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New Peru 4K video: Amazon basin, Sacred Valley/Incas, Machu Piccu, Cusco, flight across the Andes to Lake Titicaca. http://t.co/XyJH3tAGeq
4K video we shot flying over the Peruvian Andes to Lake Titicaca #Peru #4K http://t.co/o7oKs51J4F
FINALLY some decent location-based info built into Google Maps. http://t.co/KbyOTC0qGs
3D print a house or hotel with tiny robots http://t.co/JV4GHBc82I
Trolls, channelers and other beings that stumble and stagger in the bright of night during Midsummer in Sweden http://t.co/wB4mOb63zk

Amazon to the Andes: A Day in Peru (4K Video)

In the second installment of our Peru video series, we take you from sunrise on the Tambopata River in the Amazon Basin, to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, to Machu Picchu, Cusco, then across the Andes to witness the sun set and the moon rise over Lake Titicaca.

The video works fine on just about any computer, phone or tablet, but If you are one of the lucky ones who have a fast enough internet connection and a 4K monitor or TV set, click on gear icon and select 4K after you enlarge the video to full screen.

Flight over the Andes to Lake Titicaca (4k Video)

This is a 4K video I shot flying over the Peruvian Andes to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable body of water in the world. It can be watched in the new 4K video format, four times the resolution of HDTV, but for those of you who lack the computer (or TV) and bandwidth to do that, it is also available in standard YouTube formats.

To watch in YouTube 4K video, maximize your screen with the control on the bottom right of the frame, click on the gear symbol and choose 4K. Warning: This is new and very quirky)

Midnight in the Garden of Swedes and Norwegians

Russ Johnson dodges trolls and other beings that stumble in the bright of night during Midsummer in Sweden's Lakes District.

Vitsand in Sweden's Lakes District
Visand, in Sweden's Lakes District  - Photo: Russ Johnson

It is not easy to be chirpy at 3 o'clock in the morning unless you're a mockingbird or a Swede during Midsummer when the sun hardly sets at all. Swedes are not normally a chirpy bunch, but they do manage to stay awake on summer nights.

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Revolt at the Kasbah (Video)

View From Kasbah toward Marrakech, MoroccoView from Kasbah Omar, Anrar, Morocco- Photo: Russ Johnson

Sometimes you suffer from too much of a good thing, even the finest food.

Tell your friends you're going Morocco for two weeks and they'll likely lick their lips and wish they could be with you to enjoy the tasty pastilla, keftas, couscous and  tajines. So why,  halfway through our journey,  were we willing partners to a culinary insurrection.

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Morocco: Hollywood in the Sahara

Sahara Caravan, MoroccoAll Photos © 2014 Russell Johnson

Russ Johnson takes us to Morocco, which has set the scene from films ranging from Lawrence of Arabia in 1961 to last year's season of Game of Thrones. He also discovers a little bit of Bollywood. You're reading it right, India's Bollywood.

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