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Postcards: The Lost Art of Travel?

One of my first travel memories was seeing a postcard come through our letterbox when I was a child in Bangor, Northern Ireland. As a kid, you ignore those boring brown or white envelopes and you are intrigued by colour so the postcard that arrived in the post caught my eye. It was either a Read more about Postcards: The Lost Art of Travel?[…]

Touring Port Lockroy: British Antarctic Base

Date – 11th November 2010 (remembrance day) Time – Between 10am – 12 noon Location – Port Lockroy, Goudier Island, Wiencke Islands, ANTARCTICA Position – 64o 49′ S, 63o 30′ W Temperature – 0 degrees Weather conditions – Cold, icy, snowstorm Wind – Relatively calm If not the defining moment of my Antarctica adventure, the Read more about Touring Port Lockroy: British Antarctic Base[…]

Antarctica Adventures: Jougla Point

I once worked with a nice young Indian lady called Jigna back in London in 2007 while working in Public Relations (at Bite Communications) and for some reason the landing at Jougla Point in Antarctica reminded me of her. Only by name however, as this was a land of penguins and blizzards, rather than the Read more about Antarctica Adventures: Jougla Point[…]

“One small step for yer man”: Stepping Foot On Antarctica – Barrientos, Aitcho Islands

There it was. The magical. The dream really happenned, and it happened at a place that most of you reading will NEVER have heard of – Barrientos. I stepped foot in Antarctica. Be honest, if you haven’t been to Antarctica, would you ever have heard of “Barrientos”? So what is Barrientos exactly? OK it is Read more about “One small step for yer man”: Stepping Foot On Antarctica – Barrientos, Aitcho Islands[…]

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