Here’s a little selection of video content, from ourselves and also from third parties, if we like what they’ve done.
We’ll continue adding here in the coming months.
YouTube and Vimeo are packed with all sorts of vids that people have taken as they pass through places, but these two – from Sergio Tittarini – really caught our eye as they detail people as well as places. Its always the people that one remembers from a trip more than even the most incredible landscape. The first is about Bukhara:
And the second is about Samarkand:
Next up is a lovely little film showing the route done into the Pamirs from central Tajikistan. You get a good idea of the kind of landscapes along this stretch of the Amu Darya River as it twists along the Afghan border.
Here’s a short video we made – shot and edited by Charlotte Armitage – about our Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan 2016 motorcycle trips:
We LOVE this little film, shot by Jorgo Kokkinidis. So beautifully filmed and edited – small wonder this had 12,000 views in its first 8 days online!
Here’s another little film, this time by Jannick De Bel. It shows some of the high scenery of Tajikistan really well, and also includes some great shots of one of our favourite places, the Wakhan Valley.
Our friends in Palestine, The Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil, released this short film – beautifully shot – in mid 2016.
We are working with film maker and adventurer, Leon McCarron who guides our walking tour of the West Bank, and this little film shows some of the landscapes and hospitality that our guests can expect as they traverse this most misunderstood of regions.
Another tasty morsel of film went up on Vimeo recently, this time a composite of drone footage in Kyrgyzstan from a project called Fromeward Bound (love the name) that documents an overland journey by vintage Toyota Landcruiser from Tokyo, Japan to Frome, UK. The shots give a great perspective on this incredibly beautiful country and you can see why in some spheres Kyrgyzstan is known as the ‘Switzerland of Asia’.
Although this film has been aired online for some time now, it’s imagery and impact remain strong. The story of a vol-bivi mission (lightweight touring by back-pack paraglider) across the Pamir Mountains by pilot Stefan Bocks, it is shot on Go-Pro cameras and has some suitably awe-inspiring, touching and also downright scary moments. Great to see this stunning part of the world from a birds-eye perspective. Lovely stuff.
Our friends The Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil in Palestine have recently released a further two short films – one of which features our guide Leon McCarron himself. Well put-together and beautifully filmed, both films provide evocative glimpses into this highly underestimated land.
Our good friend Tom Allen has been working hard on a project to create a long distance walking route across the Caucasus region. Called the Transcaucasian Trail, this unique project will create a superb connective network of paths across the beautiful countries that the Caucasus ranges call home. This short video gives a super idea of how gorgeous Georgia and Armenia in particular really are.
Here’s a couple of our own short vids, edited for either social media or for presentations we’ve given or shows we’ve attended. This first is mostly from our two Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan expeditions in the summer of 2017.
The second video is a little more about the variety of landscapes to be found in Central Asia. Wow, this remains such a special part of the world to us….