What better way to start off VICE Canada’s Travel Week, co-presented by our amigos over at Cayman Jack, than with VICE’s most awesome, classic travel pieces. We’re highlighting 10 of our favourite travel videos and holding a contest where one lucky winner will win a trip for two to Costa Rica. The videos are a collection of travels from Mongolia, Taiwan, The Congo, China, Manila, and more.
So, the other night I’m sitting in my living room. I’m watching another episode of Sailor Moon. I’m thinking again about how she’s 14 and I should stop looking at her bod cause it’s weird. The phone rings and it’s my mother. She’s excited.
"Cheryl, what is the ONE thing you’ve always wanted to do?"
"See the Earth from space." (this is said without hesitation)
"Yes. Well, there’s this contest…"
One week and 25,000 votes later I am in seventh place in a Metro contest that will send a civilian into space. I know what you’re thinking, “The Metro? The free paper teens keep trying to hand me when I get off the subway? They’re going to send someone into space?”
Yes, they are. And that person will be me IF YOU LET IT.
Read the rest: Vote Me Off This Stinkin’ Planet
GUESS THE VOODOO WE DOO’D: A Riveting Photo Contest!
Photo contest time! Here’s a picture of VBS field producer and cultural ambassador to Latin America Santiago Stelley at a party in Haiti last October. If you can correctly tell us what hallowed vodou rite he’s taking part in, we’ll send you a copy of the Vice Guide to Travel or something else nice if you’ve already got it. WIN STUFF!
Impending summer really puts you in a good mood, doesn’t it? You start holding doors open for people, you say hi to your neighbours again, and you even start paying attention to “Lost Cat” signs. To celebrate, we’ve giving away a pair of tickets to see Pierced Arrows, Lullabye Arkestra and The Vicious Circles this Saturday at the Biltmore Cabaret so the next time you see that cute checkout girl or guy you were too shy to talk to all winter, you can muster all that newfound Springtime bravado and go, “Hey, wanna come see a few of the most awesomest bands ever?” And they won’t be able to resist. Don’t say we never did nothin’ for ya, Vancouver. Doors open at 8. ENTER
Hey, remember North Korea? Hahaha, just kidding. [goofy voice] “Remember North Korea?” Anyhew, we had such a blast there making The Vice Guide to North Korea that we thought we’d give one of you guys the chance to follow in our terrified footsteps. MORE