"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."
"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 !
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.
For my first post I have to talk about this guy who makes me dreaming for long hours, Corto Maltese.Corto Maltese is THE perfect adventurer. He's serene, educated, poetic, philantropic, philosophic, sometimes melancholic, lonely, ironic, and he's obviously handsome. Being so perfect involves that you're a character. Indeed Corto Maltese is a character.He was created by Hugo Pratt (1927-1995), an italian cartoonist and writer. The first adventure of Corto Maltese, "La Ballata del mare salato" ("The ballad of the salty sea", published the first time in 1972) makes you discover a romantic and faboulous character.Corto Maltese's biography explains in itself the meaning of "adventure", son of a a beautiful Gypsy who practices magic and an English sailor and born in 1887 (in Malta), he spends his life between two harbors, two wars, two treasures and two secrets.I advice you to have a look on this good summary; http://dreamers.com/corto/english/cortolife.html Corto Maltese travels all around the world, he discovers, he lives such great adventures ! He's an adventurer, the one that I would have loved to be.