I was lucky enough to get to join in on a geological study trip to Svalbard, in the Norwegian Arctic. It was the trip of a lifetime, and I will never forget it. (Plus i celebrated my 40th b day there!) The thing that made this experience beyond special was the people, my coworkers.
This is my very sweet Russian coworker Evelyne, in front of the Swedish flag. (The boat we traveled on was of Swedish register.)
She always has a smile on her face, I've never quite met anyone with her golden sunny view of the world. She shoots the idea of the dour Russian straight to hell. Here's to Evelyne's big smiley head!