From Ushuaia to Madrid.
A Spaniard and eight Argentines will be off this Saturday in a 4 x 4 van on a 10.000 miles, four months trip that will take them from Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego to Madrid, Spain with the purpose of promoting peace and collecting funds for the starving children of the world.
The "Peace Crusade" of the International Adventure Tourism Club that will be in permanent 24 hours Internet e-mail and filming contact, www.travesiamundi.com , expects presidents of the different countries visited along the route to sign a peace document.
"This is the dream of my life and it would be very selfish of me if I only cared about the sporting side of the trip", indicated Miguel Gómez in Ushuaia, head of the expedition and organiser of the trip that expects to travel the three Americas to Alaska, by ferry across the Bering Strait to Siberia, then to Russia's capital Moscow and finally on to Spain.
"Actually I didn't get to know all my trip companions personally until we converged in Ushuaia because we actually met by chatting on the net", says Madrid born Gómez who anticipated that there are another 50/60 collaborators that have promised to help as the team travels along.
"We are interested in promoting union and peace among people, and we've already received sponsoring from several governments", revealed Mr. Gómez.
Three cameras will be fixed into the van: one will film inside the cabin and another the actual driving and route "so we will be sharing the trip with the thousands who made this adventure possible".
Repsol-YPF is one of the main sponsors of the "peace trip" that will be received by Madrid's mayor and possibly a member of the Spanish royal family when the group ends the "peace crusade". Eggs and security.
Eggs and security.
Brazilian president bodyguards spent a week trying to determine at what distance the head of state must stand to avoid attacks with eggs by protestors, the latest fad in Brazil.After much practice and dozens of eggs the Brazilian secret service agents arrived to the conclusion that they must keep President Fernando Cardoso fifty meters away from the crowds, according to a report by an internet newspaper, Folha Online. Apparently bodyguards use