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All photos: Mimi Haddon

My friend Mimi, a talented, LA-based photographer, and her husband, Reynald, recently returned from Japan, where they walked the Nakasendo Way, a historic route connecting Kyoto and Tokyo. I asked her if she wouldn’t mind sharing some images from their trip on WCXC and she graciously agreed.

What follows is Mimi’s description of the trip in an email. Below that is a gallery of her images.

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I just found this clip of what goes down at a fountain at the Sun Temple in Jaipur, India: awesome monkey pool parties.

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Here’s another video from High Beam, this time showing how to make Masala Chai, the Indian take on British tea. The recipe includes fresh ginger, ground cardamom, clove, cinnamon, orange pekoe tea, and an infectious, 60s-Bollywood soundtrack.

Try it with organic milk and spring water and get ready to dance around your kitchen. Read the rest of this entry »

Did you develop a taste for Vietnamese coffee after visiting Southeast Asia but now can’t quite remember quite how to make it? Well, San Francisco-based production company, High Beam has a video that can help you out.

If you happen to live in the Bay Area, check the Vimeo link for stores which offer all the equipment and ingredients.

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In 1955, six Oxford and Cambridge students set out to travel overland from London to Singapore. The 18,000 mile journey would be the first of its kind. Never before had such a long and difficult route been driven to completion. Men had attempted the London to Singapore route before, making it as far as the middle eastern deserts or the Indian plains, but the mountainous jungles of Assam and Burma had previously thwarted all efforts. In fact, the route was thought to be impassable. Read the rest of this entry »

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What is it like to take the bus from Kathmandu to Dolakha through the mountains of Nepal? This video gives an idea. The uploader wrote that the 90-mile bus ride took 16 hours.

No winch to get up the hills? 40 people and a rope should do the trick.

This video details the last ten years of Land Rover’s involvement with the Camel Trophy. It’s 90 minutes of non-stop action beginning in 1989 with Defender 110s in the Amazon to Freelanders driving across Tierra del Feugo in 1998. In all of the other years the Discovery features prominently. Enjoy.

Scott Brady, founder Expedition Portal and publisher of the Overland Journal, headed out last month on a two-year trip he and his team are calling Expeditions 7, in which they’ll cover some of the most historically significant overland routes on each of the seven continents, including Antarctica. They recently arrived at the Arctic Ocean, on the first leg of their trip. Read the rest of this entry »


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Canadian video editor Luc Bergeron sampled almost 180 clips to create this 4-minute trip around the world. He mated the fast-paced, quick-cutting footage to a haunting song called “Wolf” by the Swedish sister duo, First Aid Kit.

The resulting piece, Welcome to Earth, is remarkably beautiful and will almost certainly spark the urge to travel.

Clicking the still image above or the title link will take you to a page where you can watch the video. It’s definitely full-screen worthy.