• Alaska,  Canada,  Chile,  Iceland,  New Zealand

    The best places for seeing icebergs

    “An iceberg is a large piece of freshwater ice that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open water.” (Source: Wikipedia)  The first time I saw an iceberg I was amazed. A big chunk of ice, floating in a lake, without melting just like that, despite the temperature being quite high. I could have looked at it forever, slowly melting and eventually dissolving in the water, like it had never been there. Somehow, ever since, I’ve always been amazed by icebergs. Where they come from, how they are formed and where they are going. Fortunately, you don’t have to A) travel to the north or south pole and/or B) have a lot of…

  • Alaska,  Argentina,  Chile,  Iceland,  Natural wonders of the world,  New Zealand

    The best glaciers in the world!

    A new episode in our natural wonders of the world series! Today we’ll be talking about glaciers. Unfortunately we haven’t been to the Arctics and Antarctics (yet) where they supposedly have some of the most amazing glaciers. However, we’d still like to share the world’s best glaciers with you, at least the ones we’ve seen! Can someone describe the sound of a calving glacier for us? Because we just can’t. Saying a piece of ice cracking and then hearing plunge into the water doesn’t do it justice. Neither does thundering sound or thrilling sound. We’re not native English speakers … Suggestions are more than welcome! 1. Perito Moreno – Argentina…