Crossing


It is known as a journey to any trip or itinerary that involves some type of risk and that is generally related to an adventure. Those who start a trip know that they are exposed to unexpected situations, usually related to weather conditions or ignorance of the terrain.

It applies to the different routes made by people or animals, or even natural agents, as happens with the wind, when it does not blow from the front, but from the sides or perpendicular to the coast.

In general, when we talk about crossings we refer to trips by land, air or sea, although especially those made by airplanes or boats. It is also common to use the word crossing as a synonym for adventure, that is, a journey where risk is involved. Examples: “Christopher Columbus crossed the ocean to discover that the American continent was harsh and dangerous” or “After a long journey through the desert, the Israelites reached the Promised Land.”

In this sense of adventure, by extension, we also apply it metaphorically to other risky situations in our lives or in existence itself: “In the long journey of his life, he had joys but also many moments of intense pain”.

A travel agency can offer a trip through the Amazon jungle that includes activities such as rafting or canopy, wildlife observation and contact with aboriginal tribes, without this implying a real risk for the tourist, since security conditions are controlled. by the company.

In any case, there are crossings that do require a risk, in many cases high, for which it is strictly necessary for tourists to be moderately prepared to avoid catastrophes. The latter are generally called risky or adventure tourism.

In Madrid (Spain) there is a street called “Calle del Reloj” (for having owned a sundial in front of the houses of María de Córdoba and Aragón) that has an urban appendix known as “Travesía del Reloj”, which it goes from Calle del Río to Calle de Fomento. Also in Madrid, in its historic center, and on Calle del Nuncio, is the crossing of the Nuncio, which connects it with Calle de Segovia.

In Argentina, there is a quiet mountain town, bathed by streams, called Travesía, which is located between the city of Merlo (San Luis) and Mina Clavero (Córdoba). It is a tourist corridor that belongs to the department of San Javier, on the coastal highway.