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Quizzes & competitions

The world – courtesy you

By admin   11 June 2009 3:21pm Europe/London


Travellers from all over the world have stepped up and shared their experiences in Lonely Planet TV’s Worldwide Encounters competition. Now you get to vote for your favourites.

In partnership with the Portable Film Festival, we asked you to show us around a place that means something to you – where you were born, where you spent your honeymoon, or the spot you discovered the best late night hamburger ever.

The Lonely Planet TV crew received entries from all over the globe.

The eight finalists include a unique take on the Canary Islands; a glimpse into the lives of people living along the River Ganga in India; an intimate tour of Berber Village, in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco; an adventure in the skies above Amsterdam, and more.

The top eight are are now duking it out for fame, fortunes and freebies, including a first prize of $1000 (US) from the Lonely Planet and Portable judges, as well as $750 second prize decided by Portable viewers and a host of runner up goodies.

You can view the films and cast your vote here.

“An exploration of some of the highest, most remote, and most challenging roads in the world, filmed while on a 4500km cross-Tibet cycling trip in 2007. A visual account of the local culture, the challenges faced there, and a sampling of the cycle touring lifestyle” – Finalist, Dave Achtemickuk

Have your say on the finalist lineup over at www.portablefilmfestival.com/lptv