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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 too of course. My costs for this project ended up being more than calculated, some US$ 13,000-14,000.

 

 

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My "7 weeks in Latin America" project was as spectacular as expected, if not more! Below are the three first of my YouTube videos from these seven awesome weeks, and many more videos are on their way. I will update this page with all of them in turns. Read about my "7 weeks in Latin America" project at Ad Astra.

 

Jean Dar, 25 March 2018

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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

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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

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My weekend in Santos, January 19 - 22

 

My recent travel project "7 weeks in Latin America" saw me criss-crossing much of the South American continent. But it all started in São Paulo and Santos in Brazil on January 19. With only three night available I made the most of it, taking in pretty much all of the sights in my itinerary. With some local help things went smooth and I enjoyed my stay very much, and even had to check-out the Praia Gonzaga sunbathing, which I normally don't do. My YouTube video below will give you an idea what's worth seeing and doing in Santos.

 

Jean Dar, 25 March 2018

 

In the shadow of Fitz Roy, January 23 - 26

 

In this video I and my Argentinean climbing mate Muti get on the Patagonian icefield and continue all the way to the Chilean border on the icefield. Thus among some of the most fantastic mountain scenery on the planet, and all the time with the amazing peak of Fitz Roy in sight. This short four day expedition started in the climbing and hiking hub of El Chaltén, a small Argentinean town close to the Chilean border, offering some of Patagonias most sought-after hiking trails and being a climber's Mecca with peaks to climb all over the place.

 

Jean Dar, 25 March 2018

 

The Perito Moreno Glacier, January 28

 

El Calafate is a larger Town that El Chaltén and also where one will find the airport in this region of Argentinean Patagonia. The drive from El Calafate to El Chaltén will take some two hours, passing the beautiful Lago Viedma on the way and with the first possible sightings of Fitz Roy, weather permitting of course. El Calafate is the natural location to set off on a day trip to see the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, that actually starts in Chile but ends on the Argentinean side of the border. This is from where all my footage is taken of this beautiful glacier.

 

Jean Dar, 25 March 2018

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