It's teatime in the Arctic, but there's no Google
ON BOARD THE AKADEMIK FEDOROV, Barents Sea — For a few moments at the start of each day, there's nothing but the gray morning light and the sound of waves. Then a voice crackles over the intercom in rapid Russian, jolting us fully awake.
Arctic expedition launches after decade of planning
ON BOARD THE AKADEMIK FEDOROV, Tromsø, Norway — The German icebreaker Polarstern chugged out of the harbor at Tromsø, Norway, on Friday night to the sound of music and cheers. Its lights grew smaller in the darkness, officially launching the largest Arctic science mission in history.
Phone warmers? Here's what I packed for the Arctic
When I moved from the Deep South to New York City six years ago, the biggest culture shock wasn't the crowds or the noise or the price of a beer (although that last bit came close).