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"Rabban Bar Sauma (c. 1220–1294) is the Marco Polo of the East, and yet is relatively unknown. He was a Turkic/Mongol monk, turned diplomat, of the Nestorian Christian faith. He is known for embarking on a pilgrimage from Mongol-controlled China to Jerusalem with one of his students, Rabban Markos. Due to military unrest along the way, they never reached their destination, but instead spent many years in Mongol-controlled Baghdad. Markos was eventually chosen as Nestorian Patriarch, and later suggested his teacher, Rabban Bar Sauma, be sent on another mission, as Mongol ambassador to Europe. The elderly monk met with many of the European monarchs, as well as the Pope, in attempts to arrange a Franco-Mongol alliance. The mission bore no fruit, but in his later years in Baghdad, Rabban Bar Sauma documented his lifetime of travel. His written account of his journeys is of unique interest to modern historians, as it gives a picture of medieval Europe at the close of the Crusading period, painted by a keenly intelligent, broadminded and statesmanlike observer. His travels occurred prior to the return of Marco Polo to Europe, and his writings give a reverse viewpoint of the East looking to the West."
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ME.

Yep, me. I've been in a tiny village in north of Spain. It was EPIC. No warm water, no network coverage, nobody who speaks a known language. Have you ever eaten a pigeon (killed by the grandma in the [huge] attic with the biggest knife ?) ? snails (spanish way, a lot of noise and a lot of sausage [RIP my hoodie]) ? I have. The village (Aodain) is very cute, old old old old houses in stones, surrounded by mountains, full of a peaceful silence.
Only 5 hours from my house, but a HUGE gap of differences !
More on next episode !
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Age of Exploration Rap

This is an Age of Exploration rap podcast made by Mr. Weis' 5th Grade class at Berkeley Arts Magnet.
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Abby Sunderland, 16-year-old girl starts solo sail around the globe

Abby Sunderland, 16, aims to break a world record for the youngest person to nonstop solo circumnavigate around the globe.
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Alexander von Humboldt, a Prussian naturalist and explorer in Central and South America.

Alexander von Humboldt, a  Prussian naturalist and explorer in Central and South America. | Fictitious or real explorers and adventurers | Scoop.it
Before being an explorer this guy was a naturalist : he gave his name to a current, discovered an animal producing electricity an performed many other stuffs ! A scientist- explorer, isn't that cool ?! (to follow the link, click on the pic)
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I WANT TO SPEND MY LIFE DOING THAT !

I WANT TO SPEND MY LIFE DOING THAT ! | Fictitious or real explorers and adventurers | Scoop.it
Indiana Jones meets Richie Cunningham.
This guy has done the ULTIMATE JOURNEY ! A trip all around the world, in EACH COUNTRY ! And the best point is that this guy is paid for that !!!!!!
I have just found my job <3 ! (click on the pic to follow the link !)
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He spent 2 years in the jungle !

He spent 2 years in the jungle ! | Fictitious or real explorers and adventurers | Scoop.it
"Ed Stafford became the first man to walk the length of the Amazon river in South America from the source to the sea. He walked for:
860 days
He started on 2nd April 2008 and finished in August 2010. No-one had ever done what he attempted." His blog : http://www.walkingtheamazon.com/ and click on the pic to follow the video.
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Sacagawea, Lewis and Clark.

During the Lewis & Clark expedition across the Wild West, Sacagawea saved their lives countless times. She allowed them to trade with the various Indian tribes and guided them on the land.
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Blaise Cendrars, the poet-adventurer

Blaise Cendrars, the poet-adventurer | Fictitious or real explorers and adventurers | Scoop.it
"he wrote that in his youth he traveled widely in China, Mongolia, Siberia, Persia, the Caucasus and Russia, and later in the Unites States, Canada, South America, and Africa.". Poet and adventurer of modern ages, this guy left his home when he was 17 years-old to travel to Russia. Click on the pic,and you're going to have a biography (long one). He also wrote 'La prose du transsibérien et de la petite Jeanne de France' (1913), an amazing poem about travelling !
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Burke and Wills crossed Australia from South to North

Burke and Wills crossed Australia from South to North | Fictitious or real explorers and adventurers | Scoop.it
In 1860, 18 men tried to travel the inland Australia, a trip of 2 800 kilometers, from Melbourne to Gulf of Carpentaria.
To follow the link, click on the pic :)
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Happy Deathday Samuel de Champlain !

Samuel Champlain died on the 25th day of December at Quebec, Canada (Kingdom of New France)(Is that a FML ? He didn't have the time to enjoy his presents).
He was a navigator, a mapwriter and an explorer who established the city of Quebec.

And merry christmas to you :D
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Adventurers of the the Year 2010 by National Geographic

Adventurers of the the Year 2010 by National Geographic | Fictitious or real explorers and adventurers | Scoop.it
Adventurers of the Year 2010: National Geographic presents ten people whose extraordinary achievements made our year in adventure.Meet the nominees here ; http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/adventurers-of-the-year/alex-honnold-2010/And VOTE ! Here, http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/adventurers-of-the-year/vote/


PS: I know that the picture hasn't got a link with the text, anyway it's one of my favourite pictures. So B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L !
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Alexandra David-Néel the first European to discover Lhassa.

Alexandra David-Néel the first European to discover Lhassa. | Fictitious or real explorers and adventurers | Scoop.it
Video about this great woman that I really really really admire.
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He "discovered" this <3 !

He "discovered" this <3 ! | Fictitious or real explorers and adventurers | Scoop.it
Some guys are really really lucky. They don't discover a haunted city-state, or a land full of unfriendly natives, no, they discover paradisiacal islands. Example, Samuel Wallis (1728-1795) who 'discovered' Tahiti and other islands such as Wallis (french island) wich was named in his honour. Yeah, that's pretty unfair, why haven't we ever discovered such a beautiful place ?!
See here the story of Tahiti's first contacts with Europeans => http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahiti#European_contact
Or just drool while watching this => http://www.google.fr/search?hl=fr&xhr=t&q=tahiti&cp=4&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1600&bih=766 !
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Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Movie Trailer

LMAO ! This book made me laugh to tears ! It's the FUNNIEST book I've ever read ! The movie is, of course, less funny but it respects its 'state of mind' (if a movie can have a mind). Anyway this must be a really really really exotic trip !
PS : favourite part of the movie, 'Vogon Poetry' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxPeIiU2kx4
Ps 2 : click on the pic to follow the link !
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Englishman and German Claimed to Have Discovered Machu Picchu Before Hiram Bingham (1911)

Englishman and German Claimed to Have Discovered Machu Picchu Before Hiram Bingham (1911) | Fictitious or real explorers and adventurers | Scoop.it
It's not really important to know who is the first westerner that discovered Machu Picchu. However I would have loved to be the one who stood up on the top of Machu Picchu for the 'first' time !
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Beryl Markham, first (female) person to cross the Atlantic by plane.

Beryl Markham, first (female) person to cross the Atlantic by plane. | Fictitious or real explorers and adventurers | Scoop.it
Movie about Beryl Markham's life(click on the pic to follow the link) , have a look here -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beryl_Markham, THAT is adventure !
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Isabelle Eberhardt : battle against conventional European morality.

Isabelle Eberhardt  : battle against conventional European morality. | Fictitious or real explorers and adventurers | Scoop.it
Such a cool life (except the death ...) Have a look on her biography !
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Where is Amelia Earhart ?

"Amelia Mary Earhart; (born July 24, 1897; missing July 2, 1937; declared legally dead January 5, 1939) was a noted American aviation pioneer and author.Earhart was the first woman to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.She set many other records,wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. She was also a member of the National Woman's Party, and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.
During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island."
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Searching for THE QUEEN OF SHEBA

Michael Wood explores the historical background to the legend of the Queen of Sheba, and discusses the role she plays in the cultural traditions of the Red Sea region.
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YouTube - Bartholomeu Dias

Cute and short video about a not very wellknow explorer, Bartholomeus Dias.
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Treasure Seekers - Muslim Admiral, Zheng He

A loooooooooooooooooooong documentary about Zheng He, the Chinese Muslim Admiral. A documentary with GREAT pictures from National Geographic. ENJOY !
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Baron Munchausen, explorer of Dream and Reality

"The fantastic tale of an 18th century aristocrat, his talented henchmen and a little girl in their efforts to save a town from defeat by the Turks. Being swallowed by a giant sea-monster, a trip to the moon, a dance with Venus and an escape from the Grim Reaper are only some of the improbable adventures."
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Learn About the Explorer Captain James Cook

Learn About the Explorer Captain James Cook | Fictitious or real explorers and adventurers | Scoop.it
Short video about Cook.

And also this link,

http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/95oct/jcook.html (little biography)
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