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The Nomading Film Festival – Engage, Explore, Record

by Globetrooper Lauren | 4 Responses
Nomading Film Festival

Have you been travelling when something out-of-this-world happened, and you thought, “Wow, no one is going to believe this”? Well, the Nomading Film Festival is here to help. Recently, 4 friends founded the film festival aimed directly at travellers, and they’re asking you to:

Engage. Explore. And Record.

Bassam Tarazi has travelled to 40 countries in 30 years, lived abroad, circumnavigated the globe on a ship and even shaken Fidel Castro’s hand. Here is a guest post from him to inspire all Globetroopers to get out there, get out of your comfort zones and start filming your experiences.

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Posted in | December 14th, 2010

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Salar de Uyuni Bolivia Salt Flats

A visit to Bolivia’s salt flats in Salar de Uyuni is a once-in-a-lifetime event.  It all starts with one of the most painful bus rides on Earth, but gets better very quickly with stunning lunar landscapes and possibly the quirkiest travel photos you’ll ever have the … Continue reading →

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Would You Join an Illegal Tour of a Bolivian Prison?

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For years we’ve heard stories of the infamous tours of San Pedro Prison in Bolivia. By law, tourists are strictly not allowed in the prison, but there’s a well-worn path of contacting English-speaking inmates to take you in as their relatives for an illegal tour. (Yes, you … Continue reading →

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When Lauren and I climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in 2008, we forgot to book a hotel for the following night in Cairo. So with a thick beard (me, not Lauren), dirty clothes and trekking gear, we stumbled into Egypt at 2:00am without a place to sleep. … Continue reading →

Caminos del Inca: The Inca’s Rally

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There we were, strolling slowly home from our afternoon Spanish class, the main Plaza looking a lot more crowded than usual. Then suddenly, an unmistakable sound: the melodious ‘crackling’ and ‘whoooosing’ of rally cars. There are a lot of things I love about travelling to … Continue reading →

Join a Charity Cycling Challenge in Cambodia

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When I first stumbled upon Huacachina as the sand-boarding mecca of Peru, I added a new must-do in my bucket list. And then came the images of soaring sand dunes, the legend of a mermaid princess who created the natural oasis that is Huacachina, and the … Continue reading →

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If Peru is in your bucket list of places to see before you cark it, it’s likely to be a bit more specific: Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. But what many people don’t realise is that there are a number of Inca trails … Continue reading →

Best Coffee Around The World

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When it comes to coffee, you either love it or hate it. But coffee-lovers around the world can remember in a flash where they’ve had their best cuppa. A quick survey question on the Globetrooper Facebook page and Twitter stream exploded into an international debate on where … Continue reading →

Cost of Living: Sydney vs Montreal vs Cusco

Cost of Living - Sydney vs Montreal vs Cusco

What does the cost of living in various cities have to do with your next two-week vacation? Well, nothing really. This post is for those of you with a dream. A dream that involves long-term travel OR anything that requires your undivided attention (and no income). By … Continue reading →