Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Exploring the abandoned cities of Chernobyl and Pripyat was always a dream. I had hoped to find a guide (called a Stalker) to help me hop the fence into the Exclusion Zone but it takes time to arrange and it was straightforward to arrange a tour for my first visit. So here we go... Actually... Continue Reading →

Cabo de la Vela and Punta Gallinas

I had heard mixed reviews about the trip to the northernmost tip of south America, generally either five stars┬álike at this blog or one star*, with few in between. So it was with a slight sense of defiance that our group of seven intrepid explorers set out on this journey to the end of the... Continue Reading →

Into the Ice – The Antarctic Peninsula

After South Georgia we had a two day sail over to the Antarctic Peninsula, punctuated by icebergs, whales and an amazing abundance of seabirds. The icebergs in particular were spectacular. We cruised past an iceberg so large it has a name. It's called C28B and broke off the Larsen Ice Shelf and it was over... Continue Reading →

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