The adventures of the Grand Tour on the island of Madagascar did not go unnoticed by their fans. It seems unusual, but even on this very distant and so self-made, unique island there were unique people who love The Grand Tour and dream of meeting with friendly hosts of the show! But the real hero was Jhoan Leong Hongue. Despite everything, having learned from his friend that the Grand Tour team had arrived on the island of Madagascar, having seen on Jeremy’s Instagram and messages in Twitter about the arrival on Tamatave, having received prompts that they will stay in two Soanambo and Princess Bora hotels, he gets a ticket for the plane to the island of Ile Saint Marie at 6 am and arrives at 10.30 in the morning at Soanambo Hotel.

Already sounds incredibly beautiful? And this is real luck, but the presenters really stopped there. The whole Grand Tour team left for the shooting. Jhoan Leong Hongue can only wait for their return for many hours ...

The hotel has a great location, a collection of bicycles

Photo by Jhoan Leong Hongue. Parking for hotel bicycles

Photo by Jhoan Leong Hongue. Parking for hotel bicycles

haute cuisine, which you must try in Madagascar. This island creates a special atmosphere for every dish. Only here, in Madagascar, special plants grow and unique species of animals live that cannot be found anywhere else.

You can find on this amazing island a blue bird... It is a legend that every person who find a blue bird will be endless happy and lucky. The full blue bird is a sign of the best of luck and happiness. Did our presenters meet it? You can read the beautiful legend.

The bluebird of Madagascar. Yandex Photo Library

The bluebird of Madagascar. Yandex Photo Library

The Legend about a Bluebird of Happiness and good luck

Once upon a time on earth, all people knew how to dream and believe. Believe that Happiness and Luck will necessarily become their companions, believe in infinite and faithful Love, and that any person is worthy of a real Miracle. High-high, among the soft and fluffy clouds that are constantly changing, taking the form of either an animal, a plant or an object, there is an invariable Castle. It is not built from the clouds, but from a dream. Almost all people have their secret dreams. Some dream of personal happiness, others - of the welfare of society.

But the dreams of all people merge into a single dream of the happiness of mankind. It is from this dream that the magnificent Castle of Happiness was built. It is all - from the foot of the walls to the spire of the highest tower - sky blue. And the Blue Bird lives in this fabulous Castle. The castle is invisible to ordinary people, and only those whose deeds and thoughts are aimed at the benefit of all mankind, those who have done a great work for the sake of the dream of universal happiness, have been honored to visit this magical place and see the Blue Bird. But this does not mean that other people did not interest it. Everyone who had a real dream, no matter whether it was about their own happiness or about happiness for all people, could feel its help in their life. Luck became their constant companions. Happiness followed them everywhere. Something does not arise out of nothing, therefore the bird only transforms the dream of humanity about selfless happiness into real Happiness and Luck, which it gives to people. The Blue Bird itself, like its Castle, is the embodiment of a dream.

The Blue Bird itself was more beautiful than all the birds that lived on earth. Her plumage shone and radiated light - the light of Good and Hope. And this radiance was given to feathers by people's dreams, and there were just as many feathers as there were people on the earth. Each person had his own feather, and the stronger and brighter the dream, the stronger the person believes in pure happiness, the brighter the feather shone. People for whom the Bird has a feather are happy, and Good Luck does not leave them on the whole life path. Life on earth flowed calmly and joyfully. Magical creatures lived there together with people who helped people not with words, but with their deeds. They all peacefully existed together, and there were no quarrels and wars between them.

But there were people on earth who believed that dreams are nonsense, reality cannot stand dreams. Good luck cannot be expected, it must be conquered, and any paths are suitable for this. Happiness is power and wealth. So they thought, and the feathers of the Blue Bird, which grew at the birth of these people, gradually lost their color and disappeared, and its strength waned. And there were more and more people on the earth who did not want to dream. Like a dangerous disease, their thoughts and words spread all over the planet, and the Blue Bird had less feathers, it became weaker and weaker. And on earth, wars began. Magical creatures left people, and they remained without their support and help. The Blue Bird could no longer bring Happiness and Luck to them, it was dying. Castle of Happiness turned into a light haze swaying in the wind.

And the earth would remain forever miserable, but once a Miracle happened - a man was born on earth. Small and defenseless, it was born, and the Blue Bird grew a new feather. But this always happened - and long ago, new feathers disappeared, barely appearing. But this feather did not disappear - it suddenly shone with a beautiful light, illuminating everything around, and the Blue Bird revived. Let this baby still not have a name, he is not aware of his surroundings, he cannot speak, but he already dreams and believes in Happiness. It and its dream are destined to change the world. And may the Blue Bird bring it good luck in this! .. After all, if a person appeared on Earth who could dream, it’s still not lost, then there will be other dreamers who believe in Happiness and Good Luck, and that means that the beautiful Blue Bird will live.

The continue of The Grand Tour Story :)

This is not an island, but a small continent with its own life. Issue about Madagascar should be the most interesting. And it is not for nothing that the cars of Jeremy, James and Richard look like aliens and are taken from the National Geographic Channel. Because 90% of the unique flora and fauna require 99% of unique cars to survive on this unique land! And of course you have to be unique to get there.

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While the whole Grand Tour team was shooting 45 km from the hotel ...

Secret photos from the place of filming

Jhoan Leong Hongue at a table in a hotel restaurant awaiting a miracle. One of the dishes offered by the hotel ...

Once this island broke away from India, and not from Africa, there are zebu cows and rice grown here, and for breakfast they like French baguettes. But if you go back to rice, then the time here is measured not by hours, but by the time of cooking rice. If it burns, then it does not matter, they make a special drink out of such rice! When invited to visit, they say come to eat rice. Sounds really tasty. And friendly.

And now, the first meeting! Hotel parking ...

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Photo by Jhoan Leong Hongue.

But for Richard, on his pirate "ship" all-terrain vehicle with tires from,..

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... hidden treasures were attracted here. We know a lot about pirate ships, but absolutely nothing about pirate all-terrain vehicles. Jolly Richard sounds quite like Jolly Roger. Is this the beginning of change in Madagascar? In any case, this is a favorite place for sharks. If you only have a thoughts about the ship... In the hardest road ever Richard lost his tires.

It’s a mystery for me what goals James pursues in his racing-looking car ... Perhaps the exotic energy and aura of the island affect him and the slow James decided to just add some speed. Something 'standard'.

Photo by Jhoan Leong Hongue.

Photo by Jhoan Leong Hongue.

Jeremy definitely decided to conquer the red planet on his Bentley Continental Monster, because most of the island's soil is red and given the amazing baobabs, which have 9 species, various chameleons, lemurs, giant spiders with an extremely giant web, iguanas, numerous snakes, red owls, ai-ai with hands with a giant middle finger ... And not one of them is poisonous. All snakes are good creatures. This is a Martian paradise. There are no ungulates, and only Fossa cat-dog as a predator.

Photo by Jhoan Leong Hongue.

Photo by Jhoan Leong Hongue.

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But that's not all! One of the members of the Grand Tour team invites a loyal fan of the show to join their party in honor of the filming in Madagascar at the Princess Bora Hotel. What kindness! A true miracle of beauty ... God bless their heart. It is a real Madagascar with its miracles.

The next day, Jhoan Leong Hongue arrives at Princess Bora Hotel, where the three hosts stayed. It was a real opportunity to talk with them about everything for a long time and, most importantly, to tell that he, as a devoted fan, covered 600 km in order to only see them in reality! It’s so dearly. Jeremy, James and Richard even chatted with dad of Jhoan Leong Hongue through a video call!

On the party...

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Photo by Jhoan Leong Hongue.

It was 38 hours of the best, most powerful, most exciting emotions and this is a real childhood dream on such a distant unique island of Madagascar of one person which came true ... When a dream comes true, in the world always something changes in the direction of the best for everyone. Dreams should come true. That's why we adore Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond for giving us this opportunity. Because they always stay for us dearly and necessary, important persons for those who truly love and appreciate them around the world. They are not indifferent to their fans. It is touching and always amazing.

But why The Grand Tour vehicles were so powerful and mighty?

In Madagascar there is one place, the most dangerous and the most fun and attractive for adventure. Called National Road RN5. 240 km from Soanierana-Ivongo to Maroantsetra. Overcoming her means becoming a hero. It consists of unsteady swamps, in its essence, it is a swamp, of quicksand sands and their terrible ravines with tons of dirt. Roughly rugged with huge holes.

RN 5. Yandex Photo Library

RN 5. Yandex Photo Library

On the RN5 road, each section has its own difficulties. It even has special deviations for driving motorcycles. The most terrible quicksands are insidious when dry and quite overcome, when they are wet. There is a section of road consisting of stones with slippery red clay. But that's not all! The rest of the road is river crossings and only a few of them had bridges. You can cross on rafts, diesel ferries or canoes.

How The Grand Tour crew cars looked after this road

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They plan to repair this road by 2020. But it looks like an incredible promise before the next presidential election.

A shuttle bus runs between Mananara and Tamatave, which eats very slowly and sometimes passengers get out of it and help push the taxi. The fastest and most reliable is a motorcycle taxi (motorcycle taxi). Moto taxis are maneuverable, take place in narrow sections and can be transported on small rafts.

But if you decide on this journey along this road, then you will be rewarded. You will meet the largest lemur, who screams loudly at night and meets his wife and cubs among the greatest and oldest trees of the world, pandanus and tree ferns. The area will impress you with countless lakes, lagoons, estuaries and rivers ... After this route you can find a mysterious city full of wonders, there is a big Madagascar market, many bars where you can even dance and sacred places, as well as amazing ficuses with a prefix religious.

RN 5. Yandex Photo Library

RN 5. Yandex Photo Library

The most amazing thing is that you can go there to overcome an obstacle course using the offer of a local travel agency! And it’s a pity that one day this road will be repaired ... On this travel agency website you can read a lot more about the RS5 National Road route.

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And it was this car that was the first to drive this difficult road ... This car, day and national hero-driver will remain forever the most brave and courageous winners. The locals call this road MAMAY, as Jhoan Leong Hongue said. In Russian countries, Mamay is a terrible, fairy-tale, bearded, hairy and unwashed man who takes naughty children into the forest and keeps them there until they behave well. Russian conclusion, passing this road, you need to behave good yourself!

Photo by Jhoan Leong Hongue.

Photo by Jhoan Leong Hongue.

You can learn a lot more by watching the video about Madagascar on the channel The Grand Tour Fan News. Only here is all the most unique, incredibly interesting and valuable about the most exciting.

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On one of the team’s cars you can see the flag of Madagascar.

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When I saw it, I thought about the flag of my country, Belarus! They are identical, only ours is decorated with a Slavic pattern, meaning wealth and prosperity. My country is also small, like an island in the very center between West and East, it has a completely unique history of the state, which once had the largest territory and power. Where unique, peaceful people live, whose unique president has never left his post and can be re-elected as much as he wants. True, from flora and fauna we only have bison, which are not found anywhere else, the oldest, this is not an American species. We can’t eat them, they are listed in the Red Book and are a symbol of the country.

Did you know that Belarus and Moscow, the capital of Russia, have the same time with Madagascar? Unique. And flags are similar, and location, and time ...

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My own

It became known that the main theme of the release is the pirates and ... their treasures! The crew cars on this trip are very similar to prate's ships...

But there is no greater treasure on these islands than the treasure of Olive-le-Vasser. Once, this one of the most successful and famous pirates captured one of the largest treasures in the history of piracy. It was a Portuguese flagship ship with the Archbishop and Viceroy of Goa, who carried mountains of diamonds (by modern estimates, more than $ 4 million), jewelry, expensive fabrics, furniture, silver and gold bars, dishes, objects of worship, money and much more. Everything was shared on the island of Madagascar. Each got 42 diamonds and 4,000 pounds.

Olive-le-Vasser. Yandex Photo Library

Olive-le-Vasser. Yandex Photo Library

After a very rich booty, the pirates did not abandon their trade. But once, the ship of Olive-le-Vasser. ran aground off the coast of Africa. And then he decided to settle on the island of Madagascar.

(Why did Jeremy tweet James May to go to France to relax? Because in 1642 the island of Reunion became a French colony and they still have French visas, and for breakfast they do not eat exotic baked in a baobab cereal breads, but French baguettes and croissants. This island is only 700 km from Madagascar. )

The governor of Madagascar, having some plans, offered the famous pirate Olive-le-Vasser. and his comrades an amnesty if they moved to Reunion. But instead, the pirates made the island of Sainte-Marie their base and spent another six years doing the favorite thing of accumulating everything that floated by. It all ended very sadly for the famous and so rich pirate Olive-le-Vasser... And a piece of paper left to us from him, thrown into the crowd before the execution with the words: "He who can read this will find my treasures."

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Will three real curious journalists with expert grammar skills and doctoral degrees be able to cope with that scrap of paper? If so, then it will be a Grand Grand Tour show. With an even bigger budget. Or will it all go to the royal museum? Therefore, the most important thing we may not know!

And I can’t finish my story. I know that I always write wastefully much ... I even believe that you read it! I want to tell you more pirate stories of this most amazing place - Madagascar! And a little about the island itself, which Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond visited.

If you are interested in what Jeremy, James and Richard will bring as souvenirs from there, then you can try to guess what. It can be vanilla, which is grown in large quantities on the island. The best fashionable purchase for a wardrobe is limbo, which is sold with instructions on how to wear it. This is a piece of fabric with interesting geometric patterns. It is worn on the belt. And you can not take a limba with inscriptions, because they can be funeral. You can find many cotton T-shirts, American motifs are popular.

Gold, silver and a lot of jewelry are sold at low prices on this island, but not leather and horns and flowers, for which you have to pay a fine at the airport! Interestingly, maybe this real pirate rum will be their main souvenir? Or an unusual regular bracelet mascot for Jeremy, which he loves to purchase on his trips?

And all this can be purchased by barter, as the first conquerors of America once did with the Indians or the inhabitants of Australia. The accepted currency is tobacco, alcohol, tools, rice. In fact, most of the inhabitants of the island do not live very richly. Their salary can be around 1 dollar per day. But at the same time, they spend more money on arranging their tomb than on arranging their home, creating them from stone and decorating with decorative trim. In religion, the majority of the population adheres to the cult of their ancestors, their unique religion. According to which, every 5-7 years, dead relatives are taken out of the tombs, changed clothes and dance with them as if they were alive, believing that death cannot separate them. And no important decision can be made without a local wizard - umbiashi, who knows all the herbs, divines on seeds of fruits and grains of corn.

Umbiashi. Yandex Photo Library

Umbiashi. Yandex Photo Library

Madagasar is very fond of football and popular rugby. From the dishes you can try how they roast nuts at home in coconut oil. And if you try the fruit of the baobab, then it is dry and tasteless. Still there is a lot of coffee and lychee.

Fruit of the baobab. Yandex Photo Library

Fruit of the baobab. Yandex Photo Library

This is the most amazing country in terms of all in a word eco. Here, ecology has no close ties with the ecology of other places on Earth. Here, the forest occupies 40% of the territory, but as on decent Mars, there is a completely uninhabited Lake Tritriva and a real stone forest Tsingzhi du Bemaraha. Like in a fairy tale: the lake cannot be crossed due to the sulfur vapor rising from its surface, and the forest cannot be avoided because of its steep rise.

Here are the terrible spiders of the golden spinner, with a very strong and long thread from which you can create fabrics. One of these fabrics is stored in a local museum. In every Madagascar house you can’t clean the web and kill spiders ... It is sacred. As well as in the countries of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. But if it’s a 10 cm spider, I don’t even know how to live next to it. But killing is definitely not an option. But I couldn’t be able to live with it. Local women weave clothes from the web.

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And night moths drinking the tears of sleeping crocodiles and birds.

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The cockroaches hiss and the hedgehogs are kind of weird.

Madagascar hedgehog. Yandex Photo Library

Madagascar hedgehog. Yandex Photo Library

The most important thing is that the main dream of every resident of Madagascar is to buy its own car ... And people there are very musical and always sing something quietly.

The most frightening thing is that there are still outbreaks of plague and the Ebola virus raged in 2013. But having a race track Eboladrom it seems to me such trifles they can not be afraid.

I wonder if the hosts of the Grand Tour tried the popular makeup of the island of Madagascar, when instead of powder, lipstick and eyeshadow, paint is applied, obtained from wood in the form of a pattern on the body and face. It is especially popular with modern girls of Madagascar. It protects from the sun and insects and improves the skin.

This is James May surviving in Madagascar combining brushing and washing in the open ocean. Smart multi-functional approach.

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In Madagascar's shops you can find even a Big Cola just for Richard Hammond. Did he try it?

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Off the coast of Madagascar is the small island of Nosy Burach or, as usual, Sainte Marie. There are amazing beaches, a luxurious underwater world and opportunities to observe whales, which often appear very close by.

Madagascar, being near to the best trade route along which ship caravans traveled from the East Indies to Europe, became the last and constant refuge of pirates from England, Portugal, France and America. A real pirate city grew up here. Pirates took wives from the local Betsimisaraka tribe, as a result of which there are still descendants of real pirates and adventurers on the island. The people of Madagascar are so unique as the nature around. In themselves, they can combine a large number of nationalities, including the truly Madagascar.

Famous pirates visited William Marie: William Kidd, Robert Calliford, Olive-le-Vasser., Henry Avery, Thomas Tew.

The world's only cemetery with thousands of dead pirates is also located here. There are more than 30 tombstones, although at one time there were at least a hundred. Severe weather conditions with tropical showers washed away the inscriptions and destroyed the stones. Tombstones are decorated with skulls with bones. Names, surnames, nicknames, dates of the life of the deceased, significant events are knocked out here. In the center of the cemetery is a large black tomb, which locals call the last resting place of Captain Kidd. They say that he was buried there in an upright position as a punishment for all sins committed.

The captains lived separately on the small island of Ile-o-Forbana in the gulf of Ambodifotatra. Now it is the largest settlement on the island.

According to rumors, it was here, in the northern part of Madagascar, that the utopian pirate republic of Libertalia existed. And I must tell about this another miracle of the unique island of Madagascar, which showed unprecedented kindness among the harsh and cruel world of pirates of the whole Earth.

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The French Provencal nobleman, Misson, wished to become a sailor, and his father arranged for Misson to meet his long-time friend Mr. de Forben on the ship "La Victoire", which sailed the Mediterranean Sea. In Naples, Misson, at twenty-five, asked permission to travel to Rome to visit ancient monuments. In the Coliseum, he met a young Dominican monk, Caraccioli. They became so friends that the monk decided to go swimming with Misson. Forben took both. The friends began to swim together. They with genuine enthusiasm set about studying marine affairs.

Once, “La Victoire” struck up a battle with the “Winchester”, whose crew all died in a terrible battle. “La Victoire” lost all of its officers and half of the team. Misson and Caraccioli survived. After praying for the departed, Caraccioli delivered a memorable speech, stating that human freedom is sacred. God has given freedom to people to use it. Monarchy, social inequality, the death penalty are crimes against freedom.

As a result of the speech, Misson took command of the ship and all the survivors went in search of freedom, by which everyone understood piracy. But the black flag with the skull was rejected as a symbol of a licentious and dishonorable life. A white flag was hoisted with the image of freedom and the motto: “A Deo a Libertate” (“God and Freedom”). Their flag has become an emblem of honesty and determination. Not a single reproduction of the flag of these champions of freedom has come down to us.

Soon, "La Victoire" captured one English sloop and two Dutch ships. The product was sold in Cartagena (Colombia) without indicating its origin. The motto “God and freedom” did not exclude another, hidden meaning: “Everyone needs to live.” Newly made pirates robbed, but did not commit atrocities. Moreover, the pirates had their own ideology. When in the open sea at the latitude of Guinea they captured a Dutch ship with a cargo of black slaves, Caraccioli explained that it was impossible to resell them as goods. And explaining that even though these people differ from Europeans in black skin, they are created by the existing God and endowed with reason, like us.

Dark-skinned slaves were freed from their chains, clothed and accepted as a team, with the exception of those who asked to be dropped off on the Guinean coast. Now the team began to be called a brotherhood.

The ships of Libertalia. Yandex Photo Library

The ships of Libertalia. Yandex Photo Library

Misson and Caraccioli formulated the Declaration of Human Rights a hundred years before the French Revolution and found the courage to become not only verbal, but also de facto anti-racists and enemies of slavery.

When they circled the Cape of Good Hope, they met an English ship. A battle ensued in which the English captain died. He was buried on the shore, and Misson left the following inscription on his grave: "Here lies a brave Englishman." The English sailors were amazed that they were well treated. They were interested in the ideals of "brotherhood", and they asked for it. A small society, initially composed of Provencal and Italians, grew. Caraccioli was appointed captain of the captured ship, and they moved on. Swimming was interrupted for a while for the following reason.

Ship of Libertalia. Yandex Photo Library

Ship of Libertalia. Yandex Photo Library

Both ships docked to Anjouan (today belongs to France), one of the islands of the Comoros archipelago. In Anjouan, the Queen ruled. Her enemy, the sultan of a neighboring island, was called Moheli. The Queen made every effort to win over the new arrivals, and even married her sister out to Misson. Caraccioli, forgetting the vows of celibacy, married another local resident "of the highest nobility." The remaining sailors followed the example of their leaders: "weddings" became an excuse for the festivities. Festivities continued until the arrival of the troops of the Moheli which were defeated immediately after the landing. Then the champions of freedom decided to go to sea again, but some of them wished to stay.

The part of the crew who remained on the island were given part of their booty to facilitate on-land installation. The wives of the pirates refused to stay on the beach and despite the ban on the woman on board, they went sailing with their husbands. Because the white brotherhood defended its good start and denied that they were pirates.

The Map of Libertalia. Yandex Photo Library

The Map of Libertalia. Yandex Photo Library

Once both ships were attacked by a Portuguese ship that did not pay attention to the white flag and motto. And in a fierce battle, Caraccioli survived, won, but lost his leg, replacing it with a wooden prosthesis. On a captured ship found barrels of gold powder. Pirates bury this treasure in Madagascar. Caraccioli looking like a real pirate has not lost his faith in freedom.

Diego Suaresh Bay in the northern part of Madagascar amazed the whole team with the beauty of the area. Misson drew attention to the fact that the bay with a winding entrance is easy to protect. The place turned out to be deserted. The pirates returned to Anjouan Queen to ask for reinforcements of three hundred men for the service rendered at one time. At this place, the white fraternity began to build a settlement. And Misson made a memorable speech:

- Among us there are French, Italians, English, Dutch, Portuguese, Guineans. Nationality does not count here. From now on, we are all residents of the city of Freedom, which was laid here. We will call it Libertalia, and we ourselves will be called Liberians, which in Latin means “free people”.

Screenshot from the game "Unchanted 4 - Libertalia" for PS 4

Screenshot from the game "Unchanted 4 - Libertalia" for PS 4

Libertalia and its fortifications were built of wood. The city is located on the banks of the rivulet in one of the first bays to the left of the entrance to Diego-Suarez Bay. Peaceful relations were established with the surrounding villages, which made it possible to solve the problem of food.

Misson continued to mine everything necessary to secure and grow the new settlement. Once, after a fierce battle with a Portuguese ship, where he nearly died, he managed to capture a large booty. But on the way back, Missona met a small sloop, over which a black flag suddenly flew up. A tiny pirate, without stealing two ships and their guns, gave a warning shot.

Misson decided to visit a "colleague" and sent a large sloop to him. After half an hour, the captain of the little pirate sloop Tom Tew appeared on La Victoire. Tom began his career as a corsair, and then went into ordinary piracy, which he became famous for. Misson invited him to visit Libertalia.

Screenshot from the game "Unchanted 4 - Libertalia" for PS 4

Screenshot from the game "Unchanted 4 - Libertalia" for PS 4

Part of the liberties changed the maritime profession to agricultural occupations. Around the city appeared maize fields. Herds of cows grazed on lands conquered from the forest. People built houses, set up vegetable gardens, raised chickens. Pubs was opened where alcohol was sold. Paradise, and only. Tew wanted to stay with them, but build his shipyard and sail further into the sea.

The population of the city increased, crafts appeared. The initial anarchist orders no longer met the requirements of an established society. In addition, despite the commonality of interests, linguistic difficulties arose. An attempt to create a common language from a set of French, English, Portuguese and Dutch words did not produce tangible results.

Screenshot from the game "Unchanted 4 - Libertalia" for PS 4

Screenshot from the game "Unchanted 4 - Libertalia" for PS 4

The population was invited to adopt a kind of constitution, which everyone approved. One out of every ten citizens of Libertalia, regardless of nationality, one representative was selected. Elected persons formed the assembly "to develop fair laws for the greatest good of the commune." The city hall building was hastily erected, and the assembly gathered for an eight-day session, at the end of which "a large number of reasonable laws were announced, printed and distributed." In the city of Utopia there were even typographer, as well as printing presses, which were found on some captured ship. One of the laws said that all property and livestock would be equally distributed among all citizens and everyone would receive land that they would cultivate. The commune was turning into a kind of democratic republic, proclaiming social equality. The division of property provoked some protests.

Caraccioli, a spokesperson for Misson, made an exciting speech to the Legislative Assembly, after which the deputies decided that the function of arbitration and decision should be entrusted to one person whose credentials would be confirmed every three years by deputies. This Supreme chapter should be called the Keeper and titled the Highest Lordship. Misson was immediately elected Guardian, Caraccioli - Secretary of State, and Tew - Grand Admiral. Things were going well, new ships were being built, wealth was being grown.

Screenshot from the game "Unchanted 4 - Libertalia" for PS 4

Screenshot from the game "Unchanted 4 - Libertalia" for PS 4

It is hard to say how long this prosperity lasted. But Libertalia disappeared before the last Madagascan pirate, Frenchman La Buz, was executed in 1730, between 1715 and 1720.

What happened?

Once a storm broke the ship of Tew. He was far from the settlement. After several weeks wandering along the coast from one village to another, he saw two sloops with Misson on board with sad news.

Misson said that Aborigines attacked Libertalia. They all burned and massacred. Caraccioli died, and they are probably the only ones who survived. Misson and the team managed to get to the sloops, taking with them a portion of diamonds and bags of gold.

Screenshot from the game "Unchanted 4 - Libertalia" for PS 4

Screenshot from the game "Unchanted 4 - Libertalia" for PS 4

There is nothing left of the city of Utopia. It is a pity that the name of Libertalia, one of the most interesting sociological events in history, is not mentioned either in Greater Larussa, nor in textbooks, nor in encyclopedias. The history of Libertalia could be the subject of an interesting film.

Misson did not survive much of his creation. He drowned during a shipwreck off the coast of Guinea on his way to America, where Tew persuaded him to go. Tew reached New York and lived there for several months in luxury. His popularity grew every day. It was then that he was seen in a carriage with Fletcher, who was sympathetic to him. But life on land seemed Tew monotonous, even if he led the life of a millionaire. He again went to sea and died off the coast of Arabia - the core of the Great Mogul hit his stomach, whose ship he decided to board.

Libertalia was described in the 4th extended edition (1726) of the book of “captain” Charles Johnson (probably one of the pseudonyms of Daniel Defoe), “A General History of the Pirates,” first published in London in 1724. Based on the book, a game was created and board card game.

I think that Jeremy, James and Richard looked at all this and were not afraid of spiders, decided to escape here from the eco problems of the world and the zombie apocalypse in their cars suitable for this. Because the island lives in isolation from the whole world with its full-fledged life. And no one will just go so far behind the brains. This release is supposed to end the season and apparently this bulge will to some extent solve the environmental problems of the world.

Today isn't a usual day.

The 15th of Decembet is a Birthday Day for Jhoan Leong Hongue!

Happy Birthday! I wish you happiness, luck and success to always be with you! May your dreams come true and many more meetings with your beloved heroes come true! I wish you to see the blue bird of happiness once. I wish you a pleasant, fun day full of gifts and congratulations.

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