|Bunkers in the Pyrenees|
|Creatures of the jungle|
|Trekking in the Annapurnas|
A historical journey through the bunkers that Franco ordered to build at the Pyrenees in the middle of the Spanish post-Civil War in order to stop any hypothetical invasion from outside of the Spanish borders.
In the 5 continents there are volcanic formations through which the magma (which is hidden inside the Earth), manages to break through to the outside. In doing so, it creates phenomenon as dangerous as they are spectacular.
New Zealand, a country which is formed by two big islands and many small others, is an eclectic territory. It has mountains, volcanic areas, glaciers, fiords, thick forests and beautiful beaches. Legendary landscapes which became the fantastic stage for Lord of the Rings, the film which is based on Tolkien?s work of the same name.
There are certainly few things as international as football. This sport which moves so much money, exasperates whole nations and collapses mass media, has a different side to it. It can become a simple game with friends in the midst of the Amazon jungle, the Sahara desert or behind an orthodox church in Greece. Goalposts, balls made out of different materials and bare feet which try to score a goal in any corner of the world give testimony.
A small tent which has been folded and unfolded a thousand times and often forgotten can become the most homely place in remote areas. Its walls are easy to recognize under a torch light, its thin canvas acts as protection from the night, the bad weather and why not, the concern about some wild animals being so close by.
Amphibians, characterized for living both in water and on land, are very representative of those areas where a tropical climate, especially humid, is predominant. In these areas, frogs, the most popular amphibians, show an amazing skill to disguise or warn their potential enemies about their danger: they can play dead, disguise in their surroundings or exhibit bright colours which indicate their poisonous nature.
The jungle is a very rich ecosystem: it concentrates an extraordinary variety of animal and vegetable species. Among the jungle fauna, we can find infinite invertebrate which provide food for amphibians and birds, which also exist in large numbers. Although less diverse, the mammals which live in this environment are also outstanding: apes such as the Indonesian orangutan, felines such as the Indian tiger or marsupials such as the Australian koala.
Trekking through the Annapurna foothills has a spiritual element rather than physical. One walks through landscape which is dominated by the presence of the most impressive mountains, under the mystical air of the Buddhist mantras and the disturbing figure of the pilgrims who come from very far away.
Alaska may well be regarded as a paradigm of the wild territory which has endured human conquest. This endurance has been due to the force of the elements: the river, the snow, the ice, rather than its fierce fauna. The animals who live there are powerful rather than fierce. They are completely adapted to their surrounding environment.
Canoeing and sailing around oceans, rivers, rainforests and glaciers.
Nature?s palette is infinite, rich in tone, texture and shades. We can contemplate each colour and taste its various facets: the colour blue, cold and relaxing by definition, can emanate the heat of a bubble made from volcanic mud or it can be as exciting as the boiling of a hundred waterfalls all falling at the same time.
The coastline is the silhouette of our territory but also a relative border with the sea, which is fascinating and menacing at the same time. There are as many coastlines as landscapes. Some are joined with water by means of elaborated beaches. Others prefer keeping the distance and create wild cliffs or proud fiords.