Posted on May 27th, 2009 No comments
Antarctica is a continent that is truly unique. Sprawling over the South Pole and taking up a landmass area greater than that of Europe, Antarctica remains the most desolate, wild and uninhabitable location on the globe. Holding the records for the coldest, windiest and driest place on Earth, it is a continent that appeals only to a select few people and leaves others to wonder about their sanity. What these bold travellers have discovered, however, is that Antarctica is one of the rare destinations that can have a profound effect on not only their perception of the world, but also of themselves. To tour Antarctica is not so much to set off on a short holiday as it is to embark on a life-changing and redefining experience.
With only a very small percentage of the continent not covered by ice, Antarctica is a winter wonderland with only the most resilient of wildlife being able to withstand the conditions. Glistening glaciers and inconceivable icebergs bring an eerie beauty to the forbidding wilderness and to see this barren land teeming with life in the forms of penguins, birds and seals is a sight to behold. Unbeknownst to many, Antarctica is designated a cold desert, thereby securing it the title as the world’s largest desert and the inland regions surprisingly have less precipitation than the arid Sahara desert in Africa.
There is nowhere on Earth like it and a tour to Antarctica is the ultimate experience that provides more than just a few nice postcards or photographs.