Tag Archives: James Bond

Japan Part 7: Castle on a Cloud

Located 117km southwest of Kyoto is coastal city of Himeji. More like a town really with its 500,000 inhabitants compared to the metropolitan region of Osaka/Kyoto/Nara. Why were we leaving the hustle and bustle of downtown Kyoto to visit this smaller place? Himeji Castle… that’s why! Its a 17min walk up the wide boulevard of […]

The Stopover Who Loved Me

Some last minute logistics meant that Karen would fly home a different route from John back to Sydney. Karen’s Journey went smoothly. No delays, connections made, back before she knew what hit her. John’s Journey? Well that’s a little tale all in itself. EI-175 is one of Aer Lingus’s busier routes. It connect Dublin International […]

If all the World’s a stage….

… Then Thailand is its Movie Studio and Bangkok, in particular, Sound Stage 1. Bangkok has provided the setting, background and magic for many movies over the years. Either as its genuine self or as a stand in for Phnom Penh, Saigon and Hanoi. I have decided to highlight a few movies that I have […]

On an All Time High

On an All Time High While Udaipurs culture is strongly linked to the Lake Picholo and it’s massive city palace the most evident cultural phenomenon is the James Bond movie Octopussy. Shot in the city it used famous landmarks such as the Taj Lake Palace, the Monsoon Palace and the Shiv Niwas Hotel. Now you […]