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Has Hollywood influenced your traveling?

Have you seen a location on TV or in a movie that made you want to travel to that place? If so where did you go and what did you see?
4 years ago, July 9th 2016 No: 41 Msg: #197315  
Not strictly Hollywood but I saw a documentary once in which David Attenborough stood on Krakatao Volcano and told a story about how it in 1883 had an eruption which ended with a gigantic explosion. Sir David sure made an impact on my 10 year old brain because when I heard him talk I made the decision to go there myself and 20 years later I did just that.

The movie Smoke made me look up the address in Brooklyn where the main character has his shop. It turned out that the address they mention in the movie and the address where they shot the outdoor scenes are not the same though :-(

We also have one trip coming up where one of the destinations has been inspired by a movie. But I will come back to that one when we have made it there...

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4 years ago, July 13th 2016 No: 42 Msg: #197348  
Seeing "Farewell to the King" starring Nick Nolte in the early 90's put Borneo on the map for me, finally made it last year and loved it...not sure if this counts but saw a homemade travel film of Africa and the Serengeti at a friend of my folks' place when I was young, has been my #1 destination to visit ever since (in the works!). Reply to this

4 years ago, July 15th 2016 No: 43 Msg: #197366  
In response to: Msg #197348 Did you travel to Malayasian part of Borneo or Kalimantan in Indonesia? I am traveling to Kalimantan this November and I am looking for some information as the communication in Kalimantan is pretty primitive. Reply to this

4 years ago, July 15th 2016 No: 44 Msg: #197374  
In response to: Msg #197366 Malaysian part, Sabah and Sarawak...Kalimantan looks cool, just didn't have the time to do it on this trip... Reply to this

33 months ago, November 22nd 2017 No: 45 Msg: #203147  
GOT series made me feel going to Ireland. Reply to this

32 months ago, December 7th 2017 No: 46 Msg: #203334  
Yes, Hollywood has inspired many of my trips such as: Iceland in Stardust, Ireland in PS I Love You. New Zealand in Star War The awaken force. And all of them are wonderful, i have nothing to regret about those trips. Reply to this

21 months ago, November 5th 2018 No: 47 Msg: #206017  
We’ve just returned from Africa .... our visit to Victoria Falls was in part due to the old Tarzan movies.

The safari was influenced by reading National Geographic magazines as a child.

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19 months ago, January 8th 2019 No: 48 Msg: #206382  
Even though it was actually filmed in Veracruz, MX, "Romancing The Stone" made me want to visit Cartagena.
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19 months ago, January 19th 2019 No: 49 Msg: #206422  
Absolutely! The only reason I went to Aqaba was the movie "Lawrence of Arabia."

As a teenager I had a crush on the impossibly handsome Peter O'Toole, who played Lawrence. When he and Omar Shariff came over the to of the sand dune and found the Gulf Of Aqaba in front of them, O'Tool pointed and proclaimed, "Aqaba!"

That stuck with me. Sadly, I never found that sand dune. Reply to this

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