When you think of Spain chances are that you think about flamenco, sangria and bull fighting. That’s partly true, but especially so in the south of Spain. Flamenco is perhaps Spain’s most notorious export; but to the people of Andalusia, flamenco isn’t just a style of music…it’s a way of life.
The Vagabrothers explore the back streets in the shadow of the Alhambra and speak to a master guitar maker to find out what flamenco really is. Come along to jam with the Gypsies of Granada.
Disfruta amigos! Ole!
As Marko and I plan our next 6 month adventure around the world, I look back on an amazing and formative experience in my life.
In August of 2012, I set off on an expedition with Ken Hames, a former Major in the British Special Forces and BBC TV presenter. Our goal was to cross the Otjihipa Mountains in Northern Namibia, one the most remote regions in the world. We wanted to find a sub-tribe of the Himba, the Chimba. The Chimba are some of Africa’s last hunter-gatherers and exist in almost complete isolation.
Our journey lasted three weeks and was fraught with danger and setbacks. It took us 6 days off-road to arrive to the Otjihipa mountain range only to have our Land Rover break down 15km from our goal, the Kunene River. From there we set off on foot and battled the elements; searing heat during the day and frigid temperatures at night. During this expedition I learned the importance of team-work, determination, and the immense power we all have, the power of the mind.
For those who say there is nothing left to explore in our world… I most certainly disagree.
Thank you Mark Tattersall of Ainsworth & Parkinson Ltd. for the edit.
Tags: Africa, Alex Ayling, Danger, Expedition, Exploration, Himba, Ken Hames, Namibia, Travel, Tribe, Vagabrothers
The Vagabrothers are stoked to announce that out of 1,251 entries from 110 different countries, we have WON My Destination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List.
What does that mean?
Starting in July we are off on a 6 month trip around the world to 6 continents and 25 destinations of our choice. Our goal? Explore the world, connect with the locals, and inspire you to do the same. From the deserts of Oman, to the summit of Mount Kilmanjaro, to the jungles of Bali our Bucket List is sure to be amazing.
We will be vlogging, blogging and snapping photos the entire time so be sure to stay tuned. Trust us, this is going to be one hell of an adventure…and we are taking you with us!
Thanks again to Mydestination.com for making this all possible and making dreams come true! You guys rock!
– The Vagabrothers
Here is a taste of what’s to come.
We head to London tomorrow to compete in the finals of MyDestination.com’s MyBBB contest – fingers crossed! But before we go, we wanted to clear something up. In San Diego, “BBB” refers to the three Cali classics: Beaches, Burritos and Beer. Come with us and check out the best of all three. Stay classy, San Diego!
We go to London this Saturday to compete in the finals of MyDestination’s Biggest, Baddest, Bucketlist competition – but in the meantime, they asked us to make a video about where we’d go and what we’d do if we won. We had a lot of fun answering their question! Enjoy the video, and don’t forget to vote for our entry by going here and clicking “support and follow this finalist.”
Nos vamos a Londres este mismo sábado para competir en los finales del concurso del Biggest, Baddest, Bucketlist de MyDestination – pero mientras tanto, nos pidieron hacer un video sobre a donde iríamos y que haríamos si ganemos. ¡Lo pasamos muy divertido en contestar la pregunta! Que disfrutes el video, y no olvides de votar por nosotros a través del este enlace – haz click en “Support and follow this finalist” y ya esta. Gracias, eskerrik asko!
Spend the next 3 minutes with the Vagabrothers as they recount their amazing memories from a very special place.
Goodbye Euskadi…for now.
Tags: #mybbb, Basque Country, culture, Euskadi, Memories, mydestination, mydestination.com, Spain, Sport, Surf, Vagabrothers
Marko updates us on life in California since being made a finalist in the MyBBB competition. If you haven’t seen the first vlog, you can watch Alex’s update here.
Vagabrother Alex recounts the past few weeks in San Sebastián where the pace of life has accelerated drastically since being named a top ten finalist in My Destination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List.
What a crazy past few weeks it has been over here in San Sebastián. Ever since Mydestination.com announced the finalists to the Biggest Baddest Bucket List we have been a wild roller coaster ride!
Here is a quick video edit of Alex’s radio interview with Cadena Ser from last week. In it he explains more about the BBB contest, a bit of history about the Vagabrothers and their views on travel and exploration.
Categories: Films., Words.
Tags: #mybbb, Alex Ayling, Basque Country, CadenaSer, Euskadi, Exploration, interview, mydestination.com, radio, San Sebastian, Travel, Vagabrothers
The Vagabrothers are honored and humbled to announce that we are finalists in MyDestination.com‘s Biggest, Baddest, Bucket List Competition (check it out here)!
We’re among 10 finalists heading to London on May 18th to compete for the grand prize – 6 months of travel to 6 continents, plus $50,000 cash prize when we get back!
Next step: help us out by recommending what we should do for our bucket list competition. Is your hometown featured on MyDestination.com? If so, what should we do there? If not, where else should we go?
Thank you for your continued support and feedback! Un gran abrazo!