Kon-Tiki, the Raft of the Gods...

...manned by five madmen at the wheel or, rather, at the helm...

Year 1947. A wooden raft and five expedition members. The challenge: to cover a distance of approximately 8,000 kilometers crossing the waters of the Pacific Ocean to demonstrate migratory movements in not so remote times aboard a piece of wood. What for some was a real recklessness, for others, and especially for the protagonists, it was nothing more than testing, even putting their own lives at risk, their desire for knowledge and their adventurous spirit. Read More

Aboard the Bounty

A hellish journey to paradise.

A long and hard journey, a ruthless Captain with his crew and an Eden destination. It is the tragic story of the voyage aboard a ship that witnessed not only cruelty on deck, but also human misery on dry land. Does a penchant for conflict and violence inhabit our nature? Read More

Lindbergh's Flight

Lindbergh’s flight was not one more, since it was quite a feat considering the context and conditions of the time in which it occurred. No doubt a combination of youth, bravery, skill and intelligence led Charles Lindbergh to, as some would say, cross the pond for the first time on a non-stop flight. Read More

The Flying Dutchman

The sad fame of the Cape of Good Hope, renamed the Cape of Storms, the frightened idea that people had of solitary voyages in unknown seas and a certain dose of superstition, which branded as sacrilegious the desire to look beyond what is known, fostered various legends, the best known of which, and of which there are different literary versions, is that of The Flying Dutchman. Read More

Encyclopedia, a Historic Milestone

From the darkness of the Ancien Régime to the luminous freedom of «being able to do everything that does not harm another».

In the mid-eighteenth century, the French people guided the spiritual forces of humanity, because they converted certain ideas, the basis of the modern political world, into the common heritage of all men and made them advance, more than any other country, along the paths of civil liberty. Read More

Slap at the Wrong Time

He had started at school like all the children of his generation, or almost all; that is, very innocent and with very good intentions. The school would be his second home; the teachers, his second parents. Or that was what he had been told. And he, naturally, trusted. Read More

Philosophy Academy

Dressed in gleaming pure white robes, brown leather sandals, rainbow-colored caps and green silicone bracelets emblazoned with environmentalist slogans -such as ‘Nuclear holocaust can wait’ or ‘For a planet free of enriched plutonium’-, Seneca, Plato, Aristotle and Pythagoras maintained a calm and useless conversation whose epicenter was none other than the concept of friendship. Read More