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Overnight: Canada - Montreal

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Canada

I have been to other parts of Canada, east and west, several times but for some reason, never to Montreal, so I thought I'd familiarize myself with the city via this documentary:

From the 'About' section on YouTube:

Documentary about life in the city of Montréal and stuff to do as a visitor.
The broadcast version will be longer, to fill a one-hour slot, and will be voiced by a professional voice-over announcer./
Documentaire sur la vie dans la ville de Montréal et d'autres choses à faire en tant que visiteur.
La version diffusée sera plus, pour remplir une slot d'une heure, et sera exprimée par un animateur professionnel
D-I-T-O Productions of Toronto/Productions Numérique de Montréal

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Overnight: Alaska - Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System 3

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Note: The content of this post has been removed at the request of the ad agency for the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System.

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Overnight: Alaska - Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System 1

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Overnight: Alaska -1- Alaska Highway-Dawson Crk to Delta Junction

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Alaska

The photo above is of the Liard River Hotsprings, one of the destinations along the Alaska Highway. I love hot springs anywhere but these look particularly inviting.

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Overnight: Switzerland: Swiss Rail: Zürich to St. Moritz

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SwitzerlandSwitzerland: Swiss Rail: Zürich to St. Moritz

A journey you'll like:

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Overnight: Africa: Overland from Nairobi to Cape Town

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Africa Overland

I've been in Africa several times, North Africa and in Kenya and Tanganyika.  I loved it.  

I'm not sure how it would be now. To Michael Crichton who taught school in Malawi as a Peace Corps volunteer and later at a university in Uganda as he details in Dark Star Safari, it had changed dramatically upon his return.  I'd love to travel through it overland for a longer period. I have alternated between taking a group overland trip, such as you'll see in this video, and outfitting a Land Rover or a Unimog to travel on my own.  The former is much less expensive - very reasonable - and has the advantage that the drivers know the routes and the borders and you're always among friends.  Taking your own vehicle is far more complicated and expensive, but you can travel on your own schedule.  

Incidentally, Africa's size is misrepresented on most maps: in reality, it is enormous.  

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Overnight: Journey to the Crimea, Ukraine

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CrimeaIf you type 'Crimea' into YouTube these days, you will mostly see videos of civil unrest because the Soviet Union Russia may invade the Ukraine, of which Crimea is a part, any day now (or not - let's hope not!).

I realized when I looked at the map that I had no idea what the actual countryside looks like. It is known mostly for its beaches and naval bases - it's on the Black Sea - so I looked for a non-military video and found the one embedded below.

A few things to know about it: it was shot with a GoPro HERO3 Black Edition (a very nifty little camera with excellent video quality and much of it from a tiny, remote-controlled helicopter called a Quadrocopter. The screen shot above of the couple driving down the rural road was taken from the helicopter flying alongside.

Enjoy! (oh...the accompanying music is, to my ears at least, horrible. I'd advise turning it offf!!!.)

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