There are many talented travellers around the world making fantastic videos of their adventures. None more so than Gaston and Kerrin from humanity.tv. Their beautiful videos capture the lives of fascinating people they encounter on the road.
We are delighted Gaston and Kerrin have taken the time out to answer our 7 Wonders questions.
1) I wonder, when looking at the airport departure board, where have you thought, ‘I really would like to go there someday’, and why?
Gaston: Cuba. I’m fascinated by the history and would love to experience it before the country opens up to many more tourists. Plus, I love dancing salsa and sailing, two activities that Cuba does right.
Kerrin: Iran. I think a lot of that has to do with the difficulty of getting there, but it’s also a beautiful country with the reputation of having some of the world’s most hospitable people. I’d love to experience the culture and natural beauty.
2) I wonder if you travel by guidebook or trust your instinct and simply explore.
Gaston: I rarely use guidebooks, though mostly because I’m not in the habit. I generally do a quick search on some of the travel blogs to get my bearings at the place I’m visiting but then leave the rest to exploring.
Kerrin: I’d say it’d be mostly all instinct and exploration. Running through a city is one of my favorite things and that helps. But if I get in a bind or don’t really no what to do, an internet search or asking someone would be my next steps. Otherwise, I just tend to roll.
3) I wonder from your travels, what is the favourite photo you’ve taken and the story behind it?
Gaston: Tourists in motion at the Ellora Caves in India. This is one of the first pictures I took from my travels throughout SE Asia during Humanity.TV’s first season. I love how the colors were exposed and the mysterious vibe the photo captured of the place.
Kerrin: I love taking photos of people, but the pictures that resulted from the Everest Base Camp trek are just beautiful. I could pick a few, but I really love the one featuring Gaston with the Himalayas towering all around. It shows the beauty and the immensity of the place and if I was going to pick one photo to blow up and frame, it would be this one.
4) I wonder whilst travelling, what is the one thing you can’t live without?
Gaston: My traveling buddy won’t let me live this one down… my iPhone. Don’t get me wrong, I love being disconnected and living on a boat the old fashioned way. Having said that, I also love reading the news during breakfast. And using the compass to defy my terrible sense of direction.
Kerrin: Definitely my running shoes. I take them whenever I travel and always try to get out for a long run or two when I arrive in a new city. It’s the best way to see a good amount of the city, get your bearings, and find some places you want to check out more fully later.
5) I wonder what’s the most effort you’ve taken to travel somewhere…… and was it worth it?
Gaston: Probably Everest Base Camp. We flew into Kathmandu, then took a smaller plane to Lukla, and from there the only way up was an 8 day trek. Definitely worth it, it’s a breathtaking journey.
Kerrin: Getting to Litang in Western Sichuan, China was a bit of a journey. For two full days, we rolled over fields, along dirt roads, and motored through quiet Tibetan villages on the Tibetan plateau. One of the most amazing rides of my life and a trip that I highly recommend.
6) I wonder if I could ask you, who would you most like to video and why?
Gaston: I’d like to video the Argentine National Futbol team, and focus on Lionel Messi’s story. As any other Argentine, I’ve also been a die-hard fan but am also moved by his story of incomparable talent and unexpected success.
Kerrin: He’s been interviewed many times before, but I’d love to spend some time and talk to Jon Krakauer. He’s one of the best writers and journalists in the world and is amazing at telling others’ stories. However, his story seems just as fascinating as the ones he covers.
7) I wonder what you have planned next and where can people find out more about you?
Gaston/Kerrin: Next the Humanity.TV team’s headed to Cambodia, Indonesia, and Malaysia to finish out our inaugural season. Follow the journey at www.humanity.tv and get the videos on your Facebook feed by liking our page: Facebook.com/HumanityTV
Below is an example of their work:
Thank you so much guys for taking part, and we look forward to your next video. Be sure to check out the Humanity.tv website.