A while ago I published a South Pole slideshow and screensaver. I recently discovered JumpCut and promptly put together a 1 minute version of the slideshow. It has the same pictures but runs a lot faster and the paning of the panoramas doesn’t work that well. Still, a good option for those of you who don’t want to download the 30MB installer.
I put together a slideshow (Windows only) of some of my favorite images. The pictures are in chronological order and you will be taken on a journey to the Pole and back.
The download is fairly large (30MB), but I think it’s worth it. To install:
- Download the file below.
- Execute the downloaded file. This will start the slideshow setup.
- Follow the onscreen instructions. You have a choice of also installing the slideshow as a screensaver.
Here it is: the 58 second summary of my trip to Honduras.
I didn’t have much of a plan on what to do after my winter at the South Pole. An innocent conversation in the Galley, followed by a couple of hours of surfing on the Internet, made me the proud owner of two season passes. Without any planning I was set to become a snow bum for a season.
I managed to get about 70 days on the mountain, which is not bad considering the price I paid. This was a great experience. Having a lot of time allows you to board Monday through Friday and to avoid the weekend crowds. I spent the weekends on little side trips or hooking up with friends along the way.
Below is a season of snow bumming compressed into 33 seconds:
Coming back from Munich after New Year’s, I found myself looking at the last minute offerings at my local airport. It was probably the gray sky I saw on my flight home that had me longing for a warmer climate. I picked up a few fliers and a short time later I settled for a cheap two week trip to Egypt.
January seems to be the perfect time. Not too hot and no crowds. After hearing other traveler’s stories, I think I really lucked out. We had great ship for the Nile cruise and we had a private guide for our small group of seven people. Great guy, very knowledgeable and funny. Cruising down the Nile is a very relaxing way of seeing the ruins along the way.
I didn’t bring enough memory cards for my camera and had to visit Internet Cafes along the way. This turned out to be a good things. It would usually take some time to get the pictures transferred to a DVD and often somebody had to run around to organize a blank. This was a good time to talk to the local guys hanging out there.