Worldatlas.com South American Voyage Yields Photos and Facts for Major Geography Site Enhancements.
(Rome, Italy) A two month plus South American journey, encompassing every port of note on the continent and stops in Antarctica, will yield major enhancements for geography website www.worldatlas.com.
From January 13 to March 21, 2010, this round the continent trip yielded a rich collection of travel photography, information on local culture and landmarks, and geographical details for World Atlas map upgrades.
Company founder, John Moen, posted a South American map with itinerary for followers on http://www.worldatlas.com/twitter/satwitterpage.htm, uploading brilliant photos of the people, wildlife, and landscape at regular intervals along the way. Moenís travel companion and wife, Chris kept a detailed daily journal which can also be accessed at the link above.
ďItís a great thing to be able to do what you love for a living. We came away with so many brilliant photos and a world of facts that will add so much to the website for our visitors. My own enrichment is hard to measure. New Antarctica maps will be coming out of this trip as well.Ē stated Moen about the experience.
Launching the expedition from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the first stop in South America was Santa Marta, Columbia. From there the MS Prinsedam continued through the Panama Canal stopping at ports along the Pacific Ocean, then navigated around Cape Horn, down to the frozen beauty of Antarctica, and on to ports of call on the Atlantic coast. The trip finished up with stops in the Caribbean, ending with Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Highlights included an eight-day cruise on the Amazon River, encounters with icebergs and Antarctic penguins, and a stop at infamous Devilís Island. Rough currents finally eased off, making these visitors the first cruise to dock in the Falkland Islands in 2010. Their ship passed on, missing by just two days the Chilean earthquake and tsunami that hit Robinson Crusoe Island.
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