Have you been to our YouTube Channel lately? Those of you who have will notice that we have started putting up travel videos. I was looking through my archives and I saw I had a lot of stuff that I filmed in Nepal, as well as in Uganda, and that I had filmed while making one documentary or the other, but ended up not using. Then I thought of making them into short docs, webdocs, whatever they are called, but travel videos ended up being the best way I can share these stories, and they are stories that will give you insight on the different cultures I’ve encountered, as well as tips on how to travel, what to do on your travels, and such things.
|Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda|
The first of the travel videos is about how to enjoy a holiday in Lake Bunyonyi, in Western Uganda. Things to do in Lake Bunyonyi are very many, but in our recent visit, we did a dozen things that we thought are the coolest and most fun activities while on a holiday in that lake. Enjoy the video here. http://youtu.be/a82XkGOpuHg Hope it inspires you.
|Interviewing the Batwa, in Lake Bunyonyi.
Documentaries have enabled me to travel far and wide.
|A pretty girl, with whose family I stayed while in Nepal. Very friendly people.|
The second of the travel videos is from Nepal. While there, I encountered many types of people, doing many careers. The ones who intrigued me the most were the gold makers. You would think that someone whose duty it is to make gold would be rich, would be from the upper caste. Apparently, gold makers, otherwise called Sunar in the caste system, were at the bottom of the rung. They were untouchable. I have never been able to figure out this caste system. Why did they put all artists into the untouchable category? Musicians (Damai), jewelers (Sunar), blacksmiths (Bishwarkarma), shoe makers (Kamai), Entertainers (Badi) and many others. They were all bundled up as untouchables. Even architects and builders. Yet, strangely, the upper castes used to enjoy the works of these categories, wear the jewelry, live in the houses they built, dance to their music. I think it’s something like slave labor. I visited a shop where they make gold items, in Biratnagar, the second biggest city in Nepal, in the east of that country. Here is the video. http://youtu.be/kfP-ROL0hLg
|Mehendi artwork. A Nepali woman shows love of her husband.|
|Nepali children at a market.|
Ha, you will like this one among all the travel videos. We were idle one time in my humble kitchen. I picked out the camera and asked Reiza to say something. She had this green stuff on her face and I did not know what it was. She said it was avocado. I could not understand why. I thought she wanted to become an alien, but apparently, she had a few tips on how a woman can stay beautiful while on the road. How she can look after her skin without having to carry loads of cosmetics and stuff. The more I think about it, the more I wonder why women even bother to buy cosmetics, yet everything they need to become beautiful exists in nature, and is free of charge! Enjoy the video. http://youtu.be/L4QAsWq_jTg
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|Doesn’t matter what work you are doing.
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|Heavy make-up. A girl dressed as Krishna in a Nepali festival.|
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