PAUL HODGE: AFRICA TO GIBRALTAR, SOLO AROUND WORLD IN 47 DAYS, Ch 225, Amazing World in Minutes
Chapter 225 is one of 280 Chapters of Paul Hodge's November 14, 2012 video book "How to Go Solo Around the World in 47 Days". In addition to being the first ever video book published on YouTube with 280 Chapters,14+ hours of edited, original action video taken by Paul Hodge from all over the world, Paul's book is the first ever on YouTube to provide in-depth coverage and instruction on how to go solo around the world. By providing viewers with such incredibly detailed videos and incisive, fresh commentaries, author Paul Hodge shows what it realistically takes to plan and successfully execute this life changing "bucket list" achievement. See Video Book's World Adventure Beginning Chapter #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkNTAoqQT-o, the Book's Concluding Summary Chapter #280: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR6iXID_Asc and Paul's World Commentaries: http://genpolicy.com/blog. Chapter 225 of 280 of Paul Hodge's November, 2012 video book "How to Go Solo Around the World in 47 Days" is part of a series chronicling Paul's June 10 & June 11, 2012 30+ hour, 700+ mile extreme roundtrip adventure from Madrid across the Strait of Gibraltar to Ceuta, one of the northern most points on the African continent. Beginning on Sunday, June 10. 2012, Paul took a 8:35 am RENFE train ride from Madrid to Algeciras, Spain. The train made five stops, took 5 + hours and covered 320+ miles. From Algeciras, Paul then took a 17 mile, 1.5+ hour high speed ferry ride from Algeciras across the Strait of Gibraltar to Ceuta, a Spanish enclave on the northern coast of Africa and bordering on the west with Morocco. After reaching Ceuta, Paul briefly disembarked and then returned to Algeciras on the ferry he came over on. From there, he took a 1+ hour, 18+ mile public bus ride to the Gibraltar border. Paul then walked across the border and took a taxi to his hotel in downtown Gibraltar, arriving about 8:00 pm. After staying the night in Gibraltar, on Monday, June 11, 2012, starting at about 7:00 am, Paul returned to Madrid by train from Algeciras, arriving in Madrid about 1:30 pm. Paul then took a Madrid metro to to his hotel, thus concluding his 30+ hour, 700+ mile extreme adventure at his Madrid hotel at about 2:30 pm. This video focuses on Paul's Sunday, June 10, 2012 1.5 hour high speed ferry ride from Ceuta, North Africa across the Strait of Gibraltar to Algeciras, Spain. This portion of the Strait of Gibraltar played a key role in history. For hundreds of years, the British were able to control the passageway with their base at the Rock of Gibraltar. In ancient times, the Greeks referred to this part of the Strait as the Pillars of Hercules with the northern pillar being the Rock of Gibraltar and the southern pillar being Monte Hacho in Ceuta. See Video Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF9EpjfLq9s and Paul's World Commentaries: http://genpolicy.com/spains-bailout-with-more-to-come . Paul is one of the few people in this World to have explored and adventured around our planet three times in four years and twice in the last six months !! Throughout his June, 2012, 40,000+ mile adventure, Paul penned incisive, compelling commentaries with fresh perspectives on the socio-economic & political challenges facing the diverse nations/cultures he explored. The commentaries will be expanded upon and incorporated in Paul's upcoming book, See Commentaries at: http://genpolicy.com/blog. Paul's June 2012 exploration is his third adventure around our planet. His second solo quest was six months ago ending November, 2011, See Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irJ4Wn13SZo and his first world exploration was for 7+ months ending July 2008, See Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjo8niCfHmE On June 19, 2012, Paul returned from his 47 day solo adventure around our planet. The trip was fantastic because Paul covered seldom viewed events/sites such as riots and protests in Chile, Argentina & Spain, Soweto where South Africa's freedom movement began, gold machines in Abu Dhabi, Jerusalem/the West Bank & the Wailing Wall, the historic Egyptian Presidential elections, up close with Queen Elizabeth & her Diamond Jubilee celebration, the changing of the guard ceremony in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall and many other exciting seldom seen events. This video book is Paul's second to chronicle his solo adventures around our planet. The book is intended to instruct viewers on how to go around the world solo. By providing the viewer with detailed videos and commentary of his recent June, 2012 World adventure, author Paul Hodge shows what it realistically takes to plan and successfully execute this life changing "bucket list" achievement.