My Gap Year Diary﹕End of Expedition

【明報專訊】As I sat on the ferry that took us back from the glaciers to the small but civilised community of Longyearbyen, we were probably stinking out the boat, but we were full of self-appreciation and a glowing sense of achievement. With a population of around 2,000, Longyearbyen was our first glimpse of civilisation after our Arctic trip, and provided us with a necessary shower, a chance to do some essential shopping, and a selection of food with texture and flavour.