Kitín Muñoz

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Kitín Muñoz
Born Antonio José Muñoz y Valcárcel
(1958-11-19) 19 November 1958 (age 58)
Sidi Ifni, Morocco
Occupation Navigator, scientist, sociological explorer
Spouse(s) Princess Kalina of Bulgaria (m. 2002)
Children Simeón Hassan Muñoz
Parent(s) Luis Muñoz y Cebrián
Isabel Valcárcel y Muñoz

Antonio José "Kitín" Muñoz y Valcárcel or Kitín Muñoz (born 19 November 1958 in Sidi Ifni, Morocco) is a Spanish navigator, scientist, and sociological explorer.

Life[edit]

Inspired by Thor Heyerdahl, Muñoz made three attempts to cross the Pacific Ocean, two of which failed,[1] and one failed attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean to prove that ancient seafarers sailing in reed boats could have crossed the oceans before the European expeditions of the 15th century.

Kitín Muñoz is also a former member of the elite unit of the Spanish Army the COE´s( now Mando de Operaciones Especiales), a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, and an honorary consul of Morocco.

On 26 October 2002 he married Princess Kalina of Bulgaria, daughter of Simeon II of Bulgaria. The Royal wedding was the subject of a television documentary. Their son, Simeon Hassan Muñoz, was born on 14 March 2007 in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2015, Muñoz, Kalina, and their son were living near Rabat, in Morocco.[2]

See also[edit]

The Viracocha Expedition

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spanish adventurer crosses Pacific in reed boat". CNN. REUTERS. 13 May 1999. Retrieved 21 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Paloma Barrientos, Kalina de Bulgaria, la hermana transgresora de Kardam dated 04.12.2015 at elvonfidencial.com