Why Tourists Go to Anatartica

Why Tourists Go to Anatartica

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http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/polar/antarcz.gifWhy do tourists go to Antarctica?
Where is Antarctica?
Antarctica is located due most south of the globe it is located near to south America and Australia it is sometimes and more commonly referred to as the south pole.

http://yowieantarctica.edublogs.org/files/2011/04/http-thundafunda.com-33-animals-pictures-nature-emperor-penguins-antarctica-pictures.-24f4o52.jpgWhat Antarctica is like?
Antarctica is a very cold and icy place it has lots of snow throughout the year. Antarctica is the fifth largest of the seven continents. It is situated over the South Pole almost entirely south of latitude 66°30' south (the Antarctic Circle). It is a very rough circular shape with the long arm of the Antarctic Peninsula stretching towards South America. There are two large indentations, the Ross and Weddell seas and their ice shelves

http://www.anta.canterbury.ac.nz/resources/images/tour1l.jpgWhere do most people go when visiting Antarctica ?
Antarctica is not a tourist destination in the traditional sense. It has no tourist facilities, hotels or airports. A few airlines fly over Antarctica to show you the sights, then fly back to where they came from without landing. At least one company runs mountain climbing expeditions, but they make it clear that you need to be experienced and capable and fit enough to endure the rigours or polar mountaineering. Unless you are engaged in some sort of research with a large government grant, you really have no business being there.

How is Antarctica compared to other places?
There are no countries on Antarctica and no permanent population. Many countries have scientific research stations on Antarctica.
The interior of Antarctica is considered the world's driest desert because the extreme cold freezes water vapour out of the air. Annual snowfall on the polar plateau is equivalent to less than 5 cm of rain.
It contains no significant vegetation: it does not...

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