Exploring the Antarctic peninsula
Author
Sergey Semenchinskiy
Today was a very long day. We were woken up by an unusual loud noise at 5am. It was an ice blocks gnashing onto the ship's hull. Our ship was passing through a field of ice floes. I put my jacket on …
Exploring the Antarctic peninsula
Author
Sergey Semenchinskiy
I said yesterday that the sea was rough in the morning. I was not right. It was calm compared to the real gall that began at noon when we left Cape Horn. We went south across the Drake Passage. The …
Exploring the Antarctic peninsula
Author
Sergey Semenchinskiy
We awoke at 5 am this morning and went up to the open deck. The sea was rough and wind was very strong. We saw land nearby, but barely because of the mist. During the night we had entered the …
Chicken Bus!!!!
Author
Laura Chadwick
Today was travel day, arriving back in N. Carolina just in time for the first big snow of the season...we wanted to turn right around and head back to Guatemala!
Sea elefant
Author
Sergey Semenchinskiy
Today was our last morning in Ushuaia. Our arms and legs were not as our own after yesterday's adventure. Nevertheless we got up, made our morning gymnastics and packed our backpacks. After a …
Baby coffee plants at the plantation
Author
Laura Chadwick
Today we rode back to almost the entrance of Tikal and did a canopy tour (zip-lining). This was so much fun, a little scary, and definitely gave a new perspective on the rainforest. Then we spent …
Penguins
Author
Sergey Semenchinskiy
This morning was very warm and sunny. In our windows we saw blazing snow on mountain peaks and people walking without jackets. It was the best weather for our plans this day. It was reserved for …
Walking by Lake Atitlan
Author
Laura Chadwick
Its actually hard to describe Tikal- it is massive, ancient, beautiful, and mysterious. We walked around it all day looking at ruins, watching wildlife (monkeys and birds and one bat!) and felt like …
Gentoo Penguin
Author
Sergey Semenchinskiy
As I had already said, the main touristic attraction here is a trip to the Beagle Channel islands. Certainly we wanted to make it. Yesterday we found several boat tour booking desks at the sea port. …
Tuk-tuk ride, anyone?
Author
Laura Chadwick
We met Hugo in the morning for a brief walking tour of Antigua, a Unesco World Heritage site. We then drove to the Pacaya volcano and hiked as near the top as allowed with a local guide. The …
Exploring Aitcho Island
Author
Sergey Semenchinskiy
We got up at 5 am to be in the airport in time to catch our flight to Ushuaia. The flight south took about four hours and was unremarkable, until the landing. The airport, as well as Ushuaia itself, …
Maximon
Author
Laura Chadwick
This day was incredible! We woke up at Posada de Santiago, has breakfast, then took the boat back across Lake Atitlan to Panajachel on the other side. Then we drove back to Antigua, stopping first …
Antarctic skua
Author
Sergey Semenchinskiy
This day we investigated the center of city, saw the monument, the widest street in the world, Ricoletto church and other well-known sights of Buenos Aires. After that we decided to return to the …
Hotel pool and Lake Atitlan
Author
Laura Chadwick
The lake is AMAZING! Truly deserving of consideration as a wonder of the world. It is about 26 kilometers across and may be up to 400 ft. deep in places. It is surrounded by volcanos that reach to …
Penguin on the beach
Author
Sergey Semenchinskiy
At morning we had waked up very early, well before a breakfast. The reason was a bird, which celebrated sunrise at our window. It was about 4 am local time, but my inner clocks showed 10 am Moscow …
Our bungalow at Posada de Santiago
Author
Laura Chadwick
Today we rode to Chichicastenengo, a town with one of the largest local markets and some truly beautiful churches. Our guide Hugo was wonderful, and really took time to point out local customs and …
Love is even there...
Author
Sergey Semenchinskiy
We flew to Buenos Aires from Moscow with flight change at London, and with an additional stop in San Paulo, Brazil. We started from Moscow Domodedovo airport exactly at time, and reached Heathrow, …
Local women walking towards a cemetary
Author
Laura Chadwick
December is the perfect time to visit Guatemala! It seemed that every day there was a celebration, a festival, or at least beautiful decorations to see! Our first evening in Antigua we strolled …
First Antarctic landing. Blizzard
Author
Sergey Semenchinskiy
The idea for this trip came to us at the end of 2009. That year we had a very interesting trip through North India and the Himalayas. When we came back, my wife Natasha asked me if I had an idea …
Condor - we saw 2 first day, 8 the next
Author
Terry Adams
Arrived home early morning and started organizing about 700 pictures.
Torres del Paine - the towers
Author
Terry Adams
Once you start the climb there is no turning back, but the picture at the top was the reward. Keep your feet at least a foot apart, and you will not fall. Snap or tie the bottom of your pant leg to …
On way to Eco Camp Torres del Paine
Author
Terry Adams
We left the Eco Camp very early for another 6 hour bus ride to El Calafate. Over an hour of passport checking at the border from Chile to Argentina. This estancia is remotely located and a distinct …
Monument at Cape Horn
Author
Terry Adams
Unlike Denali Park Alaska where you get bused in to the middle and don't see much else, Torres del Paine is smaller (only 225K hectares), but we saw every part of it thanks to our little bus. The …