Antarctica has this mythic weight. It resides in the collective unconscious of so many people, and it makes this huge impact, just like outer space. It's like going to the moon. ― Jon Krakauer, author
Antarctica is the highest, driest, coldest, windiest and emptiest continent on Earth. As editor of The Antarctic Sun, I’ve had the rare privilege to deploy to “The Ice” every year to help tell the story of the scientific research done there and the people that make it happen.
The system of life on this planet is so astoundingly complex that it was a long time before man even realized that it was a system at all and that it wasn't something that was just there. — Douglas Adams, author.
Some of nature’s most exquisite handiwork is on a miniature scale, as anyone knows who has applied a magnifying glass to a snowflake. — Rachel Carson, conservationist.
There’s a veritable alien world just under our feet.
The scientific method is nothing more than a system of rules to keep us from lying to each other. ― Ken Norris, marine biologist.
It also looks pretty cool too.
Rust & Decay
it is a matter of common experience that disorder will tend to increase if things are left to themselves. One has only to stop making repairs around the house to see that. — Stephen Hawking, some nerd.
Visiting an abandoned place and watching it slowly succumb to nature is witnessing the second law of thermodynamics in action.
The mountains are calling and I must go. ― John Muir
My home since 2015.
Cambodia & Thailand
Be careful because Cambodia is the most dangerous place you will ever visit. You will fall in love with it, and eventually it will break your heart. ― Joel Brinkley, journalist.
Southeast Asia is a beautiful region with a heart-wrenching history. Home to some of the most remarkable accomplishments of the ancient world, and some of the worst atrocities of the modern one.
In the variety of its charms and the power of its spell, I know of no other place in the world which can compare with it. — Hiram Bingham, ‘discoverer’ of Machu Picchu.
The land of the Incas, the majesty of the Andes.
Traveling - it gives you home in thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land. — Ibn Battuta, 14th century Moroccan scholar and explorer.