Macro Monday : Warm Glow

After a short hike amongst ruins on St. Nicholas Island of Turkey, I arrived at the top beside the lighthouse. Sitting beside fellow travelers, we waited for the sun to set for the night.

It was a hot day. Now the scorching sun became warmth. A thing of beauty to be shared and cherished.

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Scenery Sunday: Delphi, Greece

Quaint little town which exists because of the archeological ruins of Delphi.

The mountain air is fresh.

The views stunning.

People smiles.

Opposite of the scorching sun I’ve been under in Athens. The hoards of tourists are gone.

The birds and insects sings after the rain.
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Why visit Antarctica?! Reason No.3

Typically when someone mentions Polar expeditions, the word COLD / FREEZING COLD would pop up in conversation. As recent as August 2010, the temperature in Antarctica hit am all time low of -94.7C (-135.8F). However, with the recent Polar vortex dipping South along the Eastern seaboard in North America, Antarctica seems like a winter escape!

As those in the Southern Hemisphere enjoy Summer, expedition tours to Antarctica are in full swing – sometimes visiting Falkland islands and South Georgia islands along the way. The travel season to this region starts in early November and continue until March with departures typically from Ushuaia, Argentina and Invercargill, New Zealand. Continue reading