January is the typical time for visiting Antarctica, because now it's Summer there. I had the luck to attend a cruise to Antarctic Peninsula in 2010. It was fantastic. One thing is unique for the far southern parts of our world: Penguins. These lovely little birds are so amazing. It is fun to see how they walk through snow or jump over rocks. Their babies are so sweet. During our cruise we visited colonies of Chinstrap, Gentoo and Adélie Penguins. These birds are very curious and because we are not an enemy for them they come really close to you. Sometimes they try to pick into your boot. Being there was absolutely breathtaking.