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Ten weeks of exhilarating travelling in 2018!

 

My  "7 weeks in Latin America" project 18 January - 8 March 2018 included five countries and took in the largest city in the Southern hemisphere, São Paulo, Brazil, and the Southmost city on the planet, Ushuaia, Argentina. I entered the Patagonian icefield on my way through Patagonia, and even ended up in Chile after some white water rafting from Bariloche in Argentina! After a few days of leisure in Buenos Aires I committed myself to two weeks in Colombia, including the Carnaval de Barranquilla, Salsa Caleña dancing in Cali and also visiting the grave of "El Patron" Pablo Escobar in Medellín. The two last weeks of this project took me to Dominican Republic, including the Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo, diving in Bayahibe Dominicus and finally two nights in Punta Cana/ Bávaro. And a lot of other things too of course. My costs for this project ended up being more than calculated, some US$ 13,000-14,000.

 

My travel project for November 2018 kicked-off at a premium hotel in Colombia's capital city Bogotá and lasted for three full weeks. Highlights included the last few meters of Colombian soil to the South at Leticia, where Colombia meets  both Perú and Brazil deep in the Amazon forest. I went on excursions meeting the indigenous people of this part of the Amazon forest, experience the flora and fauna and even entered the Brazilian town of Tabatinga for a day. My next objective was hiking the famous jungle trail to La Ciudad Perdida for four days out of Santa Marta on the Caribbean coast in Colombia. En route to La Ciudad Perdida I met the Koguis tribe in their villages, once inhabited by their forebears the Tairona people. And while I was at the Caribbean coast, I did some diving and freediving too! The final days of this project was be spent in and around Cali, the Salsa Dance Capital of the World, before returning to the darkness and frosty weather of Scandinavia.

 

Jean Dar, 17 December 2018

 

 

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My three week Colombian travel project in November was as exciting as expected, taking in the Amazonas at Las Trés Fronteras, the fabled La Ciudad Perdida, freediving and scuba in Santa Marta and finally a week in Cali. The first YouTube video from this trip can be viewed below and on my YouTube channel Ad Astra - Jean Dar.

 

Jean Dar, 17 December 2018

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The Music page has been totally updated with full previews of all 23 tracks on my music album Rays Of Light, including direct access to the music store for downloads. This is the first place on the internet you will find full preview of the entire album! Get to the Music page and listen with the exclusive music player provided there.

 

Jean Dar, 20 September 2018

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My Colombian  project for November is only a month and half away now with the Ciudad Perdida leg of it still to be organised. I have released an album containing music that has and will be used in my YouTube videos, have a preview and listen to it here: Rays Of Light. The leading track is available below and at Ad Astra.

 

Jean Dar, 16 September 2018

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Amazonas Las Trés Fronteras: Colombia - Brazil - Peru

 

Las Trés Fronteras (three frontiers) is the Spanish name for an area in the upper Amazon rainforest in the Amazon region of South America. It includes, and is named for, the tripoint where the borders of Colombia, Brazil and Peru meet, and the upper Amazon River flows through the area. The area is noted for its natural beauty. Cities in the Tres Fronteras area include Leticia in Colombia, Tabatinga in Brazil and Santa Rosa de Yavari in Peru on an island in the Amazon River. My video below takes in the best spots and activities here.

 

Jean Dar, 17 December 2018

 

Bávaro, Punta Cana, Republica Dominicana

 

My last video from this spring's "7 weeks in Latin America project" was uploaded on YouTube on 22 October, featuring Bávaro in the Dominican Republic. Bávaro is a tourist area in Punta Cana, located in La Altagracia province, the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic. Bávaro was developed together with the resort area and tourist region of Punta Cana, as a town for resort workers. As hotels started to rise along the east coast, north from Punta Cana, Bávaro itself became a center of services. Enjoy my video below.

 

Jean Dar, 17 December 2018

 

Bayahibe wreck diving & Isla Saona

 

My wreck diving video below is from Bayahibe, Republica Dominicana, during my "7 weeks in Latin America" travel project this spring. From Bayahibe you can dive the St George Wreck which is one of the most beautiful wrecks in the Caribbean, with many beautiful corals on the wreck and schools of fish. The Atlantic Princess is the newest wreck for divers to enjoy in the Bayahibe area and is a great wreck even for new divers. Penetration is possible on both these wrecks. With turquoise waters and white sand, Isla Saona is a favourite spot to visit here.

 

Jean Dar, 17 December 2018

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