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My 2018 project"7 weeks in Latin America" will be hard to top!


My "7 weeks in Latin America" project 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 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 of course. My costs for this project ended up being more than calculated, some US$ 13,000-14,000.



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In seven hours I'll be leaving La Republica Dominicana and ending my "7 weeks in Latin America" project. However, I will be uploading ten more videos on my YouTube channel Ad Astra - Jean Dar from this spectacular travel project in the coming weeks! Get some reading and photos from "7 weeks in Latin America" on Ad Astra.


Jean Dar, 7 March 2018


I'm now dancing Salsa Caleña in the Salsa capital of the world, Cali, Colombia. Three weeks remains of this travel project, including Medellín and scuba and freediving in the Dominican Republic. Get more info at Ad Astra and my YouTube channel Ad Astra - Jean Dar with videos from my ongoing "7 weeks in Latin America".


Jean Dar, 16 February 2018


My "7 weeks in Latin America" project have started! I'm writing these words awaiting my TAP flight from Lisbon, Portugal, to São Paulo, Brazil. I will be arriving in Latin America shortly after 7 a.m. in the largest city in the Southern hemisphere spending a few days in Santos, before leaving for Patagonia. Read about it at Ad Astra.


Jean Dar, 18 January 2018


Patagonia - Wild, Beautiful and 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 São Paulo 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 - El Carnaval de Barranquilla, Salsa Caleña & Paisas


My first stop in Latin America's oldest democracy will be 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. 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". I will also visit Medellín in the Paisa Region of Colombian before flying to the DR.


Jean Dar, 1 January 2018


Republica Dominicana - Carnival, Diving & Merengue dancing


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 form part of the country’s natural heritage. I hope to participate in the Carnival celebrations in both La Vega and Santo Domingo, go freediving and scuba diving on wrecks and coral reefs, dance Merengue with locals and perhaps hike through the jungle to the summit of Pico Duarte while I'm at it.


Jean Dar, 1 January 2018

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