Numerous climatic, political and civilising changes have a great impact on the settlements in the central Amazon area. Step by step the local people develop their own mentality regarding a sustainable and well-adapted life in the heart of the Amazon rain forests. In 2012, the film maker Thomas Miklautsch from Carinthia, together with his assistant Anja Krois, set off to travel for several months along the Amazon, from the Columbian Leticia to Rio Ampiyaco near Iquitos in Peru, always in harmony
Karun: Misadventures On Iran’s Longest River' - British adventurers Tom Allen and Leon McCarron set out to follow Iran’s longest river, the Karun, by human powered means. Their aim is to go beyond the politics and explore the culture and geography of this most misunderstood of nations and have a great adventure doing so. But despite Tom’s previous experience of travel in Iran, they find that cultural differences run deeper than they’d realised.
Jerome Josserand is a professional snow kiter. In 2007 he set the world record for the highest kite flight. It was 450 m above the ground. Jerome is in love with wind and its power to use it to mount high mountains. His home is a place called Col du Lautaret which is also his playground. On his way he found Iceland. He noticed that there is snow and wind all the time. And he thought:”
Ladies and Gentlemen: Snowboarding! Why do we snowboard so much? Maybe it’s because we just can’t stand routine. That’s why we go out there everyday on a snow, surf or skateboard as an excuse to find a new adventure. For more than 15 years we travel the world, discover insane places and meet new people from different cultures. So lucky to be able to push and get to know yourself, that’s a real adventure…! Stepping out of our ‘Comfort Zone’ is how we make things happen.
In March 2007, Dutch adventurist Ralph Tuijn attempted to become the first person to row solo across the Pacific Ocean unassisted. Departing from Callao Peru, and leaving his wife and daughter behind for more than nine months, Ralph faced the effects of La Nina, a broken water-maker, and rotten food provisions – leaving him with little or no food or fresh water in the middle of the Pacific Ocean
The Volvo Ocean Race is often described as the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world. It’s sailing’s toughest team challenge and, along with the Olympics and The America’s Cup, is one of the sport’s ‘Big Three’ events. The 2015-16 edition took the teams around the world in 9 legs, over 39,000 nautical miles, across four oceans, touching six continents and to 11 landmark Host Cities. In a team of 8 members, this year, the rules were modified so that each crew had to have t
Bondi Forever is an entertaining and engaging journey from Bondi Beach’s past to its present, exploring the emergence of Bondi from a tranquil beachside suburb to one of the most recognised places on earth. Full of colourful characters and rich history, Bondi is no ordinary beach; over the years it has shaped Australia’s lifestyle, its culture and the way Australia is viewed as a nation throughout the world.
SerpentZA and Laowhy86 begin their epic adventure in Shandong Province, starting in former German concession, Qingdao. They taste a bizarre, wriggly local speciality; explore hidden war tunnels and head to a sleepy seaside village, famous for its seaweed-roofed cottages.
SerpentZA and Laowhy86 rack up the miles as they travel across Liaoning and Jilin Provinces. They spend the night in a themed sex hotel, explore one of China’s most famous ghost cities; tread carefully around the North Korean border and learn about a traditional North Korean alcohol.
Things suddenly turn very Russian as SerpentZA & Laowhy86 stop off in the capital of Heilongjiang province, Harbin. From there, they venture into the vast grasslands of Inner Mongolia, herding camels and building their very own Mongolian yurt.
SerpentZA & Laowhy86 learn how Mongolians cook goats in their own skins, get serenaded by locals on the China/Russian border; drink themselves merry with the reindeer herding Ewenke people, and finally complete their journey at China’s northernmost point.