Pathfinders: video of the month, July 2018

Green rice terraces, with Fansipan Mountain in the background © Ratnakorn Piyasirisorost / Getty Images. Inexperienced rice terraces, with Fansipan Mountain within the background © Ratnakorn Piyasirisorost / Getty Pictures.

Each month, we curate the most effective weblog posts, movies and Instagrams from our Lonely Planet Pathfinders. This month we’ve acquired a double instalment of their greatest movies, as we function our prime picks from June and July.

First up is Daniel Clarke of Dan Flying Solo, who takes us on a visit to Mauritius.

Mauritius shocked me in so some ways; the island has a lot extra than simply stunning seashores to supply. From lush climbing routes that result in hidden waterfalls, to fascinating tea plantations and enjoyable rum distilleries, Mauritius blew me away!’

So many causes to go to Mauritius – Dan Flying Solo

Why we prefer it: It’s nice to see a vacation spot difficult views and Dan’s action-packed video definitely exhibits viewers simply how a lot there may be to do and see in Mauritius past the seashores. Dan has creatively pieced collectively all kinds of footage on this montage (we will solely think about the reels of footage he returned residence with!) creating one fast-paced, thrilling take a look at this inviting island.

Subsequent up is Mark Hadj Hamou with a cinematic montage of Vietnam.

It’s concerning the journey, not the vacation spot – a saying that has by no means rung more true for me than once I was travelling via Vietnam. My trusty highway warrior Charlie and I launched into a 5500km drive via the nation, masking its lush countryside, iconic sights and energetic cities. We had the journey of a lifetime.

The nice journey, Vietnam – Mark Hadj Hamou

Why we prefer it: From massive landscapes and sweeping drone footage to a timelapse of the bustling cityscape, this video paints a vivid image of Vietnam. Mark has additionally discovered some thrilling artistic methods to transition from phase to phase, such because the animated Vietnamese dong word coming alive (at 01:36) which helps information the viewer via every a part of his journey.

Maintain your eyes peeled on our Thorn Tree discussion board the place we’ll submit the following submission call-out. Discover out what else our Lonely Planet Pathfinders are as much as by trying out the Pathfinders video playlist and don’t overlook to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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