Luke Burrage
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International Juggler 2010

The concept:

In 2009 I made sure to get video of myself juggling in every country I visited. At the end of the year I released a single edited video. This meant that there was less than five seconds of juggling and video for each country. What if I shot seven really cool clips? I could only use one or two. What if I did something else that didn't have anything to do with juggling? That would never make an appearance.

So this year I've decided to do something different. I'm still shooting video in each country, but whenever I go somewhere special or interesting, or if I do something out of the ordinary, the plan is to release videos as I go along. This way, if you subscribe to my youtube channel or blog or twitter feed, you can see the adventures of the international juggler as they happen.

This page is a place to collect all those videos, along with some stories and photos.

First, the videos, then a month by month guide to my 2010 travels.

Antarctica (gale force winds across the deck of the Star Princess):

Papua New Guinea (jumping from rocks, active volcanoes, snorkling):

Australia (wallabies):

India (elephants, etc):

England (White Cliffs of Dover):

Iceland (juggling in the Blue Lagoon with crew members from the Ocean Princess):

Greenland (a great view):

Namibia (juggling, jumping and running on a huge sand dune):

Helsinki, Finland (soundtrack by Sibelius):

New York (with added cute child):

Funchal, Madeira (lost: 1 white beanbag):

Brazil (juggling over the equator, a cruise up the Amazon, more cute children)

January

I spent New Years Eve and Day on a cruise ship in South America. I flew home a few days later, and then spent most of the month at home. On the 26th I flew back to South America for another cruise. In my three weeks at home, my body clock never adjusted to Central European Time.

I juggled in:

  • Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • Punta Arenas, Chile.
  • The Falkland Islands/Isla Malvinas.

February

I continued the cruise down to Antarctica. I juggled in gale force winds, or tried to. Later I joined a world cruise on the Queen Mary 2, sailing in the Pacific, and crossed the equator for the forth time this year.

In February I juggled in:

  • Montevideo again.
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Falklands again.
  • Antarctica.
  • South Korea... but only in Seoul airport.
  • Guam.
  • Papua New Guinea.
  • Australia.

March

In March I finished the QM2 contract in New Zealand, then flew home. At the end of March I flew out to India to join the Queen Victoria for part of its world cruise.

I juggled in:

  • Auckland, New Zealand.
  • China... but only in Hong Kong airport.
  • Qatar... but only in Doha airport.
  • Kochin, India.
  • Mumbai, India.

April

Finished off my QV contract in the Persian Gulf, and flew home from Dubai. I had two days at home, then flew out to Barcelona to join the Prinsendam, a ship I work on so often I mentioned it as a home away from home last year. Instead of flying home at the end of this gig, I was stuck in Istanbul for a week due to volcanic ash clouds. I flew from there to Croatia to join a cruise in the Adriatic.

I visited more places than I juggled in. For various reasons I couldn't be bothered to get more shots of me juggling in Spain and France:

  • Muscat, Oman.
  • Dubai, UAE.
  • Barcelona, Spain... no juggling due to apathy.
  • St. Tropez, France... no juggling due to apathy.
  • Pisa, Italy... no juggling due to too much rain.
  • Civitavecchia, Italy... no juggling due to apathy.
  • Olympia, Greece.
  • Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • Split, Croatia.
  • Venice, Italy.
  • Kotor, Montevideo.

May

I took May off work, and stayed at home.

June

After the Berlin Juggling Convention, my first of the year, I joined the HAL Eurodam in Dover for a cruise in the Baltic. Later I joined the Ocean Princess to start a northern Atlantic crossing.

I juggled in:

  • Dover, England.
  • Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Warnemunde, Germany.
  • Tallinn, Estonia.
  • Torshavn, Faroe Islands.

July

I only spent a few unplanned hours at home in July. The rest was taken up by the end of the atlantic crossing, a post-world-cup charter cruise out of Cape Town, and the EJC in Finland.

I juggled in:

  • The Blue Lagoon, Iceland.
  • Qaqortoq, Greenland.
  • St. John's, Newfoundland.
  • Cape Town, South Africa.
  • The Namib Desert, Namibia.

August

After arriving home from the EJC in Finland, I headed to Norway on a cruise. The cruise ended in Amsterdam, but due to bureaucracy I didn't have time to video myself juggling. Oops! Then a trip to Poland for a festival, and a cruise from Turkey to Italy via some stops in Greece.

I juggled in:

  • Helsinki, Finland.
  • Oslo, Norway.
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands... no juggling due to lack of time.
  • Lublin, Poland.
  • Istanbul, Turkey... no juggling, did some earlier this year.
  • Mykonos, Greece... no juggling, did earlier in the year.
  • Other stops in Turkey and Greece... no juggling, did earlier this year too.
  • Venice, Italy... no juggling, already got a clip from Venice this year.

September

At the beginning of September I flew to New York, and stayed there for almost four weeks. On the way home I joined a cruise in England and left in Spain.

I juggled in:

  • New York, New York, USA.
  • Southampton, England... no juggling due to lack of time.
  • Malaga, Spain... no juggling due to lack of time.

October

Spent some time at home, plus two very short cruises, and a week in London for meeting my family/girlfriend.

I juggled in:

  • Berlin, Germany... Yes, I finally remembered to get a good video of me juggling in Germany!
  • Barcelona, Spain... no juggling due to lack of time.
  • Cannes, France... no juggling due to not leaving the ship as I was performing that night.
  • Civitavecchia, Italy... no juggling due to lack of time.
  • London, England... no juggling due to having loads from London last year.
  • Tenerife, Spain... no juggling due to lack of time.

November

I went to the Brussels Juggling Convention, and then worked on a cruise in the Mediterranean. It was my first ever visit to Corsica! Later in the month I took a 3 day holiday in Rome, which also included a trip to the Vatican, which counts as another country-juggled-in.

I juggled in:

  • Brussels, Belgium.
  • Athens, Greece... no juggling due to lack of time.
  • Civitavecchia, Italy... no juggling due to lack of inspiration, and I knew I was returning to Rome later in the month.
  • Livorno, Italy... no juggling due to lack of inspiration.
  • Calvi, Corsica.
  • Barcelona, Spain... no juggling due to lack of time.
  • Rome, Italy.
  • Vatican City.

December

Three cruises in December, plus a few days off in England to see family.

I juggled in (also in January, but on the same trip):

  • Athens, Greece... no juggling due to lack of time.
  • Lisbon, Portugal.
  • London, England... no juggling due to snow and ice and already having so many clips of me juggling in London.
  • Funchal, Madeira.
  • Barbados.
  • Trinidad and Tobago.
  • St. Vincent and Deps.
  • Grenada and Deps.
  • Puerto Rico.
  • Turks & Caicos Islands.
  • Bahamas.
  • Curacao.
  • Brazil.
  • French Guiana.
  • Columbia.

So this year I managed to visit France twice and not juggle (although politically Corsica is part of France, it is a separate country in the Century Travelers Club list), and Spain many times and not juggle. I do, however, have video clips of me juggling in those places from 2009.

The worst is The Netherlands, a country which I visited this year, but in which I didn't juggle due to lack of time. I presumed, when I started this project of juggling in every country that I visit, that I'd visit the Netherlands often. Last year I drove through it, and this year I arrived by ship and only had time to ride my car to the airport.

Maybe next year!

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