"The Many Faces of Antarctica" Antarctica by tampa_shawn

Antarctica Travel Guide: 1,167 reviews and 2,706 photos

Senic Wonders

Antarctica is by far the most amazing place I have ever been. Nothing else I have seen or done even comes close.

I have come to the realization that pictures and words can in no way come close to describing the magnificence that is Antarctica. Maybe saying that "I have seen Heaven" or maybe "what God can create when He is at His very best" may come close.....

Imagine that your standing on the street in New York City, with skyscrapers all around you.... Then imagine you are on a boat, the "pavement" is a dark blue clear sea, penguins are flying below you (for penguins look like they are flying when they are swimming under the water).... they occasionally leap out of the water out of shear joy of being there (much like a dolphin). The "sky scrapers" towering overhead are clear blue, green, purple and white ice. They tower above you and constantly change shape and color as the boat moves along - that is Antarctica.

The Animals….Macaroni Penguins

They call this little guy a Macaroni Penguin…because with his colorful feathers he’s just a tad overdressed for the party….

”Stuck a feather in cap and called it Macaroni…”
- Yanky Doodle Dandy (song)

Take time to talk to the Penguins

The animals are not the least bit afraid of people. While you cannot approach them they can and will come right up and check you out!!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:EVERYTHING - this will be the best trip you'll ever take
  • Cons:the price - most trips start at $8,000 NOT including air
  • In a nutshell:Just do it!
  • Last visit to Antarctica: Dec 2001
  • Intro Updated Mar 12, 2003
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    What a great trip... thanks for sharing, Shawn!

  • Jan 24, 2009 at 6:56 AM

    Shawn, I found your review very helpful, thanks. Very interesting that you are from Tampa, FL as well. I know your tips are designed for those of us who have "thinned out blood" from having lived in the Sunshine State. :)

  • doreenellen's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2004 at 2:34 PM

    Great photos and lots of information - what a trip with so many changes in the landscape

  • XenoHumph's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2003 at 10:30 AM

    Wonderful page on an exceptional trip! Thanks for the virtual tour!

  • mjd74's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2003 at 10:19 AM

    Not your average tips. A job well done

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2003 at 4:56 AM

    What an exceptional page and travelogues!! I can't wait to see Antarctica myself in November!!! Thanks!

  • Mar 12, 2003 at 7:08 PM

    Nice page...good info...neat phtographs too..

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2003 at 9:40 AM

    Wonderful pages...so different from my husband's military trip. Xcellent tips.

  • annk's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2002 at 7:27 PM

    A fascinating page with great info! What a journey you had!

  • wispofcloud's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2002 at 6:10 AM

    Amazing! What stunning photos!

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