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Discovering the island of the WW2 castaway Hiroo Onoda

June 26, 2016 Curiosities by Alvaro Cerezo
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Last December I spent 5 days surviving on the Philippine island where Hiroo Onoda hid during three decades, believing that the Second World War hadn’t yet finished. This story reminds us very much of that…

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Living in the jungle for 5 days with the Vietnamese Tarzan (DOCUMENTARY)

June 25, 2016 Curiosities by Alvaro Cerezo
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Last November, while I was in Vietnam for work reasons, I was lucky enough to spend a few days with this ‘jungle boy’ who is now living in a village, adapting to civilization…

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How to catch & eat a monitor lizard?

March 31, 2016 Castaway Survival by Alvaro Cerezo
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In this article I will try to explain how to catch a monitor lizard on a desert island letting us change our diet should we find ourselves abandoned a long time….

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The genuine personality of Ian Argus Stuart. Our 64 years old Robinson

November 5, 2014 Docastaway Clients by Alvaro Cerezo
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His full name is Ian Argus Fraser Stuart Harding and he was born in Great Britain. The beginning of my story with Ian began in April, 2014 when I got an email from our Operations Director, Tamiki Kato, desperately asking for help as he …

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Brand new satellite for our castaways. Wideye iSavi review

November 1, 2014 Curiosities by Alvaro Cerezo
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After a long waiting we have just received the revolutionary Wideye iSavi satellite hub., and after making the a few quick tests we can say that it works fine and very fast. This portable satellite terminal, capable of connecting multiple devices at once…

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Whitest beach in the world. Hyams in Australia

October 12, 2014 Curiosities by Alvaro Cerezo
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This beach on the east coast of Australia holds the Record Guinness for having the whitest sand in the world. But I think that this organisation has forgotten to include in this World Record that it also has the noisiest sand…

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Ice box Mexican castaway survived 8 days by eating birds. Rescue Video

September 25, 2014 Castaways by Alvaro Cerezo
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On the video below, that we translated into English, you can watch the moment Raymundo Rodríguez Noyola is rescued after several days adrift in an ice container. This Mexican was rescued from a ice box by fishermen…

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Mexican castaway survives 16 months drinking turtle blood

February 2, 2014 Castaways by Alvaro Cerezo
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His name is Jose Ivan, a Mexican sailor who was rescued recently after being 16 months adrift. But even more amazing is that his fibreglass boat is only 7 metres (23 feet) long…

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A Japanese castaway has been living ‘in the nude’ on a desert island for 21 years

January 28, 2013 Docastawayers in the Past by Alvaro Cerezo
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An elderly, 77 year old Japanese man has been living more than 21 years as a “castaway”, completely naked, on one of the few islands that remain deserted in the Sakishima Islands (Okinawa). His name is Masafumi Nagasaki….

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I’m dying of thirst. Can I start drinking seawater?

May 29, 2012 Castaway Survival by Alvaro Cerezo
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Before, when I saw a castaway having a bad time, literally dying for a drink but surrounded by seawater, the message in films was always ‘whatever happens, never drink seawater….

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