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French sailor visited terrifying destinations

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French sailor visited terrifying destinations

French sailor visited terrifying destinations

French sailor Olivier Le Carrer visited most dangerous and terrifying destinations worldwide, 30 in number, and recently released a book about his adventures entitled “Atlas Places curse”.

A retired sailor, Frenchman Olivier Le Carrer, aged 60, managed to see over time no less than 30 destinations worldwide, considered cursed or dangerous. Fascinated with the legends of these places, Olivier made a real mission of visiting the most interesting of them, and recently released “Atlas Places curse”, in which he tells the story. The islands, castles and haunted forests, swamps crawling with crocodiles, cemeteries, sailor never missed a destination that you can cause a panic attack or a heart. Applicable castle Montségur, a former fortress situated near Montségur, a town in Ariège, in southwest France, where there was a massacre that killed 200 people, the order of King Louis IX century, century XIII.

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Olivier Le Carrer confessed for the newspaper “Daily Mail” that one of the places that were particularly impressed lighthouse on the island is Eilean Mor in Scotland, surrounded by an indefinable mystery. Here there was a bizarre incident in 1900 when three people are in charge of the lighthouse had disappeared. The beds were unmade, cooked food was put in farurii, just as people were seated at the table and the door was locked lighthouse when it was discovered the lack of carers.

Some dangerous destinations visited by former sailor set Zapadnaya Litsa naval base at from Russia, located 120 km from Murmansk, a graveyard for nuclear submarines brought here to be dismantled.The place is dangerous because existing nuclear radiation, because of the 192 decommissioned submarines, only half seem to have been dismantled in compliance with the required safety measures in such situations. Scientists have expressed repeatedly fear that a nuclear accident can occur at any time, as Olivier says.

French sailor visited terrifying destinations

How does it get prisoner at the other end of the world? What is to be commended for your courage enemies and how it is to serve tea and to stage plays from the position of a prisoner of war? These questions find an answer to Dumitru Nistor, a Bistrita which, although passed away on July 25, 1971, left behind a manuscript that can compete with the famous novel “Shogun” by James Clavell. The only difference, plus the fact is that Dumitru Nistor just lived the things noted meticulously price for eight years in a diary that he called “my Ziuarul”.

Sailor’s Journal, 30 March-24 April 1847

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], in a Sailor’s Journal #5219-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Dumitru Nistor was the eldest of two sons Nicholas Nistor and the Moldovan Firoanei. Dumitru was born on October 10, 1893 in the village of Nasaud (meanwhile became city) and just graduated six classes. He comes from a simple peasant family, as even he specifies in his diary: “My parents are Romanian farmers clean and so are all the same But down myself, clean and Romanian farmer because apple does not fall far from cutting”. The apple cutter jumped away but when Dumitru Nistor, who desire to know the world woke prisoner in Japan. He spent seven years among Japanese daily praying to God to help him return to his homeland. Although he had only six classes, courses of geography, coupled with curiosity and innate intelligence that had been endowed, they made him dream of distant lands inhabited by different people with different customs. Following disagreements he had with his father, Dumitru Nistor decided to leave his homeland and joining the army in 1912.

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He asked to be received not “Transylvanian militia”, where he usually Romanians, but the Austro-Hungarian navy. Why did this precisely explains the author, “to make trips to foreign countries, to convince me about that I learned as a child to school geography o’clock.” AID gunners Austro-Hungarian ON A SHIP So Dumitru Nistor enlist in December of 1912 and will return home only after eight years. Leaves home on December 4 and reach the peninsula of Istria (belonging to Croatia), where he became a gunner on the ship-aid Adria school. Once completed School of Marine, is boarded vessel “Empress Elisabeth“, the destination is Asia. Exotic Expedition starts on August 17, 1913 and ending November 7, 1914, when the entire crew arrives in prizoner. Dumitru Nistor’s journey through Asia is noted in the log that spans 160 pages. The crew arrives in Colombo (Sri Lanka), Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai (China) and Kobe (Japan). About accounts and watched how Dumitru Nistor new reality sailor Asia traveler writes Liviu Bordas scientist who devotes his study “Seven Years in Asia (1913-1920). Oriental ethnographic experience of a peasant in the Carpathians “, appeared in the Yearbook Humanistic Research Institute” Gheorghe Şincai “. “Eastern cities, people, customs and life described in his diary with all the spontaneity Dumitru Nistor naive folk storytellers. He pays particular attention to the Indians, who saw the four-day stop in Colombo and two days in Singapore, “says Bordas in her study researcher Liviu Dumitru Nistor.

World War I catch the occasional writer and his fellow crew China Sea. The vessel “Empress Elisabeth” is engaged in several naval battles with three cruisers – French, Italian and English – but they sink ease. Finally, his ship is sent into the South China region, which was occupied by German ally Austria-Hungary. In the battle of Kiautschou, it is captured by the Japanese alongside of the crew that included. The Japanese fought the Entente against Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire. For ten months Dumitru Nistor was kept closed with colleagues in a Buddhist temple: Keifukuji in Himeji. Then he was moved to a camp built for German and Austrian prisoners at Aonogahara, near Kobe. Though trapped, Dumitru Nistor continues to write about his experiences. In the last pages of the journal, often the stories are laced with messages of despair in praying to God to bring him home, his homeland. Japan praised for bravery in battle The Buddhist temple at Keifukuji were arrested, Dumitru Nistor says 136 prisoners. They were put to hard labor, but were responsible only to cleanse the temple. Prisoners had the hand of a little food: a loaf of bread and morning tea, rice with onion noon and night. Dumitru Nistor confesses that not infrequently prisoners earlier went to sleep to forget the hunger. Once inside the temple Japanese prisoners were measured, weighed and were noted marks on the body. Japanese military representatives have praised the courage in battle and commanded them to put on clothes Japanese military. Moreover, around Christmas, prisoners staged a play, which was followed by officers including Japanese.

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