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Piz Gloria is on my bucket list.

I've always wanted to have Christmas in Turkey

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I've always had a hankering  to go to Rio. Sir.

If you don't like it, you can always Blame it on Rio  ajb007/shifty

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If I don't like Brazil, I'll tear a strip of someone !  ajb007/biggrin

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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Sure hope you like samba.

For me, it would simply be impossible to choose from Bond's well travelled passport but if I did I'd have to narrow it down to these 5.
-->Japan. I'd take full advantage of the recent "On the trails of 007" book that was released to visit at least some of the locations, but apart from the Bond connection, it's a country I've always had a hankering to visit for the culture, places and well...automobiles.
-->Venice...for the reason that it had been featured in not one but 3 Bond movies, to varying degrees, but mainly due to its screen-time in Moonraker does it make my list, ignoring the fact that due to global warming it might be left as an underwater expansion for Stromberg's Atlantis.
-->The Bahamas would make for a holiday to remember, as I would cite Thunderball...and quite obviously Casino Royale as some of my favourite Bond movies.
-->San Francisco. While a certain inspector would be better known for the city of San Francisco, A View To A Kill made great use of the city's iconic landmarks and one of the only American cities that has stuck to my memory ever since watching Roger's final outing.

but all of the above pale in comparison to the one and only Piz Gloria, the top of the world, the Bond-iest location of them all.
I'd love to learn how to ski down a mountain so that I could follow at least part of Lazenby-Bond's route.

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-Roger Moore's James Bond. RIP.
I have a YouTube channel on all things Bond (amongst other things, coming soon™).
The name's Bond and Beyond. It's currently on hold, though.

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Dirty Punker wrote:

-->San Francisco. While a certain inspector would be better known for the city of San Francisco

https://s33.postimg.cc/hzogmvl6j/AA_OLD_MAN_3.jpg

?????

Only teasing....

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I was at Gibraltar a couple of years back. It was pretty cool. We had a trip inside the mountaln. And music from the movie was playing inside to. And yes the monkeys are still there.

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For me the three places I would love to (re)visit would be

1) Venice

2) Gibraltar

3) London

Although I have been lucky to go to each of these places before, even with preparation by getting my list of film locations to find and see, planned route maps ready to navigate myself around, its only when getting there and start to actually look around a place does it then all makes sense of why the locations were picked in the first place.
Every one has unseen distractions, those not shown on screen, each causing delays and timings to go out of the window, because of this I have ended up running out of time and therefore ended up either missing out on going to all planned places or rushing about and not fully appreciated them at that time. So good excuse to go back again.

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- Piz Gloria is my number 1
- While there, I would also go to the Goldfinger locations, preferably in a nice sports car.
- Jamaica is up there, despite the bad situation there. I would stay at Goldeneye naturally and drink Blue Mountain coffee all day
- Wouldn't turn down a Bahama's trip either
- The japanese fisherman's village and volcano.
- Bond island is a must see. Still regret not going while I was in Thailand years ago
- Jaipur
- Vietnam

That is about it. From what I saw, I can recommend the following places since it is still pretty much in same shape as when it was filmed:

- Istanbul. Exactly the same as many of the locations and all in walking distance
- Osato's office in Tokyo
- Venice
- Rio
- Amsterdam
- Paris
- Rome
- San Francisco
- New York (some locations, not all)
- Hong Kong

OHMSS, FRWL, DN, GF, CR, GE, SP, YOLT, TB, TSWLM, LALD, TLD, TND, FYEO, SF, MR, TMWTGG, TWINE, OP, AVTAK, DAF, LTK, QOS, DAD

1. Connery 2. Craig 3. Brosnan 4. Dalton 5. Lazenby 6. Moore

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Been to two, the area of Paris where the Taxi Chase in AVTAK was filmed (wouldn't be surprised if others have been as it's right under/ next to Eiffel Tower).  And also Lake Como, where Daniel Craig's Casino Royale was set.   Although I couldn't quite find the Mansion where the climax with Mr White was filmed.

Another mention, is being right opposite Bond's HQ on the Thames and not realising it until we'd passed by.

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Bahamas would do me. Stepping into Thunderball (and having my picture taken) would be nice. I'd even put on my eyepatch dress in rubber. But that's another type of vacation.

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Japan.  I'd like to be married in the same location.

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Japan seems nice, but do you have a more spesific Bond-ralated location in the country you like?

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My wife said is is a nice idea when I suggested to visit Sölden to see Bond elements. So at next March just after my birthday.
We will flight first to Munich, stay there few days, then hire a car and make an "lovely ride on the countryside" to Austria.

It will be nice to see mountains again after a long time. We were driving all over europe early 2000, and I so look forward our vacation.

My question is: What is the roadcondition at middle of March at that area? At Finland we do use snowtires at that time, and  I am well used to  drive on "what ever" weather conditions.

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A week in Goldeneye. Preferably in Fleming's actual villa, although I'd settle for the staff quarters and a tour of Fleming's house!

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I'd love to visit the MI6 set, both classic area and Brosnan area. Other things I'd love to see is the Orient Express, sadly it doesn't go anymore as you guys stated before. My other choice would be GoldenEye in the Fleming days, great idea to think about the typewriter that gave 007 life. Otherwise, I'd go to a casino, especially Casino Royale.

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Charmed & Dangerous wrote:

Btw Venice is beautiful  ajb007/martini  ajb007/martini

Did you see any double-taking pigeons?  ajb007/lol

I'm actually editing a story set in Venice and, like Moonraker and Casino Royale, it really makes me want to go there.

1. CR 2 OHMSS 3. TSWLM 4. TLD 5. SF 6. FRwL
7. GE 8. LtK 9. DN 10. TMwtGG 11. GF 12. TWiNE
13. FYEO 14. SP 15. OP 16. TB 17. QoS 18. AVtaK
19. MR 20. LaLD 21. TND 22. DAD 23. YOLT 24. DAF

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Great question

Bahamas for all the reasons stated

Rio -just looks amazing

Venice - being in 3 films; well there must be something good about it  ajb007/smile

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Wife and I were in New Orleans this past April for our 15th anniversary. It's the only Bond location I've ever visited...so far.  ajb007/martini


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Pussy Galore: “My name is Pussy Galore.”
Bond: “I must be dreaming.”

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IcePak wrote:
Charmed & Dangerous wrote:

Btw Venice is beautiful  ajb007/martini  ajb007/martini

Did you see any double-taking pigeons?  ajb007/lol.

ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  I almost did a double-take at your post  ajb007/biggrin

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You'll do a double take when you see the price of a coffee   ajb007/wink

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