The white continent's beguiling beauty is well worth a voyage across rugged Drake Passage.
When a writer visits the Arctic then Antarctica in quick succession, he sees the world in a whole new light – twice over.
Freezing temperatures and unimaginable landscapes: why everyone should consider travelling to Antarctica and the Arctic.
I look out the tall windows beside me, frothy waves crashing up against them, feeling like a banana in a blender.
A visit to the great white continent teaches important lessons about emptiness and austerity and the calming and restorative effects of its inherent simplicity.
The wildlife is all around – a Weddell seal sleeping it off on an iceberg and gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins shooting through the water in their little squads.
There were moments when I wondered if I'd get bored of all the ice.
It was a moment of such stupid levels of beauty that it has taken me weeks to convince myself it actually happened.