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400 tourists rescued with helicopters from James Bond Piz Gloria mountain

Some 400 people that visited Piz Gloria had a real James Bond lifestyle experience on Thursday, when they needed to be airlifted by helicopters after a cable car broke down. In related news, the toilets at Piz Gloria were named the best in the world by the International Toilet Tourism Award.

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From June 28th to July 8th 2013, a group of more than 30 Bond fans is led by the expert team of ThemePartyPeople to filming locations in Europe.

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The deserted island of Bond's adversary Silva in the movie SkyFall (2012), might seem the result of the writers' fantasy, but does actually exist. The island is called Hashima, and is located off the coast of Japan.

In 1959, the island was one of the most densely populated areas on earth. On the tiny island (400 x 160 meter), more than 5000 people lived and worked.

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In the movie Diamonds Are Forever (1971), several scenes were filmed in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. James Bond (Sean Connery), disguised as professional smuggler and murderer Peter Franks, travels to Amsterdam to meet contact Tiffany Case. The real Peter Franks shows up, but Bond intercepts and kills him and switches IDs to make it seem like Franks is Bond.

Bond is GREAT Britain

On Friday, October 5 – Global James Bond Day – VisitBritain will launch its biggest ever film tourism campaign, centered around the release of Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s SkyFall, the 23rd James Bond adventure, in theatres worldwide this fall.

 

Nico Knüpfer and his girlfriend Janette made this photo reportage of their visit of Casino Royale filming locations in the center of Prague.

From Italy With Love: Bond locations in Italy

Marco Donna takes you through the Bond locations in Italy in his new guide From Italy With Love.

 

Besides the martinis, girls and guns, one of the fascinating features of the James Bond Lifestyle is the experiences of international travel.

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The 11 day Venice to Paris tour, "Operation:EURO2010- Bond, Bourne and Beyond" came to its conclusion on September 1st with a grand finale reception at the Paris Novotel, France.

James Bond villa Florida

Formally the movie set for the James Bond film Licence to Kill (1989), now a tropical oasis with a Licence to Chill. Low key casual setting on rare sprawling 14,351 sq ft parcel just 2 blocks from famous Duval Street.

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ThemePartyPeople presents another Bond trip, the ultimate James Bond film location tour, this time in Europe!

On the tracks of 007

Dutch 007 connoisseur Martijn Mulder has written a unique field guide to the exotic James Bond filming locations around the world. Four time Bond director Guy Hamilton contributed a foreword for the book, which is published by DMD Digital and is scheduled for release early September.

 

In China it's the Year of the Rat and the forthcoming Olympics - but in Britain, quiet commemorations of another kind are going on in honour of one of Britain's finest exports - the fictional spy, James Bond - aka, 007

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