Summary: Videoblog of travel videos from around the World.
Click to Play I was invited up the Longyearbyen which is an island in the Svalbard region about 500 miles from the North Pole for the 3rd annual North Pole Rock Paper Scissors Classic. Getting the chance to go dogsledding in such a wonderful location has got to be one of the great experiences of my life. Ã Ã
Watch the video Been a little busy of late and have not been posting too many videos. Here is the main reason why. Little Thea Audrey Walker arrived January 12th, 2007 and she is the sweetest litttle thing. This is just a quick 30 second video to introduce her to the World.
Watch the video Chapter 1 - I feel like a rock n' roll chick Andrea couldn't decide where we should have our wedding: Canada or the Czech Republic. Each option provided various levels of benefits and challenges. So we came to the conclusion that the best course of action was to elope in New Zealand since we had already planned a trip there. We also decided to vlog our wedding as best as we could (which is a rather hard thing to do when you are busy getting...well...married) so all of our family and friends could see what we missed. I have finally finished putting the video together, so over the course of 15 episodes, you are invite to be a part of our celebrations. Hope you enjoy our experience.
Watch the videoRide of our Lives: If you have never taken a helicopter ride, you really should.
Watch the videoChapter 03. An odd turn of events What brought us to New Zealand in the first place was, believe it or not, a Rock Paper Scissors Promotion that was being staged by New Zealand Telecom. As the authors of the book "The Official RPS Strategy Guide" and the leaders of the World RPS Society, we often get invited to travel to some fun places. So my partner/brother also became the one and only 'invited guest' to our elopement (although he didn't find out about it until after we all had arrived). Anyway, perhaps the most surreal experiences in my life occoured in this elevator while Doug was doing a Radio interview on some morning talk show. It proved quite difficult for all of us to keep a straight face, but it is goofy moments like these that makes life such a wonderful ride. TOTAL TIME: 2:12min
Watch the videoChapter 4 - So here we are, going to get married The reality of our next steps really started to take hold in the car on the way to heli-port. Andrea just wanted to make sure that she read the vows correctly and as can be seen at the end of the video, I am looking a little like a deer caught in headlights. Total time: 1:24min
Watch the videoChapter 2 Honey, hold on... Not too much I can say about this short clip, but I thought it was a rather funny little moment. So I will just remind myself about how great Andrea looked in this beautiful day at the Hermitage Hotel in New Zealand which overlooks the country's most famous mountain: Mt Cook. She is wearing what we called her yeti jacket with her dress and those crazy boots. All these preperations will come in handy with where we are headed
Watch the videoWith the realization of the steps we were about to take, I think it is totally clear (if you look at our facial expressions ) that we did not hear a word of the safety briefing. In one ear and out the other.
Watch the videoLast part of the car ride to the hellpad and Doug leaves Andrea with a bit of perspective on the importance of the wedding vows.
Watch the videoTaking Off After not being able to pay attention to the Safety lesson, it was time to get on board. If getting married is not sureal enough then hoping in a chopper to forever change our lives together certainly was. The view all around was spectacular.
Watch the videoWould You Repeat After Me Andrea's biggest fear of saying the vows properly which turned out to be no issue at all, especially with a little video editing.
Watch the video Part 2 of my visit to some castle ruins in the Czech Republic.
Changing gears here a bit in this post. Instead of traveling around the world, I figure it is time to turn the camera on the place that I live: the Czech Republic. This is a video I shot last summer on an excursion I made with my wife's family to a couple of castle ruins about 40 minutes outside of Prague. The Czech Republic is littered with at least 1000 castles. I much prefer visiting the ruins, becuase they are generally more open, as opposed to the important castles that you must take a tour. Watch the Video quicktime 21.4 megs
Walking around Kathmandu, I saw two boys engaging in a game of old school marbles. I loved that their board incorporated the geography of their surroundings. Boys Play Marbles 6.1 megs Quicktime 1:07 min.
The craziness of Kathmandu seems all that much more visible through a cab ride. After spending a couple of weeks in Tibet, the food here was a great change. Kathmandu Taxi Ride 12.5 megs Quicktime 2:21 min.