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There are lots of travelers in the world, whether they’re backpackers, businessmen or tourists; millions of people travel every day. It doesn’t come as a surprise, therefore, that some of them try to spice things up by attempting to set a world record. Check out some of the wackiest, strangest, and absolutely crazy things people have done to break a record and achieve fame.
From time to time I’m quite sure that you, like me, are just surfing the Internet trying to find some inspiration for your next trip; perhaps you’re looking for something that can leave you speechless, breathless, and completely astonished.
Some travelers base their decision on a friend’s experience, some of them search for images in Google to find something interesting, some may browse the travel blogs. My chosen method, however, is to search for amazing videos on YouTube and to draw inspiration from there. Having some experience in this, I really would love to share with you these fantastic videos about some destinations I think you shouldn’t miss.
All of these videos are made using a technique called ‘Time-Lapse’: recording whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than that which will be used to play the sequence back. When replayed at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster (and thus lapsing). Okay, this is the theory; let’s enjoy the videos now!
Today we’d like to share an event with you that you most likely have never heard about, but will grasp your interest for sure.
Do you know the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival and the famous Dragon Boat Race?
This Chinese feast was also unknown to us until one of our interns arrived with many stories about one of his favorite travel destinations: Hong Kong.
The Dragon Boat Festival, or Festival Tuen Ng, is held every year, on the fifth day of the fifth month (Chinese calendar). It’s celebrated not only in Hong Kong, but also in other places such as Shanghai or Taiwan and in other cities or countries with a significant Chinese population. Nowadays this tradition is followed in more than 60 countries, with over 60 million international participants – still the most famous one is in Hong Kong.
This event is not only a boat race, even if the race is the most popular happening during this day. The Chinese month in which the festival occurs is actually considered an unlucky month, as it coincides with the beginning of the warm weather season and outbreaks of sickness epidemics.
In 2011, the Dragon Boat Festival will occur on the 6th of June.