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Top 6 Reasons to Visit Antarctica

Date:27-10-2013 12:40:22 read:2
Category:Holiday-->Travel

Imagine a landmass covered mostly by ice. Imagine surviving in subzero temperatures. Imagine waking up in the morning to see ice, snow and more ice and snow. Antarctica is in the earth’s southernmost tip and is the world’s fifth largest continent. It is one of the few places in the world that has been largely unexplored and one of the places where tourists do not go in hoards. It is a unique place, the coldest, driest and the windiest and calls for certain physical requirements even if you are there for a few days, yet it offers you one of a kind experience that you will never forget in your lifetime.

1. It is huge and is covered by ice

Almost 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice. This in itself is a unique thing to see. A rare kind of natural beauty to behold.

2. A difficult place to get to

And you will be part of the very few out of the billions that has seen this remote and haunting place. Visiting Antarctica puts you in that enviable elite list.

3. Penguins

There are so very many and so many different kinds that you can never find in any other part of the world. It is a delight just to watch the penguin colonies. You can just sit there and watch them for days.

4. A photographers delight

Antarctica is also home to some very exotic bird-life and is both an ornithologists paradise and a photographer’s delight offering surreal landscape that changes every day.

5. Pristine

As it is difficult to enter, visit and live there, not many people venture out there and thus it has remained pretty clean and less polluted.

6. Massive icebergs

You get to see massive icebergs, sometimes breaking up, sometimes moving and changing shapes. Some are so massive it can take hours to circumvent.

Sadly, the icebergs are fast melting. Although one wishes that they would never disappear, it gives you one more reason to visit this magical land that evokes awe every minute you spend there.

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