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So what will my next travel project be?

 

The New Year 2017 starts with me still travelling the Philippines & Micronesia, and recently my thoughts have been including technical mountaineering in the future, having had my advanced shoulder surgery in 2016 that has been all good. During my Philippines & Micronesia project in 2016-2017 freediving and scuba diving have gained my interest, me diving in many of world's most sought-after locations, such as Malapascua, Palau, Yap, Guam, Saipan and Chuuk Lagoon, with sharks, mantas, abundant sealife, corals and penetrating deep into some of the most well-known World War II wrecks. In June-July this year I will dive the spectacular Sardine Run of South Africa, and also go deep diving and wreck diving in the Western Cape province!

 

jeandar.net started as a vector-based website with the primary goal to showcase some of my music, in a last major burst of energy in this area. I did get serious and interesting proposals from a Swedish and a German label, but in hindsite, I had already lost my drive to pursue my musical ideas. Some excerpts of my musical compositions are still to be found on this website.

 

 

Latest news

 

My exercise regimen for the forthcoming "Living La Vida Loca Project" is reaching its peak, as exactly two months remains today before it kicks-off! I have also opened a YouTube channel a week ago: Ad Astra - Jean Dar and posted the video from my Philippines & Micronesia Project earlier this year. Get more info at Ad Astra.

 

Jean Dar, 18 November 2017

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With only three months left until my "Living La Vida Loca" travel project starts, I'd better start making some arrangements and also purchase some new gear. This seven week long project will include Brazil, Argentina, Chile (Patagonia) before reaching both Colombia and the Dominican Republic. More info available below. ;)

 

Jean Dar, 15 October 2017

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I'm now looking into a super exciting trip to Patagonia, Colombia & Dominican Republic including climbing, salsa dancing and diving/apnea with whales. It may also include the Philippines and Hong Kong, making it an around the world trip! The last post from my South African Diving project will soon be posted at Ad Astra.

 

Jean Dar, 13 September 2017

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Patagonia - Wild, Beautiful & Pristine

 

Few places in the world can deliver such abundance of jaw-dropping photos and videos like Patagonia in Argentina and Chile. But it all will start in Sao Paolo and Santos in Brazil, before I'll head for El Calafate and El Chaltén in Argentina. This is where I will hike the Patagonian icefield and climb Gorra Blanca in Chile, among some of the most fantastic mountain scenery on the planet. Ushuaia on the Southmost tip of the continent will follow before I'll be kayaking and wildwater rafting in Bariloche. Then to Buenos Aires before going to Colombia.

 

Jean Dar, 22 November 2017

 

Colombia - La Carnaval de Barranquilla & Salsa Dancing in Cali

 

My first stop in Colombia will be Barranquilla and the famous four day long Carnaval de Barranquilla, worlds second largest carnival and only surpassed by Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. This carnival is Colombia's most important folkloric celebration and was proclaimed a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2003. Scuba diving and freediving in Taganga may also be included, time permitting. I will then take private salsa dance lessons at a dance academy, and experience the real nighttime salsa vibe in Cali, "the salsa capital of the world".

 

Jean Dar, 15 October 2017

 

Republica Dominicana - History, Diving, & Marengue

 

The Dominican Republic is one of the Caribbean's most geographically diverse countries, with stunning mountain scenery, desert scrublands, evocative colonial architecture and beaches galore. Some of the bays and coves where pirates once roamed are the temporary home of thousands of migrating humpback whales, and form part of the country’s natural heritage. I will go both freediving and scuba diving on different locations, hike through the jungle to the summit of Pico Duarte, go wildwater rafting and dance some Marengue while I'm at it.

 

Jean Dar, 22 November 2017

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