This Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl showed new ways of explorations and adventures to the world. He did it in his own way. Mostly regarded, but also many scepticans. He was born and grow up in the city Larvik in southern Norway, and in these surroundings I could understand where he got his inspirations from.
For more than 100 years before Lonely Planet`s popular travel guides, the British adventurer Francis Galton wrote the world`s first travel guide for adventurers. The title was "The art of Travel - Shifts and Contrivances Available in Wild Countries" and contains plenty of practical advice. In this book you can get a greater insight into the life of a Victorian explorer.
Some of the most amazing journeys for exploration through history are the Phoenicians voyage around the coast of Africa, Marco Polo`s journey in China, Christopher Columbus's voyage in 1492 when he reached America, Francisco de Orellana sailing down the Amazon River, the three voyages of Captain Cook, Michael "Mick" James Leahy exploration of Papua New Guinea, The Lewis and Clark expedition, Burton and Speke search for the source of the Nile, Roald Amundsen and his team reaching the South Pole. Some others? What`s the most amazing journey ever?
Where have all the lost explorers gone? What happened to them? Taken by cannibals, scurvy, tropical diseases or scary monsters? In the age of exploration and discovery many people where willing to risk their life to find unknown places, trading routes and valuable treasures.
A century has passed since the race to be the first to reach the South Pole Englishman Robert Falcon Scott against Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. Only one man came back alive. In the beginning of the 1900-century most great discoveries have been done. Most of the continents have been explored except Antarctic, and no humans have set their foot on the South Pole. The world’s greatest race started with the British Robert Falcon Scott and Norwegian Roald Amundsen ....
The Nansen–Amundsen Year. In 2011 two anniversaries with great significance for Norway coincide. It is 150 years since the birth of Fridtjof Nansen and 100 years since Roald Amundsen, accompanied by four of his men, arrived as the first at the South Pole.
Marco Polo travelled around in China for 17 years. Is it possible that he didn`t observe the Great Wal of China, or even hear about it, in this period? Or did`t he go to China at all? Maybe Marco Polo had some good reasons for not telling the world about one of the most impressing human made wonders in the world.
This book is probably also the most inspiring. Marco Polo`s stories from his journeys in China and other countries have fascinated people around the world for centuries, including Christopher Colombus. Not even the most adventurous journey today can compared with Marco Polo`s unique adventures.
The Royal Norwegian Navy announced Monday 23 February 2009 that Norway plans to renew search for the South Pole conqueror Roald Amundsen's plane. It`s 81 years after it vanished during an Arctic rescue mission.
Quotes and proverbs of wisdom from explorers have guided me on my journeys around the world. Some of them are from Norwegian Vikings, and other are from great travellers as Captain James Cook, Thor Heyerdahl and Rudard Kipling. First of all I will say these quotes are for wisdom, but also for inspiration, motivation, attitude, behaviour and humour.
The heydays of explorations and discoveries were from the early 15th century and into the early 17th century. This period was the so-called Age of Discovery or Age of Exploration. At that time Europeans sailed around the world to search for new trading routes. There are better opportunities for transportation and communication now than it was for some centuries ago, and eager travellers know how to take advantage of them to reach remote areas. But there are still some "white spots" left to explore for they who venture...
Archaeologists in Australia said that a discovered shipwreck found in 2002 could prove that the British explorer, Captain James Cook (1728-1779) was not the first European to discover Australia's eastern coast.
The archaeological team found the 30-metre-long wreck on Fraser Island, off the coast of the eastern state of Queensland.......