1. In Asia - Episode 3 - LAOS

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    from Vincent Urban / Added

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    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: http://vimeo.com/32269712 Watch Episode 4 - CAMBODIA here: http://vimeo.com/34551465 Watch Episode 5 - THAILAND / REPRISE here: http://vimeo.com/34895829 Filmed by Vincent Urban & Clemens Krüger Shot with Canon 7D 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 Music by: 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.

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    • Biking Down the Mekong - Day 3

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      from Rhodie / Added

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      Day 3 of our trip. Starting from Tad Lo on the Bolaven Plateau and then heading down to the ancient Khmer temple of Wat Phou. Then crossing the Mekong by canoe ferry and on south to the island of Don Khong.

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      • The Don Khong Monks

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        from Mikael Karlmark / Added

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        Laotian monks have to ask for food early in the morning every day. They collect the food in the containers seen in the film are allowed to eat it until noon every day. Sometimes they get too much food from generous locals and then they give it to poor people. Giving food to the monks is a way to be pious. Most laotian men are monks at one time or another and they don't have to stay there long. You see monks almost everywhere in Laos. They form an important function for education and care of poor people.

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        • Making noodles on Don Khong.

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          from Mikael Karlmark / Added

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          You will definitely get a lot of noodles if you go to Asia. This film shows how they are made. The liquid in the film is made from rice and is poured on an even and heated surface. This surface is usually made out of cotton and there the liquid coagulates. Then it is taken away to dry, and is after that smeared with a greasy sauce, before they are left on a pile to dry completely. At this point they look like large white pancakes and these are then cut and packaged as noodles. Now you know it all and can go home and make some of your own!

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