About Wanderlust Doc

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Back in the day yo as we learned
A man was not considered to be
Considered to be fully grown
Has he not gone-a beyond the hills
Has he not crossed the 7 seas
Yeah, 7 seas at least!

Gogol Bordello – Wonderlust King

I’m Floris van den Berg, a Dutch GP & expedition doctor with a strong desire to explore the world. So far I’ve travelled to over 40 countries and worked on 6 continents, from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro to the Tonlé Sap lake in Cambodia and from the jungle of Belize to the cold of both the Arctic and the Antarctic.

In my spare time I work as an Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS) instructor for Outdoor Medicine, teaching doctors how to practise medicine in outdoor settings.

From November 2015 I’ll be working as a research doctor for the European Space Agency (ESA) at Concordia Station on Antarctica.  I’ll be conducting research on the psychological and physiological effects of chronic hypoxia, hypobaric pressure and isolation when overwintering in Antarctica.

In this blog I write about my life in Antarctica and about previous travels & working abroad as an expedition doctor.

Any questions? Feel free to comment or send me a message through my contact form.