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Drawing up a major travel project for 2020!

 

My first travel project of 2020 will start in January and include classic locations in three Latin American countries during seven weeks. First off will be Ecuador where my main objective is climbing several of the most prominent mountains in the country, ranging up to 6,268 meters - the point on earth's surface that is farthest from its center. I will have a few rest days between the climbs in the capital city of Quito, which is a lovely place. This will be my third visit to Ecuador where I had a bad climbing accident in December 2013, resulting in advanced shoulder surgery. Being acclimatised to altitude in Ecuador, the trip continues to Mexico where I will attempt the highest peak of the country, Pico de Orizaba, 5,636 meters, before spending time in Mexico City - one of world's largest megacities. I also hope to arrange seeing the Teotihuacan pyramids from a hot air balloon!


Two week's stay at Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula will follow, where I will go diving with Bull Sharks, in cenotes and wrecks, and freediving those Caribbean waters with Sailfish and Marlins out of Playa del Carmen with a 5-star dive operator. I will also see Tulum and Coba before going to Valladolid, Chichén-Itzá, Mérida, Campeche, Uxmal and Cancún with my girlfriend. The third and last country in this travel project will be Colombia, mainly for resting and spending time in Cali with my girlfriend and her daughter. As of today, more or less half of all arrangements are made for this fast moving and ambitious travel project.


Many of these locations will feature on my YouTube channel Ad Astra Jean Dar, so subscribe to the channel. This will be another project that will pack a punch!


With only eleven months passing between my latest surgery and the start of this project, this one will be a test for future projects that could see me return to more technically demanding 6,000 meter peaks!


Jean Dar, 10 November 2019


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With less than two weeks to go until departure, only some minor reservations and arrangements are still to be made. The new decade will start with my ambitious seven week long travel project, read more details above, and could easily result in some 20 - 25 new YouTube videos, depending on the amount of footage being captured.

 

Jean Dar, 25 December 2019

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Im in the process of producing/uploading all ten YouTube videos from this summer from Morocco, Colombia & Spain, watch the new ones below! My forthcoming seven week travel project: all arrangements for Ecuador are made, most activities for Mexico are also organised, the last few days of this project will be in Colombia resting.

 

Jean Dar, 4 December 2019

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My next project starts in January 2020 and includes: Quito and six prominent mountains in Ecuador, Pico de Orizaba, Mexico City, the Teotihuacan pyramids, diving with Bull Sharks, cenotes and wrecks, freediving with Sailfish, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Coba, Valladolid, Chichén-Itzá, Mérida, Campeche, Uxmal and Cancún..

 

Jean Dar, 10 November 2019

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Segovia, España


Segovia is a place of romance, a living legacy of the past in an inspiring setting. Perched on a rocky hilltop, this historic walled town boasts stunning views and magnificent monuments. The ancient Roman aqueduct, fairy-tale castle, awe-inspiring cathedral, exquisite Romanesque churches, and mystical monasteries reveal Segovia's rich cultural heritage. Segovia is steeped in complex history, from the Romans of 80 BC to the medieval Moorish period and the coronation of Isabel I de Castilla in 1474. More YouTube videos at my channel Ad Astra Jean Dar.

 

Jean Dar, 25 December 2019

Diving Isla de San Andrés, Colombia 


The waters in the San Andrés and Providencia archipelago belong to the third largest coral reef in the world, and is considered a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. One of the main activities on San Andrés is not surprisingly scuba diving. The dive sites included in this video are: El Barco Hundido, El Faro and Las Cuevas. All three of them being easy shore dives on the west side of the island,  where you will be able to dive in caves, walls, cliffs and shipwrecks. Watch my other travel videos at my YouTube channel Ad Astra Jean Dar.

 

Jean Dar, 25 December 2019

Isla de San Andrés, Colombia

 

Just 150km east of Nicaragua and some 800km northwest of mainland Colombia, the seahorse-shaped island of San Andrés is best known as Colombia's favorite weekend getaway, where mainlanders love to come to drink, tax-free shop, sunbathe and party. Isla de San Andrés is a small Caribbean island that one can drive around in an hour, including a stop or two for taking photos and admiring the scenery. That's the whole island in one hour! Enjoy the video and support me by subscribing to my YouTube channel Ad Astra Jean Dar.

 

Jean Dar, 25 December 2019

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