Portraits of Asia continues with a journey to one of the last hidden gems of the world. A place where prayer flags flap in the wind. Where the crisp and clear glacial rivers flow cold and fast. A place shrouded in mystery. Somewhere time has forgotten… The Kingdom of Bhutan!
Until recently Bhutan was essentially cut off from the rest of the world. A place most people have never heard of and even fewer have experienced. Whether you choose to trek the himalayas; Immerse yourself in the local Buddhist culture; Interact with the locals; And much, much more. You’ll be left with a lasting impression. An appreciation for a simpler life, a simpler time.
To take you on this epic journey, we have selected Kadinchey by Nick Bertke. A short but beautiful movie that’ll give you a glimpse of what life is like in Bhutan. But, being as off the beaten path as it is, there just isn’t one film you can watch. Do a bit of searching, see what you can find. Share your favorites with us.
We are pleased to present part five of our series Portraits of Asia. This time we’re taking you to… Cambodia!
To bring this place to life we have chosen — Cambodia by properniceinnit. A lovely short video, featuring beautiful sights, great sounds, it’s full on Cambodia! More than just a visit to Angkor Wat, it will take you on a whirlwind tour of this amazing South East Asian paradise. From temples, to white sand beaches, to the street life of Phnom Penh and much, much, more.
If it screams Cambodia, this video will take you there. And for those of you who’ve already been, get ready to be taken right back!
It’s here! Part four of Portraits of Asia features one of the best destinations in the world… Vietnam! To introduce this beautiful country we’ve selected a great short video, by one of our favorite film makers- A Taste of Vietnam by The Perennial Plate.
Almost a right of passage for a foodie. The french infused asian flavors of Vietnam will tease your taste buds. But it’s not only about the food. With mile after mile of lush, green, jungle covered mountains; endless white sand beaches; fast paced cities; friendly people; tons of history, and much, much, more. Vietnam will be a shock to the senses!
Hop on the back of a motor bike for a ride through the orchestrated chaos that is driving in Ho Chi Minh City. Get lost in the small alleys of the old quarter of Hanoi. Enjoy a bowl of Pho on a street corner. Head to the tropical beaches of Nha Trang. Witness the natural beauty and grandeur of the rice terraces of Sa Pa and the limestone bluffs of Ha Long Bay. The list could go on and on.
Rather than reading about Vietnam, spend under four minutes and let the love affair begin… And don’t forget to tell us what you think!
Hope everyone enjoyed yesterday’s video, Namaste India, as much as we did. We’re following up with a visit to one of our favorite, and definitely one of the more off the beaten path places in the world, Laos!
With what seems like endless lush jungle covered mountains. Only broken by small villages of bamboo huts; bright green rice patties; big rivers; more water buffalos than cars. And with french colonial influences everywhere you look. Beauty abounds!
To take you on this epic journey we are pleased to feature- In Asia - Episode 3 - Laos by Vincent Urban. Part three in a lovely series of videos shot in S. E. Asia, each one worthy of our list. Spend five minutes and gain a perspective on what life is like in this little corner of the planet.
Stay tuned as Portraits of Asia continues tomorrow. Lots of great videos to come… Tell us what you think!
I know we promised Social@TripStory would be our social hub, and I know recently we’ve been slacking on the frequency of new posts, but all that ends now. We are pleased to introduce a new series of posts; Portraits of Asia!
For the next couple of weeks we’ll be posting some of our favorite videos of Asia. From Bali to India, from Sri Lanka to Bhutan. We’ve put together a list of videos that will take you from one corner of Asia to the other and back again!
We’ve been to many of these places, others are on our bucket list. They have many things in common- they’re all beautiful; unique; and special! And they all scream… Asia! If you’ve never been, these videos will take you there. Get the juices flowing, let the dreaming begin. If you’ve already been, this will take you right back!
Hope you enjoy and happy travels!
Alan & Brian, TripStory Team
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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It’s been a while since we posted anything, so here is a little nepal photo set to tease your appetite…
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Teluk Kalong | Redang, Malaysia