Monthly Archives: January 2013

Review: Films Set In Japan – ‘The Toxic Avenger Part II’ (1989)

This ridiculously silly low budget B-movie was actually brought to my attention (though strictly not “recommended”) by fellow blogger tokyo5 who mentioned it in a comment on my ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III‘ review a couple of years ago. Having … Continue reading

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Quantum Of Solace: James Bond Filming Locations In Panama

‘Casino Royale‘ (2006) set the benchmark so high that it was always going to be a tough act for ‘Quantum of Solace‘ (2008) to follow. It may have received some quite negative and scathing reviews but I actually don’t mind … Continue reading

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Central America 2012/13 Pt VIII: Panama City (Panama)

I woke up in a sweat in my San Jose hostel room and it certainly wasn’t because it was hot! Far from it as it was cold at night but I awoke and realised I had booked the wrong bus … Continue reading

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Central America 2012/13 Pt VII: San Jose (Costa Rica)

I had absolutely no problem with Costa Rica or even San Jose (which has a bit of a bad reputation) but my time in this capital city was a bit of a nightmare. On the Nicarguan/Costa Rican border I wanted … Continue reading

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Central America 2012/13 Pt VI: Granada (Nicaragua)

It’s fair to say that I really did under-estimate the size of Central America and the ability to go between places as and when I wanted. Yet another day was spent on the bus on January 2nd getting to Managua … Continue reading

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Central America 2012/13 Pt V: Copan Ruinas & Tegucigalpa (Honduras)

After an unwanted night back in Guatemala City I made sure I was at the Hedman Alas bus station (a few blocks away from my hotel) way before its scheduled 5am departure to ensure I got a ticket. No need … Continue reading

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Central America 2012/13 Pt IV: Livingston (Guatemala)

I can’t say I was planning on returning to Guatemala but due to the time I arrived by chicken bus at Punta Gorda in the south of Belize I didn’t have much choice but to take a boat to Livingston … Continue reading

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Central America 2012/13 Pt III: Caye Caulker (Belize)

This trip in the early hours didn’t get off to the best start as there was some altercation between the minibus people and two Swede guys whose tickets were for a different company but the minibus conductor had taken their … Continue reading

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A New Hope Filming Locations: Star Wars Traveller – Yavin 4 (a.k.a. Tikal)

Nineteen seconds! Just NINETEEN SECONDS! That is as long as the ‘Star Wars Episode IV‘ scene in Guatemala lasted. The shot of Tikal, first seen on 98 minutes (and again on 105 mins), features the Millennium Falcon spaceship flying over … Continue reading

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Central America 2012/13 Pt II: Antigua (Guatemala)

The day before I climbed Volcan Pacaya I also went into Antigua from my base near Guatemala City Airport which was chosen simply because I arrived late at night and thought it just as easy to take the 60 minute journey … Continue reading

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