Around the world in a lot of days!
Travelling back through history
So I...
…in the cold and dark
…Why suffer?
Letters from... around the world
It’s not a trip but a need!
The day Vitus Bering beat John Wayne
The hunt
The ecstasy of a consumer and the Eskimo Syndrome
The suitcase
Tell me, what time does the sun set?
8 x 5
Why the sponsor?

 

Travelling back through history

1. In AD 992 the explorer Leif Eriksson set sail from the Viking settlements in Greenland, theorizing that he could reach Canada and the United States.
2. In 1271 Marco Polo, accompanied by his father and uncle, left Venice and headed to China; he would spend half of his life in those lands.
3. In 1725 Admiral Vitus Bering, who was called from his homeland of Denmark to join the fleet of the Russian tsar Peter the Great, was appointed to chart Siberia. It took him 16 years to cross this then unexplored region, finally reaching the sea that now bears his name and discovering Alaska. During his return voyage, he was shipwrecked on the Aleutian Islands. Peter the Great died the year Bering set out on his journey, and Bering himself never saw his homeland again. His remains, along with those of a group of sailors who had followed him, were finally discovered in the Aleutian Islands by a Russian-Danish expedition in 1991.
4. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson appointed Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to find a route that would link the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. They set out from St. Louis and reached the Pacific coast of the United States three years later. Lewis and Clark were the first to map the route connecting the two oceans: the legendary Northwest Passage. Their successful attempt to avoid circumnavigating the continent to reach the opposite side by land is still considered North America’s most important geographic discovery.