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Hello and welcome to our sixth and likely final video dump. This one covers our time in Southeast Asia: Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. Enjoy!
First, here are two more videos of the
election night celebration in Mandalay, Myanmar:
VIDEO Click here to watch the first video of the election night celebration
VIDEO Click here to watch the second video of the election night celebration
Thingyan (New Years celebration / water fight) stage in Yangon:
VIDEO Click here to watch the video of the Thingyan water fight
And now, a "graduation" party we came across where some novice Buddhist monks were celebrating finishing their time at the monastery:
VIDEO Click here to watch the video of the novice monks celebrating
A few seconds of peace with a butterfly patch in a field in northern Laos:
VIDEO Click here to watch the video of XXX
The Vietnamese love their caged birds, and here's one with a unique skill:
VIDEO Click here to watch the video of a bird doing backflips
Finally, here's some fodder for the pub quiz: Hanoi has the world's largest ceramic mosaic. Here's a section of it (with bonus motorbikes and assorted street traffic):
VIDEO Click here to watch the video of the mosaic mural
It's time for another round-up of videos we took that didn't quite make it into our posts. This one will cover India and Nepal. Enjoy!
our first stop in India, an aerial view of the madness at the Howrah flower market in Kolkata
VIDEO Click here to see the video from the Howrah flower market
Next, some young Nepali men on the street rocking out on traditional fiddles in
VIDEO Click here to see the video of the fiddlers
Then a few peaceful moments of Tibetan Prayer Flags flying above Pelling,
VIDEO Click here to see the video of the prayer flags flying
And a few more peaceful moments from
our pre-dawn boat ride on the Ganges River in Varanasi
VIDEO Click here to see the video of the boatride
Moving on to Nepal, a panorama from the best viewpoint on
our five-day trek
VIDEO Click here to see the video of a view from the hike
And finally, some rather inebriated gentlemen dancing in the street at
Holi in Pokhara.
VIDEO Click here to see the video of the drunk people partying
We loved Tanzania, and found so many parts of it so photogenic that inevitably took too many videos (is videogenic a word?), so here's another dump of those videos that didn't make their way into any of our posts.
One video of the adorable chimpanzees of Gombe Stream National Park:
VIDEO Video Dump 3: Argentina, South Africa
Whoops, it's been a little too long since we went back and found all the videos that didn't make their way into a blog post, so this round-up takes us all the way back to the end of our South America leg, and into the beginning of our Africa leg!
First, a huge drum troupe walking through the streets of our Buenos Aires neighborhood, preceded by a gaggle of blissful dancers:
VIDEO Click here to see a video of the drummers and dancers
Next, a group of Bolivians showing off a traditional dance at the Mataderos street fair:
VIDEO Click here to see a video of the Bolivian dancers
Moving over to Africa, here's a quick view of Cape Town's famed Table Mountain being covered by its "tablecloth":
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Here are a few videos we've taken that haven't found their way into our last few posts.
First, the most pigeons we've ever seen, at Plaza Murillo in La Paz Bolivia. Also, there were people selling bags of corn with signs saying something like: "Sterilization: instead of a cruel death". We think they irradiate the corn to make the pigeons infertile, but we're all ears on other explanations.
Next, lots of beautiful and weird scenery from the Southwest Bolivia trip:
While we put the finishing touches on our next and last Galapagos post (and a few other goodies we're working on for you), here are some videos we've taken on the trip. Uploading videos takes a long time and a lot of patience with the hostel and cyber cafe Internet connections we've been forced to use, so while we'd love to upload videos faster so that we can include them in the post where we're talking about the subject matter, it won't always be possible and we might have to resort to a video dump like this at times when our Internet connection is more reliable.
You can always view all our videos on the
butforthesky youtube page.
Here is a video of an exhibit at Bogota's gold museum. We were in a round, enclosed room with the walls covered in ancient gold artifacts. For about 3-5 minutes, lights lit up and then dimmed again around the room, above and below us, and the sound of pre-Colombian priests chanting came from all sides.
Here's a silly little video I took of people waiting in line for the funicular to descend Monserrate in Bogota.
Here's a few seconds of our open-air jeep ride with around 12 other people from the Valle del Cocora back to Salento, Colombia.
And finally, here is a video of the daily migration of marine iguanas on the beach on Isabela island in the Galapagos. Every afternoon, hundreds of iguanas made this trek from the safety of the ocean to the porches and walls of our hostel. By all moving at once, and gathering in just a few spots, the young are safer from introduced predators such as dogs and rats.