Vernadsky Base Antarctic Peninsula
Vodka Will Keep You Warm in AntarcticaYes – that’s right, you can even drink on Antarctica. Of course there was no way I was going to pass up the opportunity to buy and consume booze on all 7 continents!
At the Ukrainian run Vernadsky Research base they boasted a bar complete with vodka shots, various bar games, and a blow up palm tree. I looked around the bar and couldn’t help but wonder what it was like here when there wasn’t an expedition ship in the harbor. I bet they had some pretty wild nights at this base considering there’s not much else for 11 men to do year around in Antarctica but drink vodka. Considering it was before noon, I was happy to share my vodka shot with my dad, however he insisted that we each have our own.
Needless to say we were both toasty warm on the Zodiac ride back to the boat.