Lonely Planet Writer

Hot in travel: videos from around the world

This week we have videos from icy British Columbia, to boiling New South Wales, where snowboarders and fishermen were respectively braving the elements and were caught on camera.

Round and round the emu goes
Round and round the emu goes. Image by Youtube

If you get motion sickness maybe don’t watch this video, as an emu relentlessly chases a boxer dog around a tree in Ontario, Canada. Over and over and over again. Hilarious to some, dizziness inducing to others! The boxer’s owner posted the video to Youtube saying that this was Daisy and the emu’s ‘new thing’.

To watch the video go here.

A marlin makes a dramatic leap onto a fishing boat
A marlin makes a dramatic leap onto a fishing boat Image by Conor Cogan/Facebook

Much like the Old Man and the Sea, three friends had a close and dramatic encounter with a marlin in Port Stephens, New South Wales. The friends had managed to hook the marlin and were beginning to draw him in when the marlin leapt out of the water and onto their boat.

To watch the video go here.

Strangers burst into song on a train in Liverpool, England.
Strangers burst into song on a train in Liverpool, England. Image by Screengrab from YouTube

The moment strangers broke into an impromptu sing-a-long on a train has been captured on camera. Claudine Hope Bolster,41, was travelling from Liverpool Central with her family when passengers in her carriage started singing and dancing with one another on New Year’s Eve.

To watch the video go here.

Floods in LA
Floods in LA Image by PK Activo/Facebook

El Nino has caused massive rainfall in southern California, bringing with it both good news (the end of the driest few months on record for the state) and bad news. Los Angeles flooded as seen in this video that captures traffic struggling through a foot of water.

To watch the video go here.

A snowboarder who was trapped on a broken gondola filmed his helicopter rescue.
A snowboarder who was trapped on a broken gondola filmed his helicopter rescue. Image by Itz Frenzy YouTube

Getting stuck on a cable car could have ruined a fun day of snowboarding, but one boarder was very excited about his eventual rescue by helicopter on Sunday. An electrical failure caused the gondola car at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in British Columbia, Canada to stop working, leaving about 75 people stranded, reports CBC. Some people stuck on the higher sections had to be rescued by helicopter. Kody Lapointe and his parents, including father Manny, were stuck for about three hours before they were picked up by the rescue team, reports CTV.Manny filmed his ride, which Kody posted online.

To watch the video go here.