To really get to know a country, you have to wild camp.
For those that know me, you'll know I like to dabble in the kitchen. That too extends to expeditions in the field, although I can't comment on my ability, most others aren't alive to do so now either.
Embarking on my first was a fluke. Back in the days of 'msn' I heard from a friend about an expedition to Svalbard. Sounded interesting, though I confess to not having a clue what Svalbard was..
Once a month I try to post an article with a collection of the conservation and expedition articles that I've most enjoyed reading. This month, I think these are most worth looking at, take a look and let me know what you think.
Expeditions are about developing an understanding of the environment around you, and frequently - although it might not have been an intended outcome - an understanding of yourself..