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Old Videos: Madrid, Bordeaux, the Loire Valley

I know, I have been neglecting the blog a little bit, but here I have a brand new shiny post. If only the content was so brand new.


Hashtag TBT stands for Throw Back Thursdays, and for a while now I have been toying with the idea of posting an old videos you’ve probably never seen on Thursdays. I started last week, with the first video of our European Vacation of 2006, freshly edited.

European Vacation 2006 Part 1

This was a fabulous vacation we took back in 2006. Flew to Madrid, Spain, where we rented a car and for 10 days drove way too much and saw way too little, but we certainly covered a lot of ground. Madrid, Paris, the French Riviera, and Barcelona are just a few of the points of interest that we saw.

The Loire Valley

Today I published the second part of our European Vacation 2006. In this installment we crossed the border with France and had lunch at the medieval town of Saint-Emilion. This is in the famous Bordeaux wine producing region. From there we continued towards the Loire Valley, where we visited several of the famous Chateaux.

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Good things come to those who wait and the wait is over. I have finally finished my much anticipated video about our recent trip to Paris. Sit back and relax as we spend the next hour in the city of light.

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We went to:
Place des Vosges
Palais Gariner
Galeries Lafayette
Arc de Triomphe
Cirque d’Hiver
Basilique du Sacre Coeur
Moulin Rouge
Galerie Vivienne
Eiffel Tower
Bateau Mouches
Musée de l’Orangerie

We ate at:
Le Grand Café Capucines
Brasserie Bofinger
Pizza Vesuvio
Boulangerie Coquelicot
A Priori The
Le Suffren
Jacques Genin Cocolates

We stayed at an Airbnb in Le Marais

We like British Aiways
We dislike TAP Portugal

Main Camera: Sony HDR-XR200
Second Camera: GoPro Hero 3 White
Third Camera for still and night video: Nikon D5100
GoPro Microphone Movo GM100
Additional video: Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Video edited on Final Cut Pro X
Graphics created in Motion 5

Additional audio and voice over recorded in Pro Tools 11

Original music composed in Logic Pro, performed by Robert Morales

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Back From Europe

For the past 10 days we have been on the other side of the pond visiting two of Europe’s main capital cities: London and Paris. I have decided, most appropriately to title this trip “A Tale of Two Cities” honoring its namesake, the famous Charles Dickens novel.
Very few things in this trip happened as planned. We didn’t get the seats we expected on the plane, our return flight got canceled due to a pilot’s strike, our Paris host lost our museum tickets, and the weather didn’t always cooperate, among other vicissitudes. Still we made the best out of it and had a superb time.
Since it I knew it was going to take me a while to edit the numerous hours of video we captured during our trip, I decided to make a series of quick daily videos which I released while on the road (thank goodness for the good wi-fi). I would like to share those videos with you now, although crude by my normal standards, they capture the essence of our trip and serve as a preamble, a preview, a teaser of what’s to come. Enjoy the playlist below.