Getting Ready

Derya on October 24th, 2010

I quickly gathered a few statistics from various sources online about the places we will be at. Looks like if the two outliers Izmir and Ascension Island are dropped, there is a pattern….

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Derya on October 24th, 2010

This map that I downloaded from shows an overview of Antarctica and the different bases, in red. I drew a green arrow towards Rothera.

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Derya on October 24th, 2010

I won’t be able to receive incoming calls while on JCR, probably with the exception of an emergency, but will be able to call out using a calling card, as if I were calling from the UK. I prepared this chart so when indeed I do have the time to call my dad or Elron, […]

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Derya on October 24th, 2010

One of the items we were required to pack was a balaklava. A balaklava is like a ski (or terrorist) mask covering your head and neck, leaving only your eyes exposed to the weather. I asked my cousin Elif to custom knit one for me, and she made this one with kashmir. My sunglasses are […]

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Derya on October 21st, 2010

Hello! If you’ve found this post, you know I am leaving for Antarctica in 6 Days. I always jot down travel notes in my red journal but a trip to the bottom of the world deserves a little better documentation, I thought. I may not be able to post regularly during the expedition, but sooner […]

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