Neko Harbour
11:56,Feb.21st ,2014

The name "Neko Harbour" derives from a Norwegian whaler "Neko". Thousands of Papua Gentoo penguins built their home on the hill. They have their own "Penguin highway" and visitors were not allowed to tread on it. As you can see in the picture, a dumb penguin lost its way and was waddling on the visitors' way. Another one was just trying to slide down from the top of the hill.
 Pleneau Island
Time: 11:42, Feb.21st, 2014

The Zodiac cruise which lasted the entire afternoon has just given me a kind of snow blindness! The seals and whales there were adorable!
 Pleneau Island
Time: 11:30, Feb 21st, 2014

I'm not an expert on glaciers! What I do know is that all of the large glaciers measuring longer than 10 sea miles (18.5 km) in length were numbered. They have their own names like "C-16" or "B-15A", which may sound like the numbers of military aircraft. Their number is determined by the Antarctic quadrant they were located in when they were first found in the South Pole. "A" refers to the area between West 0and West 90, "B" for between West 90 and West 180, "C" for between West 180and East 90,and "D" for East 90 and East 0.
Deception Island
Time: Feb.19th 10:52

I was told that we will attempt the "polar swim" at Deception Island before we arrived here. Because it is a volcanic island, there is geothermal water here - it was an experience I didn't want to pass up. But the "warm" water was only the first meter; as you got deeper, it became freezing cold! Both my mind and my body went completely numb. Just standing in the water was unbearable, let alone swimming in it! Still, I was awarded with a "brave" certificate for my attempt.
Deception Island
Time: Feb.19th 10:48

Whaler's Bay is located on a black sand beach of Deception Island. Erupting once every 30 years, this volcanic island is engulfed with ominous clouds of sulfur fumes.
Port Lockroy
Time: Feb.19th 10:34

Tens of thousands of visitors make the call to Port Lockroy each year. Base A is the main building and was built during World War II. People can not only buy souvenirs here or send postcards complete with small penguin postmarks, they can visit the port's museum, where everything from what the staff uses to the port's history, is on display and well preserved. Only 350 people are allowed to visit here per day. Each year, there are four staff members stationed here for 4 months around the summer that are strictly on hand to manage tourists. A radio is their only way they get full knowledge of the outside world.
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Xiong Siqi is a reporter for "Studio Plus," News Plus Radio's magazine show that highlights the real China to the world.

Her assignments have spanned a wide range of cultural and social events from covering the EU Film Festival to exploring the lonely monasteries of Tibet. Siqi's motivation as a professional reporter stems from her curiosity of all things and a desire to get the stories hidden behind cultural phenomena.

Prior to joining CRI, Siqi also served as an intern conference interpreter for the United Nations in Vienna. She is a graduate from the University of Leeds, where she obtained her master in Interpreting and Translation Studies.

Antarctica is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on the planet. The Earth's southernmost continent, ití»s harsh conditions make it a strange place for anyone but scientists and researchers to live, and rarely for long periods. Its transient population fluctuates between one and five thousand.

With annual precipitation of only 200 mm along the coast and far less inland, Antarctica is considered a desert. Only the most rugged of animals can survive its dry conditions and freezing temperatures.