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Antarctica: the only continent coronavirus-free

Estimated reading time: 1 minute Since the first cases were reported in China at the end of last year, the coronavirus pandemic has spread around the world, infecting millions of people around the globe. However, there is one continent that[…]

A new temperature record in Antarctica

Estimated reading time: 1 minute Antarctica recorded for the first time a temperature above 20°C (68°F). The temperature of 20.75°C (69.35°F) was measured by Brazilian scientists on Seymour Island on February 9, 2020. Carlos Schaefer, a Brazilian scientist, described the[…]

What time zone is used in Antarctica?

Estimated reading time: 1 minute The Earth’s longitudes meet at the South Pole in Antarctica. This means that, theoretically, any of the world’s time zones could be used there. As Antarctica is largely uninhabited, the continent is not officially divided[…]

6 reasons to spend Christmas in Antarctica

Estimated reading time: 1 minute 1. Christmas is one of the best times of the year to visit Antarctica Christmas coincides quite well with the beginning of summer and is also the period in which the wildlife of Antarctica is[…]

10 interesting facts about Antarctica

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes 1. In winter, when the sea freezes, the Antarctic continent acquires a size equivalent to the US and Mexico extension together. 2. The first tourists who arrived in Antarctica were in 1957, when a Pan[…]

Things to do in Ushuaia

Estimated reading time: 1 minute Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world, and offers many good attractions, activities to get to know the city, the ocean, and the mountains. A wide range of activities offered are: trips to the[…]

Travel vaccines for Antarctica

Estimated reading time: 1 minute For tourists in Antarctica, low temperatures and high winds are the primary health hazards. Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, and driest place on Earth. Temperatures vary significantly because the continent is covered by continuous darkness[…]

What to eat in Antarctica?

Estimated reading time: 1 minute The cold climate forces to double the calorie intake (3500 daily), especially if outdoor work is done. In each base the diet is determined by the customs of the country of origin and by the[…]