LonelyPlanet.TV

LonelyPlanet.TV

I took some short videos when I was in India and posted them online. I guess I could have posted them on YouTube but I just did it on my own site.  Now uber travel publisher Lonely Planet has sort of merged the ideas with LonelyPlanet.tv.  It’s still young and growing but it’s a neat idea to let travelers send a slice of their travels to the world at large. One of the recent posts that’s gotten some buzz is a New Yorker’s video take on a virgin visit to India. A bit of a pessimistic view, yes, but some precious scenes — I particularly like the shots of people jumping into the moving train. Also, as if anyone doubted this advice before: pay the extra few rupees to your hotel or whatever and have someone else buy your train tickets because Westerns aren’t very good at it and that mistake can cost you frustrating hours better spent elsewhere.

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