During these troubled times, we all need an escape. Here’s Escapista, a collection of slow video for our times. The curated website was created by Brazilian software developer Cristiano Dalbem. Like many savvy slow travelers, he also embraced the concept of Slow TV and since the beginning of the global pandemic he has been collecting YouTube videos that focus on slow travel. So visit Escapista and choose a genre. Then sit back and chill.
According to the Escapista Manifesto:
This is a collection of possibilities to let your mind wander. It is a garden of endless discoveries and pleasant surprises within the safeness of your own backyard.
This is an experience dearly curated by human beings. We swept the World Wide Web to collect only the best adventures. For each video selected, ten other videos weren’t.
This is at the speed of life. And as in life, it doesn’t come with buttons for pausing, fast-forwarding, or skipping. You make a decision regarding which channel to watch and then accept what the universe brings you. Just like in real life.
There are no readymade stories at Escapista, your mind is in charge of creating them instead. It is like a meditative immersion, a background for your life to happen.