And then the kayakers went upstairs for our first safety demonstration on ocean kayaking with information on kayaking in a place with below freezing water, glaciers, icebergs, ice calving (the breaking of ice chunks from the edge of a glacier), whales, penguins, seals, and dolphins. … [Read more...] about Antarctica Trip Notes Part 3: Diverted To The Falkland Islands!
-Service at the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires was somewhat inconsistent. We were not addressed by name as consistently as we were at international Park Hyatt locations. The vast majority of the employees at the hotel were awesome and very friendly. English is spoken by all very well. However there are a handful of employees that made for some unpleasantness that I have never experienced at an international Park Hyatt before. The hotel gives free complimentary bottles of water and they specifically told us to just call for more when we needed it. However when they delivered our amenity (a few oranges) we asked for more water and the employee proceeded to open our fridge and exclaim that we already had water. When we asked for a late checkout we were told to check back later when a supervisor would be around. When I did come back the employee I was referred to (a supervisor?) started telling me how they “already gave us a triple … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: Buenos Aires, Argentina
We went through each item in the bag, and I showed him that nothing was against regulations for Ushuaia. The officer was reasonable and agreed that everything seemed in order, but the airline employee then said that Aerolineas has a policy that bags with liquids, even if frozen, must be completely sealed in plastic wrap. I offered to take the bag to have that done, but was told I would not be able to make the flight. … [Read more...] about Antarctica Trip Notes Part 2: Flying To End Of The World And Having The Southernmost Chanukah Party In Ushuaia
L.L.Bean Midweight Base Layer Pants (2) L.L.Bean Lightweight Base Layer Pants (4) L.L.Bean Midweight Base Layer Crew, Long Sleeve (2) L.L.Bean Lightweight Crew Base Layer, Long Sleeve (4) North Face Denali Fleece (1) L.L.Bean Ultralight 850 Stretch Down Hooded Jacket (1) Wigwam Men’s Merino Lite Hiker Midweight Crew Socks (4) Heat Holders Thermal Socks (2) Carhartt Men’s Cold Weather Boot Sock (2) Seirus Innovation Polartec Ultra Clava (1) Seirus Innovation Men’s Hyperlite All Weather Polartec Glove (1) Freehands Men’s Soft Shell Ski/Snowboard Gloves (1) Neos STABILicers Voyager Overshoe Traction Ice Cleat for Snow and Ice (1) Polartec/fleece pants (2) Wool Scarf (1) Wool Hat (1) 180s (1) Bathing suit and rash guard for polar plunge Sunglasses “Regular” clothes for 2 weeks Shabbos clothes: Kapota, Fedora, Dress Pants, Shirts, Shoes, etc. Reading material: Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage , … [Read more...] about Antarctica Trip Notes Part 4: Packing List, The Journey Down South, And The Southernmost Shabbos