Lonely Planet Writer

LP Pathfinders: video of the month, April 2016

Boraj: Buen Viaje video still

Every month, we curate the best blog posts and Instagrams from our Lonely Planet Pathfinders – and now we’re launching a video series, highlighting the best YouTube and Vimeo content from our community of travel experts. First up: a travel-themed music video from Crystal Egan.

We love this montage featuring atmospheric footage from a wide range of destinations, from Australia, to Mexico, Vietnam and beyond. Crystal has woven together a variety of shots, from fast motion scenes shot from moving vehicles, to curving mountain passes and serene river settings.

The video accompanies music from Chilean band, Boraj (boraj.cl). As the music builds, a burst of festivities from Indian and Thai locales (among others) come into view and the motifs around spirituality and religion really emerge.

The shakiness of some shots, though disorientating at times, ultimately gives an authentic, first-person perspective. Well worth a watch!

Crystal’s been travelling since she was a young tot. She’s worked in the TV industry in Sydney, and previously owned her own production company. See more of her videos at castawaywithcrystal.com/travel-tv/.

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