Dispatches from Antarctica

Via LanguageHat, the latest post on Maciej Cegłowski’s Idle Words blog. Gluten Free Antarctica seems to be the third installment of Cegłowski’s wonderful reminiscences of a voyage to “the only continent without a Michelin star.”

The ship in question is Akademik Shokalsky (also spelled Shokalskiy), apparently under contract with this Australian company, but operated by a Russian crew. It made news in 2013, when it got stuck in ice in the Eastern Antarctic around Christmastime.

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