If anyone needs me, I’ll be out buying a mountain bike and overcoming my crippling fear of heights.
It may come as a shock that cheerful, marmalade-loving, wellington-wearing Paddington Bear – a UK icon as English as rain or understatement – comes not from London, but from ‘darkest Peru’.
If you are in search of an adventure of Ben Hur proportions, then Intrepid’s Across the Sahara, from Cairo to Casablanca, is one of the great epic journeys. There are so many highlights en route, but as Intrepid Express reader Tori Salman discovered, Tunisia sets the scene for an out-of-this-world adventure…
“A trip to ancient land of Tunisia seemed like something that I just had to experience. During my time in this fascinating country I enjoyed a camel safari in the Sahara Desert, wandered around tiny oases, and spent a day lazing along the Mediterranean coastline near Tunis, but it was the unexpected sightings of some film locations that caught me by surprise.
Lights, camera, action! Intrepid’s Jaclyn Lofts is always on the lookout for great movie locations, and this time her adventures took her behind the scenes in the Czech Republic…
“I’m a real movie buff, I absolutely love them and wherever I may be travelling I try to attend film festivals, from Sarajevo to Sundance. I also love visiting film locations. It’s always a bit of a buzz when you are standing in the exact same place where George Clooney once stood.
“In my opinion critics have been a little tough on the movie A Good Year, starring Russell Crowe and directed by Ridley Scott. It’s true that the story is a bit predictable: Max, a British broker, inherits a rustic chateau with a vineyard in Provence. He decides to sell it, but he falls in love with the laid-back Provencal lifestyle and Fanny, a beautiful French woman. However, I loved watching it for the real star of the movie: the stunning countryside of Provence.