This is the third out of five Episodes about a trip to SouthEast Asia in Fall 2010. Stefan, Clemens and I were travelling in a Landrover through Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia for 2 months
Watch the trailer here: vimeo.com/22714098
Watch Episode 1 - MALAYSIA here: vimeo.com/29906947
Watch Episode 2 - THAILAND here: vimeo.com/32269712
Watch Episode 4 - CAMBODIA here: vimeo.com/34551465
Watch Episode 5 - THAILAND / REPRISE here: vimeo.com/34895829
Filmed by Vincent Urban & Clemens Krüger
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Tamron SP AF 11-18mm f4.5-5.6
Edited by Vincent Urban
The Middle East - "Blood"
Episode 3 Info:
0:14 - Native village
This actually happend in South Laos. We were looking for a place to sleep at the Mekong shore and we found a beautiful spot in a small village. However, it looked like we were in the backyard of someones house so we tried to ask the people in the village if it was okay for us to stay. We were lucky and met an old woman that spoke a little bit of French. She asked the villages chief for permission and then she invited us to have dinner at their house, with a lot of other people from the village. The food was pretty disgusting, but the experience was great.
0:55 - Luang Prabang
This city is probably one of the most beautiful places on earth. Period.
01:41 - Phonsavan
As we reached the highlands in the Phonsavan region we noticed a drastic change in landscape. It suddenly felt more like Tuscany than any place in Asia. We visited the famous Plain Of Jars there, however, the amazing landscape is the reason you should go!
2:58 - Vang Vieng
This place is heaven and hell at the same time. Located in a breathtaking mountain scenery, it's one of the most magic places we visited on our trip. But it's also heavily crowded with young tourists because of this "tubing" thing. Which is basically drinking as much as you can while spending some time on a tube every once in a while. Probably a once-in-a-lifetime thing, but we gotta admit, we had tons of fun. Guilty pleasures.
3:45 - Vientiane
Laos' capitol is rather a village than a bustling city. We only spent some time there, biking around and going in random small bars.
4:14 - Don Khong
This is the main island of Si Phan Don, the 4000 islands. The only one we could access by car. It was rather quiet there, however we joined some kids playing football on grass which was covered with cow shit. We didn't have a shower, so jumping into the Mekong river was only hope to get somewhat clean.
4:30 - Khone Phapheng
This is the biggest waterfall in SE Asia. Water-volume-wise. Clemens and Stefan climbed some wires over the river arms which were made for the local fishers and were only attached by one nail to a tree. Looking back, that was probably a bad idea.