jueves, 2 de junio de 2016

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

I am going to talk about our Spanish Marco Polo. Miguel de la Quadra Salcedo was born in Madrid on April 30, 1932. Although he was born there, he moved to Pamplona when he was five.
He died on May 20, 2016.He was a great athlete and he was nine times champion of Spain in the javelin. Later he started to work as reporter. A lot of important personalities were interviewed by him, like Pablo Neruda, Dalai, Salvador Allende... He worked with Felix Rodriguez de la Fuente and Cesar Perez Tudela too. He also covered some wars like the Vietnam war, but he is most known for 'Adventure 92', later called Ruta Quetzal. For all of that, he won a lots of awards. 
Ruta Quetzal is about sixteen years old among all Spanish-speaking countries who have the opportunity to discover different cultures. It was sponsored by Juan Carlos I and it was declared in 1990 of universal interest by the UNESCO. 
Nowadays, we know his nephew Telmo Aldaz de la Quadra Salcedo, who appeared in 'Mares' on Discovery MAX. Mares it is a programme where we can see the Strait of Gibraltar.