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Travel like James Bond

Clive Wedderburn October 22, 2015

James Bond is everybody’s favourite spy and an extremely well-travelled one at that. To celebrate the latest Bond movie Spectre, released on 26 October, Hayes and Jarvis have created an interactive website that maps 007’s extensive travel history.  If you’re interested in licensed to thrill travel around the world - be honest, who isn’t - then check it out. Meanwhile, here’s a quick reminder of some of the more glamorous locations shown in the films. 

Phang Nga Bay Thailand – Man with the Golden Gun

Good for: Dangerous and diminutive villains (aka Nick-Nack) and speedboat chases.

Lazar: Mr. Bond, bullets do not kill. It is the finger that pulls the trigger.

James Bond: Exactly. I am now aiming precisely at your groin. So speak or forever hold your piece.

Bahamas - Casino Royale

Good for: Stepping off a seaplane in a dashing linen suit or stepping out from the sea with nothing on but teeny trunks and a rippling six pack.

M: Bond, I need you back.
Bond: I never left.

New Orleans - Live and Let Die

Good for: Jazzy funeral processions – try to ensure it’s not your own.

[As Bond unzips Miss Caruso's dress with the magnet in his watch]

Miss Caruso: Such a delicate touch.

James Bond: Sheer magnetism, darling.

Havana, Cuba – Die Another Day

Good for: Mixing metaphors and mojitos with the Lesser Spotted Halle Berry.

James Bond: Do you believe in bad luck?

Jinx: Let's just say my relationships don't seem to last.

James Bond: I know the feeling.

Rio de Janeiro – Moonraker

Good for: Hanging off cable cars high above Sugarloaf Mountain with orally challenged ogres (Jaws).

[Bond dangles from a cable car a thousand feet up]

Dr. Holly Goodhead: Hang on, James!

James Bond: The thought had occurred to me.