puerto Natales

CHILE | Saturday, 9 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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From the End of the World North

ARGENTINA | Friday, 8 Dec 2017 | Views [151]

In these past few days, a terrible bout of depression has overtaken me. I think it’s due to a variety of things: having put the entire Antarctica trip on my credit card, being stuck in an expensive place with no easy way out, loving someone here ... Read more >


Photos: D'Hainaut Island

ANTARCTICA | Saturday, 2 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Light is Right!

ANTARCTICA | Saturday, 2 Dec 2017 | Views [141]

The light was absolutely right on our final full day in Antarctica today. Since I stayed up in the spa until 4:30 AM, I missed breakfast and didn’t wake up until after 9 AM when I heard an announcement “10 minutes until Group A has to be ... Read more >


Photos: Hydrurga Rocks

ANTARCTICA | Saturday, 2 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Lemaire Channel & Port Lockroy

ANTARCTICA | Friday, 1 Dec 2017 | Views [143]

My Antarctic adventure would continue today as I’d visit two more very special places in the White Continent. We had an opportunity to make a third landing on the continent, visiting an abandoned Argentine base. I had trouble getting up this morning ... Read more >


Photos: Port Lockroy

ANTARCTICA | Friday, 1 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Lemaire Channel

ANTARCTICA | Friday, 1 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery

the "Kodak Gap"
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Useful Island & Neko Harbour

ANTARCTICA | Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 | Views [115]

As the morning announcement came Anja said we have two landings planned, including another continental landing. Following Elie’s words to “love the shit out of this journey” I pigged out at breakfast and then donned my gear for another ... Read more >


Photos: Neko Harbour

ANTARCTICA | Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery

Our 2nd continental landing!
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Photos: Useful Island

ANTARCTICA | Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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The 7th Continent

ANTARCTICA | Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 | Views [285]

With two island landings under our belt already, I think we were all ready for a landing on the continent of Antarctica. The weather wasn’t all that great yesterday, and we were slated for an early start today. Somehow I woke up at 4:45 AM and ... Read more >


Photos: Portal Point

ANTARCTICA | Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Mikkelsen Harbour

ANTARCTICA | Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Halfmoon Island

ANTARCTICA | Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Landfall

ANTARCTICA | Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 | Views [157]

We’d make our first Antarctic landing today…well, sort of. We didn’t touch down in continental Antarctica but we’d set foot on dry land for the first time since Saturday. After breakfast, our first stop of the day would be the ... Read more >


Photos: King George Island

ANTARCTICA | Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Closing in on the Ice

ANTARCTICA | Monday, 27 Nov 2017 | Views [148]

The “Drake 'Monsta' Shake” continued its fury this morning, as I woke up from continuously broken sleep due to hard pounding of the waves. All outside decks were still closed as we walked to Deck 2 for breakfast this morning. Breakfast is ... Read more >


Drake "Monsta" Shake

ANTARCTICA | Sunday, 26 Nov 2017 | Views [169]

As I awoke from my broken sleep this morning, it wasn’t either the “Drake Lake” or the “Drake Shake” it was the “Drake 'Monsta' Shake” (sounds like a cocktail made from an energy drink). The motion was so bad ... Read more >


Photos: Drake Passage

ANTARCTICA | Sunday, 26 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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The Ship Sets Sail

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 25 Nov 2017 | Views [157]

Today is the big day! I’m officially bound for Antarctica. Arriving aboard the MV Sea Spirit, we were greeted with the likes of pastries and crème puffs by absolutely professional staff. I could tell this is going to be a great journey from ... Read more >


Photos: Beagle Channel

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 25 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery

Antarctica-bound aboard the MV Sea Spirit
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My Dream being Stolen?

ARGENTINA | Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | Views [361]

Antarctica is so close! I’ve always had a great dream, and that’s to reach all seven continents unassisted, either with money or with personal assistance, and be (perhaps) the first person on the autism spectrum to travel unassisted to the ... Read more >


Fin del Mundo

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 | Views [15]

Ushuaia is often billed as being at the end of the world, although the nearest I've actually felt to the end of the world is probably either West Falkland or the coast of Somaliland. Early this morning, I arrived bleary-eyed in Ushuaia, billed as ... Read more >


Photos: Ushuaia

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Unexpected Extra Day

FALKLAND ISLANDS | Saturday, 11 Nov 2017 | Views [211]

When I return to Chile, I have so much online stuff to catch up on! As Mark returned from work last night he warned me “you’re gonna have an extra day here,” saying there’s a 70% chance my flight will be postponed until Sunday ... Read more >


FIGAS

FALKLAND ISLANDS | Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017 | Views [189]

Shiralee told me yesterday that, if I’ve never flown on a Falkland Islands Government Air Service (FIGAS) plane, I’m in for a treat. This morning I woke up rather late after a terrible dream, and when I noticed how gloomy and dull it was, ... Read more >


Penguins & a Falkland Feast

FALKLAND ISLANDS | Tuesday, 7 Nov 2017 | Views [211]

As my first time staying in the home of a Falkland Islander, I'd learn a bit today about how things operate in camp. A doctor makes a run in a plane every six weeks to camp settlements, and residents convene at a designated home. Those living in Fox ... Read more >


Fox Bay

FALKLAND ISLANDS | Monday, 6 Nov 2017 | Views [136]

It was sunny and beautiful without much (by Falkland standards) wind today: a perfect day for walking, photography, and drone flying. If there's one place in the world that you truly need transport, it's West Falkland. Yesterday I told Critta that I ... Read more >


East to West

FALKLAND ISLANDS | Friday, 3 Nov 2017 | Views [89]

Another gorgeous day I had in the Falklands yesterday. The weather has been brilliant for the past few days. I got to watch Keith and his farmhands move 13,000 sheep, more than six times the Falklands' human population, into the shearing shed. I remarked ... Read more >


Photos: West Falkland

FALKLAND ISLANDS | Thursday, 2 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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