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Antarctica on a plate: she came she saw she burnt the toast by Alexa Thomson

Alexa Thomson was bored with her job in Australia. She had previously worked as a cook at a camp so she signed up to be a cook for a base in Antarctica. The base served as an international airport for flights coming into the continent. She needed to cook for up to 70 people at a time with no electric or running water. In between flights they explored the continent and visited the very different bases of the Russians and Indians.

I loved this book. I learned a lot of about life in Antarctica that I had never considered before. If you want to learn more about it, I’m going to give away my copy. To have a chance to win the book just leave a comment on this post.

Edited: Contest closed now. The winner is Lindsey!

That’s all I finished this week. Right now I’m working on

Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time by Mark Adams

The author is an adventure editor for magazines but has never been an outside type of person. He decides to retrace the steps of Hiram Bingham, the Yale professor who publicized the existence of Machu Picchu. He finds himself hiking through Peru with a guide and a group of mules.