Video Snapshot: Budapest to Vienna
Where in the World are the Misadventurists? Cities of the World Edition!
The Misadventurists are in a European city. See if you can guess which one, based on the clues presented in the video! If you think you know the answer, post in the comments!
Video: Chasing Waterfalls, Nong Khiaw, Laos
The final video in our Laos triptych, in which the Misadventurists visit small villages and sample the local moonshine, hike along rivers and waterfalls, and generally make the most of their remaining days in the North of this beautiful country. Enjoy and be sure to Subscribe to this Site and to our YouTube channel to get email updates, or if you are a WordPress member, posts as soon as they are uploaded!
Video Postcard: Muang Ngoi, Laos
In this Video Postcard, The Misadventurists chill in the riverside town of Muang Ngoi after their hair-raising experience on the Nam Ou. They hike to a cave where villagers hid during bombing raids during the Vietnam War and bicycle into the countryside to visit a small hamlet of just 200 people, where an exciting game of kataw is underway. Enjoy!
VIDEO: Adventures on the Nam Ou River
Greetings fellow Misadventurists! In this brand new video – part 1 of 2 videos featuring Northeastern Laos – Stax and Beej (a.k.a. the Misadventurists) run into a bit of a snag (actually, several of them) while barrelling down the Nam Ou River.
Starting from the riverside town of Muang Khua, we cruise down to within spitting distance of the roadless village of Muang Ngoi, a charming town only accessible by 4WD or (more commonly) by river. That’s when we experience a little bit of engine trouble…. Enjoy!
VIDEO: Hanoi to Cat Ba Island!
BRAND NEW VIDEO: Hanoi to Cat Ba Island! We travel by bus, boat and motorcycle through the wild karst mountains of this beautiful island on the southern shore of the famous Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. Here’s the result.
Video: Riding the Hai Van Pass
On the road from Da Nang City to Hoi An on Vietnam’s central coast lies one of the most stunning road passes in the world: the Hai Van Pass, beloved by motor enthusiasts. Beej and Stax (a.k.a, the Misadventurists) couldn’t pass up the chance to tackle the pass (and learn a little bit about history, and pig grooming, along the way!)
All filming by Stacy Libokmeto with Canon EOS 60D. Music by M83, Gordon Lightfoot and Hans Zimmer (full credits in the end titles).
PHOTO/VIDEO ESSAY: Sunset at Cam Ranh, Vietnam
One of the highlights of any trip to Vietnam is the trip up the Central Coast from Mui Ne to Nha Trang.
While there are several tourist attractions along this route, the biggest draw is simply the chance to be out in the natural beauty of this coastline. A storm had just passed through when we began this motorbike trip south of Nha Trang, hence the crazy cloud action.
All photos and videos below were taken on Cam Ranh beach at magic hour and near sunset. Shot by us with Canon EOS 60D and Panasonic Lumix GH3.
PHOTO/VIDEO ESSAY: Motoring Bokor NP, Cambodia
Here’s another Video Snapshot for our beautiful followers.
Bokor Mountain Hill Station in Kampot province, Cambodia, was built by the colonial French as a resort for their brass at the top of a 3,200 ft peak in the Elephant Mountains.
In the next decades various occupiers used the run-down shell as a strategic outpost to spy for invaders along the Gulf of Thailand to the south. Then the place was simply abandoned, left to be overgrown by thick jungles and surrounded by one of the most diverse arrays of plant and animal species in Cambodia.
But market forces and profit motives made this Edenic state short-lived. Illegal poaching and logging decimated the thick highland old-growth forests and native species like big cats and elephants.
And recently Cambodia’s oil and gas giant Sokimex Investment Group, with it’s Sokha resorts, announced a plan that will lay waste to the rest. The energy monopoly, in league with the government, bought 10% of the land atop the mountain (making the “National Park” moniker meaningless) building roads and vast parking lots for a gigantic private hotel/casino complex that will be the largest in Cambodia.
So far only the Thansavour Hotel is open, so if you want to experience the park with only minimal traffic jams and litter, your time is now: large swathes of rather spooky jungle, plus the impressive multi-cascading Popokvil Falls, are still accessible for now.
(Warning: we strongly recommend hiring a cheap local guide if you would like to do any off-road hiking – unexploded land mines from the Khmer Rouge era still litter the hillsides. Only a local with experience will know which forest trails are safe!)
Enjoy the video and watch for more updates soon!