Curiosities

Easiest way to open coconuts on our desert islands

November 25, 2017 Curiosities by Alvaro Cerezo
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Brown coconuts, unlike green coconuts, are very difficult to be opened by a knife or a machete. Therefore the best way to open a mature coconut is to make a sharp stick and use your body weight as a lever as you can see on the video above…

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The biggest coconut in the world?

July 11, 2017 Curiosities by Alvaro Cerezo
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While visiting Restoration desert island (Australia), I came across the largest coconut that I have ever seen in my life, and believe me I’ve seen a few coconuts!  I reckon that should one of our voluntary castaways get a hold of one like it they would be speechless!…

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How is the desert island of the Australian Robinson?

June 5, 2017 Curiosities by Alvaro Cerezo
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As I have already related in another post, two years ago I spent five days on the castaway squatter’s island, the Australian David Glasheen. It is called Restoration Island and in this article I will try to keep brief my accounts about this encounter…

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5 days living with squatter-castaway David Glasheen

June 2, 2017 Curiosities by Alvaro Cerezo
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It was 20 years ago this month that David Glasheen decided to abandon civilisation and become a voluntary castaway. His story is well known, as it has been previously published in various communication media some years ago.

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Black mermaid found on our desert island in Africa

May 21, 2017 Curiosities by Docastaway Team
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While exploring desert islands in Africa the other day for our castaways, we found what looks like a mermaid. We think we were very lucky. We never saw a black mermaid before
If we finally find the perfect secluded island in Africa for our clients, they may find her as well

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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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Our eBook about ‘Vietnamese Tarzan’ released on Amazon

June 26, 2016 Curiosities by Docastaway Team
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The main reason I went to look for Ho Van Lang last November was to learn new jungle survival techniques, just as I have been doing these last few years. The best survival ‘teachers’ are to be found among the tribes so for this reason…

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We lived 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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First video of the newest island on Earth just emerged from the sea. Hunga Tonga

May 26, 2015 Curiosities by Docastaway Team
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Very soon we will get the video of the experience of Ian Argus Stuart in the new island of Hunga Tonga. Ian has became the first human to sleep on this remote island (11 nights alone)…and probably the last one: This island will sinks back in the sea within months.

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Hunga-Tonga island receives first castaway before it disappears in the ocean

May 24, 2015 Curiosities by Docastaway Team
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A few months ago a volcano exploded underwater and then expanded until this island formed in the middle of the ocean. Ian Argus Stuart is right now on the boat on way back to civilization, after spending 12 days completely alone on this new island…

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