Following on from A Wandering Memories Bucketlist series (part 1/part 2) over this week and in celebration of us reaching our 1st year anniversary, here is part three of A Wandering Memory’s experience Bucketlist.
- Walking with the Emperor Penguins
An International flight to Buenos Aires or Santiago, followed by an additional internal flight, boat ride or coach journey gets you to Ushuaia. This is then followed by a 3-5 day cruise through some of the roughest seas on the planet and you’re in the world’s least visited continent. Antarctica is a barren wasteland of ice and snow. No scenery on earth is supposed to compare to the landscape of pure cold & ice. Its inhabitants are some of the most iconic and best-loved creatures in the world, the Emperor Penguin. Renowned for their curiosity and collective culture, having the opportunity to experience a rookery in the wild would be a true experience worth the long journey and 10K price tag.
Throughout history mankind has been responsible for an array of indescribable horrors. Memorials, museums and symbols exist throughout the world in nearly every country, in order to commemorate the tremendous loss of live,during such events. The Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz still stands in its original location and serves as not only a memorial but a living museum. Auschwitz is amongst the most notorious, barbaric and inhumane locations of all time, a place that housed indescribable acts of torture and the death toll of millions. Auschwitz is different to the battlefields & towns that have experienced the sorrow of war, it is however a place of constructed, calculated evil. Auschwitz is a piece of human history that should never be forgotten and stand as a symbol to never be repeated. Having visited many memorials around the world, the haunting sensation can be very liberating and thought-provoking. As a unique environment, we believe that experience within Auschwitz would be magnified. Visiting is not about enjoyment, but a desire to further understand the incomprehensible.
- Kayaking amongst Icebergs
Influences are interwoven into our society, sometimes we don’t even realise that we are being influenced. The essence of A Wandering Memory is to share experiences, not necessarily influence decisions. However whilst blogging we soon discovered that we ourselves were being influenced by fellow bloggers. None so much as Ellen, who runs an incredible travel blog herself and recently posted exactly this experience. Her post and imagery is so incredible it has made my list – all I can say is read it for yourself here
To be continued…