Antarctica is the only country to have no time zone
The clear night sky is perfect for capturing star trails
The famous documentary March of the Penguins was shot in Antarctica
(This blog chronicles the Memories Unlimited Vikram Gupta gathered on the International Antarctic Expedition in April 2013 sponsored by MakeMyTrip.com. We were starry eyed while he recounted his chilled out adventures!)
The only continent with no time zone, no government, no permanent residents except Emperor Penguins and with temperature below -14 C. Welcome to the white world of Antarctica.
While I waited with baited breath for the White Walkers to jump at me and skin me alive (the mind plays games in such extreme weather conditions), I couldn't help but be overwhelmed at the wonder that is Antarctica. Untouched, pristine and overwhelming.
I was part of the International Antarctic Expedition, an annual event organized by Robert Swan, the first person in history to have walked to both poles. Aptly named 2041, the year when the Antarctic Treaty is up for review, it hopes to create a global team of leaders who will protect the continent.
Swati is an avid traveller, adrenalin junkie, a dreamy writer by day and a crime fighter by night. She enjoys staying in the cupboard under the stairs while making a mean cup of chai and humming her favourite tunes.