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Amazing Video Clips Vol 2

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Travel Videos

From the travel backpacking video video vault, Two Backpackers share some exciting short video clips with you. These travel videos were shared the week of September 26th, 2024 on our Facebook Fan Page.

Enjoy time travel as a Kuna tribal sailboat passes in front of a modern sailboat. Jason finds the best view in Medellin, Colombia by paragliding over the city’s valley. While hiking near Salento, Colombia, we get up close with a feeding Hummingbird. We stumbled upon a Gaucho Harvest Festival in northern Argentina during our 7-day road trip around the Salta Province. Activity heats up on erupting volcano Tungurahua in Ecuador. From Bolivia, Jason shares his emotions in the Cerro Rico Mine of Potosi. Enjoy our backpacking video clips!


Photo of the Day: Volcano Cerro Negro in Leon

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Cerro Negro is a volcano in the Cordillera de los Maribios mountain range in Nicaragua, about 10 km from the village of Malpaisillo. It is a very new volcano, the youngest in Central America, having first appeared in April 1850. It consists of a gravelly basaltic cinder cone, which contrasts greatly with the surrounding verdant hillsides, and gives rise to its name, which means Black Hill.

Cerro Negro has erupted frequently since its first eruption. One unusual aspect of several eruptions has been the emission of ash from the top of the cone, while lava erupts from fractures at the base. – Wikipedia

Trekking in Leon

Trekking to Volcano Cerro Negro in Nicaragua

Photo of the Day: Antigua, Guatemala

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La Antigua Guatemala (commonly referred to as just Antigua or La Antigua) is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Mudéjar-influenced Baroque architecture as well as a number of spectacular ruins of colonial churches. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. – Wikipedia

Volcano Cities

City Streets in Antigua, Guatemala

Photo Of The Day: Giant Maguey Plant With A View

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During our hike to the summit of volcano Santa Ana in El Salvador the vegetation changed drastically as we made our way up.  Jason captures this beautiful giant Maguey plant with the surrounding views.

Exotic Plant

Giant Maguey Plant With A Great View During Our Trek To Volcano Santa Ana In El Salvador

Photo of the Day: Cloud Painted On The Sky

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We spotted this interesting cloud formation during our drive in Cotopaxi National Park near Latacunga, Ecuador. The cloud looks like it has been painted on the sky or digitally altered in some way. I has not. This cloud looked like this naturally. It was so beautiful to see.

Cloud Formations

Cloud Painted On The Sky At Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador

Photo of the Day: Active Volcano Tungurahua

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Tungurahua, (pronounced /tʊŋɡʊˈrɑːwə/), (Quichua tunguri (throat), rahua (fire): “Throat of Fire”) is an active stratovolcano located in the Cordillera Central of Ecuador. The volcano gives its name to the province of Tungurahua. Volcanic activity restarted in 1999 and is ongoing as of 2024 with major eruptions on August 16, 2024 and on February 6, 2024. During our visit to Baños volcano Tungurahua was showing a lot of activity. During the day this is what could be seen from the town of Baños. We rode four wheelers to have a closer look where we could hear the rumble of the angry volcano. At night the sight was even more impressive as the shooting rocks glowed in the darkness.

Active Volcano, Active Volcano in Ecuador

Active Volcano Tungurahua in Baños, Ecuador

Photo of the Day: Giant Maguey On Volcanic Landscape

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Volcano Santa Ana is located about and hour and half by bus outside the city of Santa Ana in El Salvador. You can trek the volcano with a guide only. During the trek the vegetation changes a lot. It starts out very lush and green and gradually changes as you ascend to the top of the volcano where you can see an impressive green crater lake. This Giant Maguey plants can been around the mid point of the trek and they are everywhere. Some larger than others. They were beautiful. Click on the picture below to see more photos of our trek.

Maguey Plants

Giant Maguey In Volcanic Landscapte