Videos from our trip

Posted by Jonathan, November 12th, 2010

Here are two of the videos we shot- I would have posted them earlier except the computers at the internet shops won’t let you edit video.

Arequipa Founders Day Parade

Every year Arequipa hosts a massive parade and party to celebrate the founding of the city. We had heard about this, but we didn’t know when it was. Until we arrived in Arequipa. The day before the party! The parade was unlike anything I’ve seen before- it consisted of no less than 10 hours of solid dancing! The parade route takes three hours to travel, which is pretty impressive considering every one is dancing in costumes the entire way.ย  The performers come from all over South America – some folks staying at our hotel traveled 16 hours on a bus from the jungle to be in the parade.

We flew on this really small propeller plane to get from island to island in the galapagos. The plane looked like it was living on borrowed time, and the pilot flew to the wrong island the last time our guide had been on a flight with him. So we were a bit nervous. Then once we took off, the pilot, who was usually very stoic, started moving his arms around in the cockpit. We didn’t know what was going on. Turns out there was a fly in the cockpit ๐Ÿ™‚ He kept trying to get it, but every time the fly got away. Unfortunately it was really hard to record, so I only captured him going after the fly twice, but he was doing it most of the flight.ย  The fly escaped unharmed ๐Ÿ™‚

I also collected all my favorite photos into one album:ย  You can see it here:

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