Deception Island is an island in the South Shetland Islands archipelago, with one of the safest harbours in Antarctica. This island is the caldera of an active volcano, which seriously damaged local scientific stations in 1967 and 1969. The island previously held a whaling station; it is now a tourist destination and scientific outpost, administered…
Port Lockroy is an Antarctic historic site. It was the base of Operation Tabarin, established in 1944. Scientific work performed there included the first measurements of the ionosphere from Antarctica. The site has been designated a Historic Site or Monument (HSM 61).
Trip to Mount Popa
While in Bagan, one might just as well make a trip to Mount Popa. This surreal volcano reaches 1518m above see level and hosts a buddhist monastery on top. The monastery itself is not particularly beautiful, but seeing it on top of that volcano is definitely worth the trip.
Yangon, the former capital of Burma, was a short one day stop on the way to Bagan. The traffic in the city was quite something with most of the day spent in various taxis on the way to and from the city centre. The Shwedagon Pagoda was a nice place to visit, sadly a heavy rain somewhat tainted the…