The Best Travel Video Ever (2 Years of Travel in 200 Seconds) - YouTube
Today, it will be almost 2 months since I’ve surprised my family at the airport when I landed at Changi International Airport after 2 years of being on the road. (Yes we are the kind of family that goes to the airport for dinners..)
It’s been difficult, to say the least, to concisely put into words what the last 2 years of travel have done for me.
So I’ve put together 40+ countries and 200+ cities worth of highlights in one Epic Travel Video just for you (okay, and a little for the future grand kids as well) narrating the last 24 months of my travels in ~200 seconds.
It took a lot of coffee, EDM music and many power naps.
BUT ITS FINALLY HERE
While I’m riding the wave of taking on notoriously difficult tasks (traveling full time, starting an online business, becoming a travel writer, travel video making to name a few) and challenging myself for the benefit of you guys.
Let’s add another level of difficulty to the pile while we’re at it, shall we?
I’LL BE DOING 3 LIVE VIDEO SESSIONS ON FACEBOOK. TEACHING YOU HOW TO TRAVEL LIKE ME. FOR FREE.
Yup, that’s happening. Spread the word.
Are these information sessions for me? Well, if you are any of these people, you should definitely come hang out!
↠ You’re thinking of quitting your job to travel
↠ You want to travel more but you don’t know where to start
↠ You want to travel solo but you’re scared
↠ You are preparing to embark on your first solo trip and don’t know what to expect
↠ You want to know what you should pack to travel better
↠ You are curious how I use KTW to help me stay on the road
↠ You want to start an online business/travel blog and make some money while travelling (or not) but you need some help
↠ You just want to see me talk on live video and hang out with me
If you know of someone who will benefit from this training session, feel free to share this with them and I’ll see YOU on the 29th!
Lausanne does not immediately come to mind with the mention of Switzerland – and I don’t blame you! With Zurich and Geneva constantly taking top spot on lists like ‘The Most Expensive City …’ and Interlaken, Jungfraujoch and Lucerne being flooded with selfie stick waving tourists. The city of Lausanne does not get much internet time, space nor attention from tourists looking to see as much of Switzerland as they possibly can in the shortest possible time (because you know, due to Switzerland being proudly infamous for being an expensive destination).
But if you are reading this, you either are thinking of visiting Lausanne, already live in Lausanne and want to see if your favorite spot are still kept under the radar or you are trying to determine if Lausanne is worth your time and money.
Short Answer – YES IT IS
You probably don’t need all 17 of these reasons to pay Lausanne a visit but you might find yourself staying an extra few days just to get to them all!
How much does it cost though? Well you might be pleased to know that in expensive Switzerland, more than 10 of these 17 things, are actually are free! But be ready to put in some legwork getting up and down those hills!
You ready? Got in some training on that stair-master? Okay let’s get to it then
#1 Geek out on everything Olympic Games related
I consider myself big fan of the Olympic Games, to the extent of reducing social outings during Olympic season to catch the action on TV, across different time zones. But did I know where the IOC was located or the existence of an Olympic Museum – Nope!! That was until I arrived in Lausanne …
It was such an interactive experience getting to geek out on everything Olympic Games related. Summer, Winter, Youth, Paralympics, you name it, it was there. From the history of the Games back in the ages up till the most recent Summer Games in Rio. To game mascots, uniforms, medals, and even the political situation of the time has been documented and is on display. If you love the Games, this is something you definitely have to check out! (You can read more about our visit to Le Musée Olympique here)
#2 Panoramic view of Lausanne at the Sauvabelin Tower
If you look this up on Google Maps it says it is permanently closed. That’s a lie!! The Sauvabelin Tower is one of the best places to get the perfect panorama over Lausanne. It’s okay, you can take the pictures after you are done catching your breath and patting yourself on the back for scaling the 200+ steps to the top. On a clear day you can even see the highest peak in Europe – Mont Blanc (4882m)! Plus, being in Parc de Sauvabelin feels almost like being out of the city and in an actual forest, pretty cool if you ask me!
#3 Get ready to be impressed by the Nestle Museum
Having been all around the world, I have made peace with the fact that I really am not a museum person, spending all of 1.5 hours at the Louvre in Paris. I know – The travesty! But when the museum has some sort of relation to chocolate, especially in Switzerland, I will make an exception! (Mmmm chocolate!)
Le Nest (the Nestle Museum) is one of the best museums I’ve been to! Yup, There I said it!
It was almost like Disneyland! The museum is split up into 3 interactive parts. An audio guided tour on the history of Nestle / The products that Nestle has through the years / Futuristic aerobridge of interactive games. You even get to sample some Kit Kat chocolate! Le Nest was most informative and we had an absolute blast while learning the history of one of the most successful (and delicious) companies in the world. From reading exhibits to watching advertisements from the 1980s, to getting our photo taken for the Wall of Nestle to having coffee at Café Henri – which is #cafegoals. (Read more about my experience in Le Nest Museum here)
Chaussée de la Guinguette 10
1800 Vevey, Switzerland
#4 People watch as Esplanade MontBenon
With one of the best views of the Lake Leman, Esplanade MontBenon is where locals hang out after work. Be it for a quick drink or just to catch up with friends. It doesn’t hurt that the Allianz open air cinema is right next door too should you want to catch a movie post-picnic. Great views of sunset too!