Monthly Archives: August 2009

Tunisia Filming Locations: Star Wars Traveller – Tatooine (a.k.a. The Ksours)

Leaving the Sidi Driss Hotel in Matmata behind, I caught (by luck) an over-packed 7.30am bus to Gabes where I checked into a hotel and then went straight out again to the louage station to get down to Tataouine, the name that inspired the … Continue reading

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Tunisia Filming Locations: Star Wars Traveller – Tatooine (a.k.a. Matmata)

After the unreliability of the buses on my birthday I thought it safer to move around by louage from then on. These are shared taxi’s looking like vans which go long distances and cost just about the same as the … Continue reading

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Tunisia Filming Locations: Star Wars Traveller – Tatooine (a.k.a. Tozeur)

It may surprise many that to visit some of the Star Wars filming locations in Tunisia is actually very difficult. There are no Star Wars package tours and very very few Tunisians have even heard of, let alone seen the sci-fi saga. … Continue reading

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Tunisia 2009 Pt I: A Memorable Birthday!!

As soon as I arrived in Tunis I took a taxi straight to the Southern Bus Station and bought a ticket for Tozeur for 23 dinars (about £10) which was just about to leave and would take seven hours. Firstly, … Continue reading

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A New Addition To The Family #2 – Anesta

I am a proud Uncle again after my sister Ruth gave birth to Anesta. She was born on August 14th so congratulations to both Ruth and Carl on their second child.    

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Italy Filming Locations: Mission Impossible III (2006)

‘The Phantom Menace‘ (1999) and ‘Attack Of The Clones‘ (2002) aren’t the only movies to have filmed at Caserta Palace as the third installment of the ‘Mission: Impossible‘ movie series also used this place which is 25 kilometres north of … Continue reading

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Italy Filming Locations: Star Wars Traveller – Naboo (a.k.a. Caserta)

The very first thing I did on day one in Italy was take an 8am Eurostar train for 28 euros from Rome Termini station to Caserta which is 25 kilometres north of Naples. I had intended to get the 6.27 … Continue reading

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Italy Filming Locations: Roman Holiday (1953)

All four of my nights in Italy were spent in the capital city staying at Fawlty Towers which was not just chosen for the name, but also for its price and convenience to the main station Termini. Despite the kicking it … Continue reading

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Italia 2009: Pompeii

Experience told me that I would wake up early on my first day (after the previous days 14 hour flight) I decided to head straight down to the Naples area as I really wanted to go there and thought it … Continue reading

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All Set For The Movie Sets

Last year I wrote a blog saying the dream was over due to financial constraints but given that I then paid nearly two-thirds of that cost just to go to Laos I thought I’d just pay whatever it cost this year … Continue reading

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