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Jun222010

Around the World in Eighty Seconds


[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0i58EvslfA]


Most of the conversations with friends and family this time of the year revolve around travel.  My wife's last day at work yesterday signals the start of the family's summer holiday, which is mostly spent outside Kuwait.  I will, God willing, join them on two separate short trips - the first of which will be late July.


The images in this video are not new.  Readers of this blog will have already come across them.  I had some fun with the globe widget, and enjoyed trying to fit it all into 80 seconds.  It's not perfect, but I like the end result.  The background singing is of traditional Kuwaiti sea songs - something I associate very strongly with travel.


Whatever you're doing this summer, and wherever you're spending it, I wish you all the best.

Reader Comments (24)

Holy smokes, By Yousef, you've been spending a lot of time traveling! Great visual, and love the music. :-)

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIntlxpatr

yes absolutely loved the entire thing! :)

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteronlooker

Wow, it is indeed a visual poem. Love the song and the drumming. Well, I do not want to go anywhere this summer, except Kuwait! My home is in Kuwait!!

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPolar Panda

Nice work, Lebanon is missing in your world :O)

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoe's Box

great video! ;)

happy summer!! :D

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterQ80BOY

Thanks... This is a virtual trip just to make sense of the photos. I didn't actually fly this route.

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Thank you :)

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Good luck... Enjoy the quiet roads :)

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

No... Just missing from this video. I've been to Beirut three times :)

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Thanks cousin :)

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Missed Mexico. Must add 3 more seconds or so. :)
Great music.

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwp1957

I think I'll need longer than that :)
Mexico is definately on the hopefully-one-day list.

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

The pics look beautiful..The pic at 47 second is the best I like :D Good Luck

June 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmu

Great video BuYousef! I hope you have a great summer with your family. Bon Voyage! :)

June 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMathai

Thats a very cool video! It would have been better if it was a full video instead of images!

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarzouq

love the video and the fact it starts and ends with Kuwait!
<3

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSummer

And for those of us who don´t speak a word of Arabic, could you please translate what the song says?

June 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwp1957

Very innovative! We loved it.

July 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterUm Yousef

Nowhere else is good enough!
:)

July 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Thank you...

July 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Ooooahh that's whole different world... I think I'll stick to stills for now :)

July 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Thanks mate, you too :)

July 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

You liked it in 2008 too :)
Here it is:
http://buyousef.net/2008/12/11/postcard-from-london-2/

Thanks.

July 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Nice one I like it!

August 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterims85

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