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lunes, 27 de junio de 2016

Miguel de la Quadra-Salcedo in his last adventure!!!

Our Spanish Marco Polo has died. What a sad day! He was an athlete, an adventurer, a journalist..., that is to say, a real Renaissance man!!!!

Read about him: MIGUEL DE LA QUADRA SALCEDO & his adventures (Article in Spanish)




What do you know about him? Do you know any other similar personalities?



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1 comentario:

  1. Well, now I'm going to make a short biography of Miguel de la Quadra-Salcedo:
    Miguel de la Quadra-Salcedo was born on 30th of April, 1932, in Spain. He was a reporter, cultural promoter and Spanish athlete, specialized in throwing events. When he was five, his parents moved to Pamplona. There, he studied at the Saint Francisco Javier of the Jesuits School in Tudela and he studied the degree of agriculture, but he stood out like athlete. In 1960, he participated in the Olympic Games in Rome because he was a great athlete. That same year he went to the Amazon. In 1963 he returned to Spain and he was contracted by Spanish Television as a reporter. His first job as a journalist was put into practice in the war of the Congo, where he almost died when he was recording how three hundred people were dying. What a dangerous job!! He has interviewed interesting people such as Dalai Lama, Pablo Neruda,.... He was the inventor of the project Ruta Quetzal, a project invented to make the relationships between Spain and America better. This project was sponsored by Juan Carlos I and it was declared in 1990 of universal interest by the UNESCO. To end this biography, he died on 20th May, 2016, in Madrid.

    Nowadays, Miguel de la Quadra-Salcedo is remembered like our Spanish Marco Polo. He was a great person, an adventurer and above all, a person eager to see the world.

    Joaquín Alejandro España Sánchez