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I got the blue print for my November 2018 travel project!
My forthcoming travel project will kick-off at a premium hotel in Colombia's capital city Bogotá and last for three full weeks in November 2018. Highlights will include 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 will here go on excursions meeting the indigenous people of this part of the Amazon forest, experience the flora and fauna and even enter the Brazilian town of Tabatinga for a day. My next activity will be hiking the famous jungle trail to La Ciudad Perdida for five days out of Santa Marta on the Caribbean coast in Colombia. En route to La Ciudad Perdida I will meet the Koguis tribe in their villages, once inhabited by their forebears the Tairona people. And while I'm at the Caribbean coast, I'll do some diving and freediving in Taganga too! The final days of this project will be spent in and around Cali, the Salsa Dance Capital of the World, before returning to the darkness and frosty weather of Scandinavia in late November. With only three more weeks of holiday available to me in 2018, this one is intended to be a sequel of my "7 weeks in Latin America" earlier this year.
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 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.
Jean Dar, 24 June 2018
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
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
I'm still working on videos from my "7 weeks in Latin America" project and will shortly start posting the last ones from my trip, all of them from Republica Dominicana, watch them at Ad Astra - Jean Dar. My Colombian travel project for November is taking form, with four flight reservations being made earlier this month.
Jean Dar, 24 July 2018
Rays Of Light - The Music Album
My music album Rays Of Light holds 23 tracks of music that was put together and published on 9 September 2018. Containing a range of styles and modes, this album has an ambient atmosphere, trance tracks, various latin rythms and styles, piano arrangements, guitars and dreamy vibes. The album contains a soothing bunch of tracks with different flavours and a few spicy ones in there with a gentle twist. Get to the Music page and listen with the exclusive music player provided there, or go directly to the music store at CD Baby for downloading.
Jean Dar, 20 September 2018
Santo Domingo - The New World's first city: February 22 - 25
Santo Domingo, also called "La Capital", is the capital of the Dominican Republic, with its collage of cultures and neighborhoods. This is where the sounds of life, domino pieces slapped on tables, backfiring mufflers and horns from chaotic traffic, merengue and bachata music blasting from corner stores are most intense. At the heart of the city is the Zona Colonial, declared world heritage by UNESCO, where you'll find the oldest cathedral and the oldest surviving European fortress, among other New World firsts.
Jean Dar, 5 August 2018
Medellín - La atractiva capital del país Paisa: February 19 - 22
This is my take on Medellín, Colombia's second largest city and the capital of Antioquia and the Paisa region. My YouTube video include footage from two days during my "7 weeks in Latin America" project; February 20 - 21. Medellín is a modern and vibrant city and has renewed itself from the drug trade brand it had in the 1980's and early 1990's, and who hasn't heard of Pablo Escobar!? I had previously spent a week in Cali dancing Salsa Caleña and a complete video of Cali will surface at the end of the year as I will return and get some more footage!
Jean Dar, 24 July 2018
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