Mel Gibson in the Year of Living Dangerously
10 May 2014

The Reel Guide: Movies Set in Indonesia

Indonesia is home to a unique blend of cultures and landscapes, and an equally unique blend of movies which are set there. The Japanese occupation is a well documented part of Indonesia’s history, but less known are the mass killings after the failed coup in 1965. Watch these movies set in

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11 Apr 2014

Travel Playlist: A Musical Journey Around the World

One of the things I love about travel is getting onto a bus (or train) headed somewhere new, putting my headphones on and watching a new world go by. It’s the sense of freedom I imagine someone in the throws of a midlife crises feels when he hops into his

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05 Mar 2014

The Reel Guide to Thailand: Movies Set in Thailand

Thinking of travelling to Thailand? Forget about reading long, boring books and check out these movies set in Thailand to really get a feel for the country. Only God Forgives (2013) Ryan Gosling, having decided he didn’t brood and stare intensely at things enough in Drive, decides to have another

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18 Feb 2014

10 Fictional Film Planets I Would Love to Travel to

I think I was born too early. In 1000 years there will probably be someone just like me, reading a Lonely Galaxy guidebook and planning a galactic trip to remote planets. Until then I have to rely on movies to explore other worlds. Here are some fictional film planets that

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20 Dec 2013

The Best Travel Shows to Get You in the Mood

An Idiot Abroad Karl Pilkington, a man who has no interest in travelling, is sent around the world, first to see the seven wonders and then to tick off some typical “bucket list” activities (there is also a shorter 3rd series where Karl travels through Europe, China and India with

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18 Nov 2013

Cities and Their Celebrity Doubles: Bangkok / Nicholas Cage

Nicholas Cage is that rare sort of character. He wouldn’t seem out of place if you saw him shooting up heroin in the bathroom of your local pub, but you also wouldn’t be surprised to see him on TV, dressed in a suit, trying to stop little African kids getting

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