I don’t even know where to begin. Maybe it is because of the time passed that it has taken me to finally upload this video but watching this back is bringing a flood of amazing memories and nostalgic emotions. My only other video that has made me feel like this is my Europe Video Diary from last years summer travels that results in Zanita and I sobbing uncontrollably and very, very unattractively.
Still snapshots of photos are great for a vague insight, but video helps where my vocabulary simply cannot. Even though majority of this footage either has strands of my hair in the way, sea salt on the lens or just really shakey (and then youtube downgrading the quality by a bazillion) it transports me back the way no photo could. Remembering the boat bouncing on the crashing waves at Lover’s Beach in Cabo, the echo when clapping at Chichen Itza, swimming with catfish at Ik Kil cenote and seeing how deep I could dive at Gran Cenote (which turns out is not very).
I started doing videos on my blog as I realised I had accumulated a collection of few seconds snaps, mainly sunsets and seemingly pointless shots of my feet walking through several countries. I shoot these clips as reminders to myself, even just for a moment it brings back more than any Instagram could.
But it seems others might also enjoy them as much as I enjoy filming them. I have a new personal dream for Tuula that I hope to make reality in the near future. Not just blogging outfit posts and travel photo diaries, but starting a video channel. Each video would be from a location around the world with as much travel advice as possible. From where to go, how to get there, where to stay, what to pack, where to shop, where to eat, what to see, introduce you to the people and the culture… Would you be interested in this? Unfortunately I am still a one woman team and this is just a pipeline dream, but one that I really hope to find a way to bring to life.
Video by me
Song “Games” by Claire (Talul Remix)