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Waddling with penguins, hearing whales sing in Antarctica
Waddling with penguins, hearing whales sing in Antarctica

Go ahead. Tell people you're traveling to Antarctica and wait for the responses: "Wait, what? Did you say Antarctica?" "Be sure to get a selfie with a polar bear, OK?" "You're gonna freeze your [you-know-what] off!" And, perhaps most frequently, "Why?" I did say Antarctica. It was penguins, not polar bears, we would see aplenty. We didn't freeze our you-know-whats off; it was chilly, but I've felt colder skiing in Mammoth. That left only the question of why, and before this long-overdue vacation, I didn't really have an answer. Why take three planes that deposit you in a former penal colony? Why board a ship...

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