Columbus, Drake, Cook, Livingston, Cousteau and other famous male travelers… In this list, as in many others, it would seem that there is no place for women. No matter how. After all, the fair sex can do everything. Stand at the helm, cross the oceans or conquer mountain ranges alone – they can do anything.
First woman to venture around the world. It happened in 1766. The Frenchwoman Jeanne was so drawn to the blue expanses that she decided to change sex for a while, dressing in men’s clothes and introducing herself with a different name. Only in this way could Barre become a member of the crew of the respected Admiral Louis Antoine de Bougainville.
Sources describe the moment of exposing the girl in two ways. Some claim that the natives on the island of Tahiti solved the secret of Jeanne. Others are sure that the scientist Commerson initially knew the whole truth, because Barre was his mistress. But when the rest of the crew found out about the embarrassment, Jeanne’s stay on board turned out to be a real problem. The sailors constantly tried to encroach on the honor and dignity of the only woman on the ship. Barre returned to France on another ship. Her name went down in history forever: the girl showed a far from feminine character, courage and courage, trying with all her might to fulfill her dream.
The story of how the daughter of a priest at one moment decided to change her fate. In defiance of her parents, Alexandra married a young scientist Grigory Potanin and went after him, literally, to the other side of the world. For 17 years, together with her husband, the woman explored Central Asia, studied the life and traditions of the Mongolian, Buryat, Chinese peoples, reflecting on the role of women in the family and science.
Potanina is the author of numerous books, essays, articles, and also one of the first members of the Imperial Geographical Society. After studying the biography of Alexandra, the language will not turn to say that the fair sex has no place in science. Potanina impresses with her intellect, like these 11 smartest women on the planet.
The American reporter threw her first challenge to the world and men when she chose an atypical direction in journalism for women – investigations. The girl published revealing articles under the pseudonym Nellie Bly. But some texts were not enough for her. Bold and fearless Nelly decided to bring to life the plot of the famous novel by Jules Verne and go around the globe in 80 days. Bly not only repeated the route of the hero of the work, but even surpassed it. It took her 72 days to travel around the world. Nelly spoke about her travels in the New York World newspaper. Moreover, the girl interviewed Jules Verne, the writer who inspired her on the expedition.
This heroine was so bored with everyday life that she went on an expedition, leaving three children and her husband at home. To travel around Europe and North America, Annie chose a bike that she could hardly control. And all this for the sake of winning the bet. Two respected men bet that no woman could match Thomas Stevenson’s record and travel the globe in 15 months. Annie took these words as a challenge. Her circumnavigation was more like a show than a serious expedition. The traveler gave interviews, handed out her photo with autographs, and became a real star. She returned with a broken arm and a big win.
Having ventured on the journey, Rosie was not looking for benefits for herself – she participated in a charity marathon. For 5 years of running, she collected and donated more than 250 thousand pounds to help orphans in Russia. The journey across the world was not easy. Rosie was hit by a car, broke her hip, nearly died of dehydration and starvation. The round-the-world marathon is far from the first achievement of this strong woman. She has already crossed the Atlantic Ocean and twice took part in the “Sand Marathon”.
Would you dare to go around the world? After watching these 100 films, you will definitely have a great desire to travel.