ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

My trips around the world (2)

Updated on January 30, 2011

My trips around the World Two

Age 22 to 26,
I was the first full time sand sculptor in the modern times, Won my first sand sculpture world champion in 1982 then won 4 more afterwards.

Worked in difference countries world wide, in order to move on traveling. Traveled every part of Mexico, Canada and USA, except for Yukon, NT and Alaska.

In Southern Mexico visited a 300 all family tribe members, who were all inbreed by incest, all members of the family had these long noses.

In San Blas, I had 3 machines guns ready and cocked at me in an assumed drug raid, had nothing on me.

Swam with kids, wail crocodiles sun them selves on the banks. Skin drove and touched dolphins, turtle’s moray ells and sharks.

The USA and Columbia are the most dangerous in general. In Columbia our bus was stage coach robbed and I came out OK.

Got mugged by three guys coming out of a bank. I beat up these thieve to get back my passport back because with out my passport the Police would have beaten me up much worst.

A Custom man stoled my camera wails laughing at me; Strapped around him was machine gun and with a key, claiming it was not the right one for the locked valt in which he had my camera in.

Age 27 to 35
By now, traveled 80 counties
circled the world 3 times I met with many major politicians including presidents and premieres, plus many beautiful people, Got married, had a daughter kept touring the world in sand, ice, snow, and multi media film fix and museum sculptures.

Built sand sculpture up to 67 ft. tall, 70,000 tons and snow playgrounds span 3 acre. Worst vandals are birds.

Traveled more of Centro and South America and survived few war zones areas.

Petted a tame tiger and lion as they licked my hands. Hugged and kissed monkeys and parrots everyday for 2 months. Chase by a Komodo dragon, swamp by thousands of bugs,

Almost hit by a few local buses. Traveled with many farm animals sitting around me on buses, one goat kept staring at me for a few hours straight, chicken were on string. Taught English even though I don’t speak English well myself.

Age 36 to 55
Taught sand sculpting everywhere, competed everywhere
like in Russia, America, Europe, South America and a few time in China where they treat you like a rock stars. Ate in a China restaurant where all the food is sculptured.

Slept in 5 different Ices Hotels, by far the largest one of all is in Sweden. You spend the night on an ice bed, eat on ice plate on an ice table, drank from ice glasses and watched the northern lights.

Total – traveled 94 countries to date. All in all, nobody or animals were harmed, yet did eat a lot of strange animals. Only one cracked finger nail to show for it. Never touch a prostitute yet tour a few brothels. Never cheated on a woman, although worshiped a few and visited many of the most beautiful creatures and places on earth.

Greatest moment ever, first born child, first world championship and sex (not telling), My sculptures, daughter and travel are the only things that will be for sure continued, maybe until age 100. Today, building my own eco village in Belize

Please ask any question you like.



    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Castlepaloma profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Toronto, Canada


      I might if I was as fine a writer as penny.


    • C.V.Rajan profile image


      7 years ago from Kerala, India

      I agree with penny. "The experiences and the people you have met must be able to fill hundreds of books!"

    • pennyofheaven profile image


      7 years ago from New Zealand

      Yes I do agree.

    • Castlepaloma profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Toronto, Canada


      For sure, be open and they will appear

    • pennyofheaven profile image


      7 years ago from New Zealand

      Oh I have fabulous friends like you who inspire me! Inspiration also comes in the strangest of places haha.

    • Castlepaloma profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Thanks Penny

      Been so busy, these hub pages are a great place to record and reflect ON many experiences. How do you come up with great stuff?

    • pennyofheaven profile image


      7 years ago from New Zealand

      What a fascinating life you have had and are having. Filled with adventures that some of us can only dream about. The experiences and the people you have met must be able to fill hundreds of books! How I adore that you have a diverse range of experiences that you are able to recapture from time to time. The good the bad and all the lessons much be so enriching! Wonderful hub! Thank you!

    • Castlepaloma profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Alright, doing new things.

      Thank you

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Nice article Paul,

      How are things going. Charlie......


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)