Category Archives: Video

Miniserie showcase cities of the world

See the world’s greatest cities through the eyes of the BBC reporters who live there. This amazing miniserie showcase some of the more interesting cities around the world. If you are planning a city holiday then this is a must see. A perfect intro-guide to a new world.

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My favorite city is Mahe in the Seychelles.

Click on any link below and divulge in the smartly made video. Which city is your favorite?

CapeTown
Ho Chi Minh City
Hong Kong
Istanbul
Odessa
Sao Paulo
Beirut
Mumbai
Sydney
Rio de Janeiro
St Petersburg
Mexiko City
Singapore
New York
Johannesburg
Vancouver
London
Dubai
Moscow
Shanghai
Berlin
Seoul
Madrid
Bangkok
Venice beach, California

Escape reality in Slab City

The ramshackle community, which according to one resident is owned by the State of California teacher’s union, takes its name from the giant concrete slabs it is built on. The alternative community is now home to almost 2,000 people include jobless and financially struggling recession refugees who can no longer pay for food and housing. A hundred or so are permanent residents.

Check out this documentary depicting this refugee camp for those that want to live an alternative life-style – the last place in the US for living free.

The concrete is all that’s left of the World War II training camp where a group of servicemen decided to stay put after it was decommissioned at the end of the war.

Best in-flight safety videos ever

Air New Zealand is trying to position its company as a “high-energy airline” and in doing so feature below in-flight safety video before take off. The video shows Richard Simmons together with attractive, diverse, impeccably groomed flight attendants.  The spot was produced by by .99, Air New Zealand’s chief creative agency.

Below you find Virgin’s take on making an amusing in-flight video. The video has a MTV feel to it.

Rainforest in Costa Rica by Ski-lift

Like all Central American countries, Costa Rica is considered part of a biodiversity hotspot. According to the INBio, about 4.5% of the world’s biodiversity can be found in Costa Rica. The country is noted for its national park system, administered by SINAC (Sistema Nacional de Areas de Conservacion, or “National System of Conservation Areas”). This agency oversees the 26 national park, and more than 160 protected areas in Costa Rica. The other types of protected areas in Costa Rica are National Wildlife Refuges, Biological Reserves, Protection Zones, and Absolute Nature Reserves. Together the protected areas comprise over one-fourth of Costa Rican territory.

When I was in Costa Rica I found my way into one of these protected Rainforests. I was very excited prior to this nature hike and loaded up with plenty of water, sturdy walking shoes and a mindset that it would be rough walking in very hot weather. The Rainforest package cost 55 dollars.

When the bus stopped at the reserve in Jaco on the east coast of Costa Rica I got very, very disappointed. The hike turned out to be a Ski-lift system for one hour, a short paved walk among plants for 30 minutes and a souvenir shop.

Beach in Jaco and Claritas Hotel

One of the better beaches for surfing and relaxing in Costa Rica is Jaco Beach. Below you find a short video showing the beach and one of the more charismatic hotels, Claritas. Claritas is well known as its both on the cheaper side (60 US dollars per room) and a local hang out for both Johns and their paid women.

Jacó is a coastal city, in the county of Garabito in Costa Rica’s Puntarenas province. Located in the Central Pacific Region, on the pacific coast of Costa Rica. Jacó is approximately one hour by car from San José and one hour North of Manuel Antonio National Park. Jaco has a population of apx. 10,000 residents.

Wicked Camper review

One of the more popular campers to hire in Australia is the Wicked Camper from the company Wicked. We spent one month in one of these beauties and had a great time travelling from Arlie Beach in Queensland to Sydney. Below you find our review. If you want to read more about different camper companies in Australia we have summarised some information in this article.

I hate the way I sound when I speak English but here goes.

Surfing a Tsunami wave

The dude in this video must be mental. The wave is so huge that if he would fall then death is not a maybe, it is certain.  If I ever would be handed the opportunity to head into a wave this big I would want a billion dollars wired to my bank account before attempting to ride a mtf like this.

Surfing Kangaroos on Pebbly beach

Pebbly beach in New South Wales, Australia is famous for one thing – surfing Kangaroos. Thousands of tourists flock this spot along the eastern coast to see these Australian icons. Unfortunately sighting a Kangaroo here is rare and seeing them surf is just as likely as winning the state lottery.
Other attractions in this area include: Burril and Tabourie Lake, Bawley Point, Kioloa and Durras.
If you do not believe in miracles and wish to spend your time doing some other activity than watching Roos then you can go dolphin watching in Jervis Bay or see the ruins at Cape St George Lighthouse.

Happy New Year!

Gott Nytt År! Glückliches Neues Jahr! Boldog új évet!
From our camping site in Sea Spray, Victoria we wish you all happy new year.  In two hours we will join the rest of the camping resort down on the beach to be one of the first countries in the world to celebrate the new year. We hope that 2011 will be an amazing year filled with joy, love and adventure for us all. Let us remember the good times from 2010 and learn from the bad.
Big Hugs from Down Under!

A massive fireworks display took place in Sydney with some 6 tons of explosives sent up around around the famous Harbour bridge. People have lined up since 6 am to get a good view-point from one of the open  public spaces around Harbour bridge.  An estimated 2 million people gathered around the fireworks display. In Australia its prohibited, unlike in Sweden, for people to possess and send of their own fireworks.

A special message to Franco Fedeli: Its time to let go and move on with your life in a more positive direction. Your aim should be to leave this world with a happy soul knowing you did the right thing.  Read more about Franco Fedeli.

The after-party Karaoke

Is it a good idea to go and sing Karaoke after a party that involved food and drinks in great quantities? Well, we sure did think so!

As many know I usually do not drink alcohol, and to emphasize why I do not we post this informative video showing me singing “No Woman No Cry” for all to enjoy. Bob Marley I am truly sorry for killing your song. Annika who shot the video decided that we give it the  title Do Not Drink And Karaoke. Its really enough that you see this video, you do not need to tell your friends.

Karaoke is the number one option when you seek entertainment in Japan. The Karaoke centres are huge and very high-tech. In every room you get a wireless remote for your song selection (all buttons in Japanese) and a huge catalogue with hundreds of songs in both Japanese and English. As you enter you get to choose a drink and you are given a small basket with your room number and microphones. In the room you find instruments free to use. Most videos that are displayed on the multiple screens in the room show Japanese versions of the original music video. When you are in the room make sure to check the time once in a while since it really flies when you are having so much fun.