Whether you’re fascinated by film or are mesmerised by music, there are plenty of holiday destinations where you can get your fix of pop culture.
Take inspiration from your favourite songs, movies and books, and travel across the world to re-live your favourite characters’ and singers’ footsteps.
Step into the streets of Mumbai, India, and soak up a whole new world. If you feel like there’s something familiar about this chaotic, vibrant city, you may be familiar with the Oscar-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire”.
The tale of love, fortune and overcoming adversity took the world by storm in 2008, and its setting of the Mumbai slums provided a snapshot into this often-overlooked part of the world to filmgoers everywhere. Visit Mumbai as part of your big Indian adventure and stay a while to see if you can discover your own fame and fortune.
London’s Abbey Road zebra crossing is undoubtedly the most famous road crossing on the planet. The strip of road was immortalised on the cover of the iconic Beatles album named after the street, in which all four members of the world-famous band were shot strolling across the street against a clear blue sky. If you’re in the UK this year, you’ve got to recreate this image with your own walk across Abbey Road.
Bangkok has made its way into popular culture over and over again. One recent example was in the comedy movie “The Hangover Part II”. The film opens with stunning scenes of the beaches of Krabi, before revealing the main characters waking up in an apartment in Bangkok. Explore Chinatown to relive the gang’s misadventures and explore the Thonburi canals and Chao Praya River to get a taste of what life in “The Hangover” was like for its characters.
Koh Phi Phi
Koh Phi Phi is another Thailand gem that is firmly entrenched in the minds of film buffs everywhere. Cast your mind back to the stunning 2000 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio called “The Beach” and think about its utopian setting. Believe it or not, the stunning island paradise that people were so desperate to get to in the film actually exists in real life.
Koh Phi Phi Leh beach lies on Thailand’s east coast and is pretty much as picture-perfect as it appears in the film. It does however get very crowded. You should visit but spend more time on the other beaches around where you can actually get that untouched island feel that first made this beach iconic.