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South Georgia is a British oversea territory. It is often considered the gateway to Antarctica. The group of islands was first discovered in 1675 by Anthony Roche. The islands are covered with snow throughout the year. The islands are known for its landscapes as much as they are known for wildlife. The islands are also said to be one of the most mesmerising places on earth. The island has been seen in several popular movies like Black Panther which has made it even more popular place. The Gold harbour is situated here. The island is also known for the population of King Penguins which can be easily spotted here.
The only people here are visitors. There are no tribal, communities or any other group that first inhabited the region. The culture of Antarctica thus the most diverse. People here are from all socio-economic backgrounds, from all cultures and ethnicities, from all religions. There are several environmental and experimental laboratories made on the continent. It can be said the culture here is scientific. There are nightclubs around.
Halloween is celebrated, thanks giving, Sunday night science lecture are important events.
Museum of South Georgia is one of the most visited places. The museum was established in 1991. It has a wonderful display of natural history and places of the region. Also history of Falkland war and information about wildlife can be gathered from here. It is a nice place to start your trip of South Georgia.
South Georgia is the home to the largest species of Albatross. Albatross is one of the magnificent birds which is endangered. The island has high population of Albatross and thus the name. Although the entry to island is banned for public in order to save this bird.
Near the Albatross Islands are the Prions Islands. The island is also inhabited by the Albatross. But the population is lesser here. Tourists are allowed to see the albatross from a distance. Tourists are only allowed on the boardwalk. The rest of the region is protected to save the birds.
Right Whale Bay
The island is a popular tourist place. The islands are the home to elephant seals and penguins through September to November. Then these migrate and place is inhabited by fur seals through February.
The Fjord is one of the breath taking landscapes of the island. The entire Fjord is covered with snow. The Fjord is the home to Weddell seals. These seals are not found anywhere else on earth except Antarctica. There are several glaciers here.
Willis Island in extreme northwest of South Georgia is the home to Macaroni penguins and a species of Albatross. Not many people visit the place because it’s difficult to reach.
It is a harbour but is frozen during the months of December and January. During rest of the year it is visited by King Penguins, Sheathills, Elephant seals, Gentoo Penguins and even Grey headed Albatross.
Falkland one of the largest wilderness destinations, is a British oversea territory. The archipelago is situated in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is group of 778 islands of which East Falkland and West Falkland are the major islands. The islands are known for open skies and beaches. There is also a huge population of over 5 species of penguins here which attract the tourists from all over the globe. There are also sea lions, seals, dolphins and wolves on Falkland. They are easy to sight on the island. The capital Stanley is today one of the major ports on earth.
Unlike any other destination there aren’t many options to eat in Antarctica. Most of food in Antarctica is imported. Majority of the food may constitute meat. Popular dishes include Pemmican, Bannock, Hoosh and chocolate. Since the entire region is ice nothing can be grown here.
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