Never mind the Polar Bears, beware of the Walrus!!! June 16th 2005 Its midnight, and after flying in from the arctic, we are now sitting on Cord and Leonie’s front door step waiting for Cord to return from work to let us in. A good time to do some writing. What is really amazing, is that this is the first time we have been under a night sky in 2 weeks.
On arrival at Longyearbyen airport we were met by a stuffed polar bear and a very fuzzy haired Dutchman, call ... read more
Europe » Svalbard » Spitsbergen First discovered by the Norwegians in the 12th century, the islands served as an international whaling base during the 17th and 18th centuries. Norway's sovereignty was recognized in 1920; five years later it officially took over the territory.... ... read more
We are South Africans who have been living in London for 6 years. On our way back home we have decided to take a seven month detour via a couple of places we have always wanted to visit / would not get the opportunity to visit once settled in SA.
We love wildlife and the wilderness.
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