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Going to Antarctica is the story of a seasoned traveler preparing and then setting out for the trip of a lifetime. Told from the perspective of a global adventurer, Going to Antarctica provides a delightful mix: on the one hand, practical travel tips, suggestions and advice; and, of course, the anecdotes, colorful descriptions, and stories that made the journey so memorable. The excursion follows the ship as it navigates through the Drake Passage. Then the team sets out on land, through the wilderness, and encounters the wildlife of the southernmost desert in the world. The explorers have some amazing experiences along the way, including camping in Antarctica. This is a must-read story for anyone contemplating a trip to the crystal desert, for lovers of wildlife, and for anyone fascinated with this foreign, frozen wonderland. Topics covered.
- Camping in Ice
- Penguins – my favorite
- Adventure Travel
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For about sixty days I have been working on my new travel book with a constant nagging problem. The problem is age, at time of visit, and the fact that I have been to most of the continents and cities at least twice. In itself this is not bad but consider Rome Italy, a 20 year old versus a 40 year, you can be sure that the location is not the same for them. Having a good memory leaves me with two strong memories about locations and that is problematic. Some things are easy, like Naples Italy, the first time I went there were no skyscrapers, the second time I went there were. It is a matter of perspective, for example, when I first went to Rome it was not common for someone to travel or hope to travel to Rome – we in general would not have considered it, Rome was so far and unreal to most. Today we not only travel but it is not actually considered distant anymore? If I said to someone I was going to Beijing today they would say cool, 20 years ago they would have said, “What!” I am sure I will find a formula to fix this problem – but I am not going to solve it today!
LH 3700 Departing from Frankfurt to Fictitious Point [sic] at 8:30 – will be leaving from Gate Z06.You cannot make this stuff up. I wonder if I can get a seat to Fictitious Point? I could meet fictitious people – I hear they are great. but wait. This gives me an idea, I mean, I know I am board here but wouldn’t it be cool to be able to board a plane and go to some Fictitious Point. Maybe it would make a good sci-fi show. Kind of like Star Trek but the plane goes somewhere different every time they take off… Different Worlds.. One of the worlds outfits the plane with cool super tech so Jet-A fuel is not required. Maybe a few fictitious people join the crew. And they are blue people, yeah blue people – not smurf blue but devil blue. And there is a fictitious animal, it can turn itself inside out when scared. It eats fictitious food and its name is d’artanian….. The pilot asks me to take right seat and I tell her that I am ready to help! Later, I learn she is Fictitious and d’artanian becomes my best friend… Thank You Frankfurt for your flight status board….
I have been concerned that I was not working out enough when on this trip to southern and Eastern Europe. Well Spain was a great deal of walking and Lithuania was both more walking and lots of hill hiking. Today is my last day in Vilnius and it was a great day for exercise. I had just one thing to do today and when done I went on a two hour walk around town. You know you have walked when you are happy to take a seat if even for a few minutes. After my two-hour walk I went for another two-hour walk up to the Museum of Genocide and it was closed today, but it was a good walk. By three o’clock I was back in the room for a second and then back out to do a hike up the hill of crosses. In the end I walked and hiked for six to seven hours – not bad for a Tuesday in Vilnius.
The highlight of the day was that I duplicated what you would get in a Vilnius city tour but I added a bit more. I did two new things on this trip. First, I went to the National Museum of Lithuania. This was a great spot and I wonder why I missed it in the past but I am glad I went this trip. Second, I hiked up the hill of crosses. These crosses are the subject of some of my past artwork and it was great to see them up close: Here is a link to some photos: http://yonaitis.shutterfly.com/14448 . I also was able to get some great shots from my morning walk: http://yonaitis.shutterfly.com/14391 .
Perhaps the biggest surprise this week was the Trakai Island Castle. This was a tour and it was a good one. A very pleasant tour guide made the difference. What a nice day in general, perfect weather for a long walk in and around the castle. There was some great beauty to see – as there often is around a lake. I took some photos that I hope can communicate the beauty of the Island Castle: http://yonaitis.shutterfly.com/14277 .
If you have never been to Lithuania you should consider going. As for me I have to be up in nine hours to hop in a taksi and head to the airport. I will be in Madrid tomorrow afternoon and then I have to cut my trip short and head back to the states on Thursday.
2012-05-14 0- Trakai Island Castle (Lithuanian Trak salos pilis) click through for album
Click through for more photos from Madrid
Vilnius – Click through for morephotos