White continent Antarctica
A trip to the world’s driest and coldest continent is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as Jaideep Mukerji finds out
A travel destination with no classy hotels, no resorts, no theme parks, no shopping malls, not one sandy beach; a place where no visitors are permitted to spend a night. Antarctica, the world’s fifth largest continent, is 99.7% covered with ice permanently. It’s the world’s driest, coldest and windiest continent, and yet receives around 33,000 visitors annually, of whom fewer than 19,000 actually set foot on the continent every year. These are people looking for a ‘different’ travel experience; an experience that most ...
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