5 Popular Filming Locations in the World You Need To Visit

While many travelers like to visit places which are popular, it’s always good to go for holidays with a special motive like exploring mountains, or relaxing on the beaches. For movie buffs, there are hundreds of places to discover during vacations and if you loved a movie, you will surely go wow over the locations it got shot in. So, here in this article is a list of the top five famous filming locations that you should surely add to your bucket list to enjoy the places where your favorite movie stars shot their popular movies!

1. Budapest from “Dinotopia,” “An American Rhapsody” And Steven Spielberg’s “Munich.”

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Budapest is becoming the favorite location of every director nowadays due to its picturesque beautiful location, low priced labor and discounts availed by the government here. Another great thing about Budapest is that it resembles the streets of London and the scenes shot here with the use of more techie cameras and by employing the world best drones for quality camera footage, can easily be made to look like they were recorded in London and that’s why many directors have been choosing this location for their movies. Another fact about Budapest is that it has been a recurrent location in movies like “Munich”, “An American Rhapsody”, and “Dinotopia,” making it a great place for movie buffs!

2. Paris From “The Vinci Code”

 Paris From “The Vinci Code”
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Paris is already a popular location and watching it in “The Vinci Code” has been a thrilling experience for many! Here in Paris, you can actually go back over Robert Langdon’s footsteps and witness all those sites that you have seen in this movie. For a movie-like experience of your tour, don’t forget to ask your tour guide for the same as there are tons of places to trace here from this movie.

3. New Zealand From “The Lord Of The Rings”

New Zealand
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The tourism of New Zealand has really benefited from “The Lord of The Rings” trilogy and exploring this place, you will find that there are tons of travel tours just designed with a theme of “The Lord of Rings” in which you can indulge yourself in a milieu inspired from the hobbits, elves, dwarfs like figures found in this movie. Also there is one more film that is known to be shot here and the name of this movie is “Whale Rider”. The village Whangara in which it is filmed, has a whole excursion tour for those who loved this movie and want to immerse in those locations where it was made! Thus, New Zealand has a lot to offer as a popular filming location and you can find more about this place and its culture through these amazing movie tours!

4. Hatley Castle From “X-Men” Series

Hatley Castle in British Columbia, Canada is actually the location used for creating the exterior set of Xavier’s School of Gifted Youngsters in X-Men series. Although it was only put in the movie for showing the outside version of the school still it is a quaintly endearing place to visit! The stunning architecture of this castle is the best thing about it and will surely bring back memories of X-Men movies.


5. The Tikal National Park, Guatemala From “Star Wars”

The shooting for the Massassi Outpost rebel base that was situated on Yavin’s fourth moon in the “Star Wars” was done at Guatemala’s Tikal National Park. It was chosen by George Lucas during the time when he spotted this place’s poster at a travel agency in England. If you visit The Tikal National Park of Guatemala, make sure to see the Mayan Temple ruins here as this was the exact place for Yavin IV’s rebel base.


Thus, these places are not only picturesque but have memories and even traces of the popular movies made here. Hence, when the next time you are planning to explore something new, make sure that you add these cinematic wonders to your itinerary and reminisce all those favorite scenes that you smiled, laughed and jumped at during the movies that were shot here! Happy Holidaying!!

Blog Post By: Emily Johnson

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Facebook image text rule

Facebook image text rule

What is the Facebook image text rule? Up until a few days ago, I never thought social media sites really cared about the amount of text contained on an image, let alone penalize you for it. However, it has been brought to my attention that some of them really do. Facebook and Instagram, for example, make it clear for paid adverts or any boosted posts, they will favour images with less or no text, compared to images containing lots of text. However, I have not seen any evidence that suggests that the same rule applies for general page posts.

What is the Facebook image text rule?

The Facebook image text rule, also referred to as the 20% image text rule is as follows. When you upload an image to Facebook for a paid advert or to be contained in a boosted post, Facebook scans the image for text. It will then score your image based on the percentage of the image that contains text. If more than 20% of your image contains text, you are likely to be warned or penalized.  Here is an example:

Facebook image text rule

In this test my Image Text has been scored as ‘High’ meaning my advert may not run. In total, there are four categories that an image will fall into:

  • Image Text: OK – Your advert will run normally.
  • Image Text: Low – Your advert’s reach may be slightly lower.
  • Image Text: Medium – Your advert’s reach may be much lower.
  • Image Text: High – Your advert may not run.

Facebook describes their rule as follows:

“Ads that run on Facebook, Instagram and Audience Network are subject to a review process that looks at the amount of image text used in your ad. Based on this review, ads with higher amounts of image text will be shown to fewer people.” (Facebook, 2017)

“Facebook ads that contain images with little to no image text tend to cost less and reach more people than ads with image text.” (Facebook, 2017)

Read more from Facebook on the Facebook image text rule.


Does the rule apply to normal page and personal posts (unpaid posts)?

From the research that I have undertaken the rule only effects paid ads and boosted posts.

Does the amount of text you write in the caption next to your image count?

Again, from what I have read, this does not and there is no limit.

Write a Guest Blog post

Write a Guest Blog post

I love writing blog posts almost as much as I like reading. It is for this reason a year or so ago I added a section to my blog for others to write a guest blog post. I want to gather a mixture of guest blog posts from all over the world. Such as Sarah’s blog post on the remote island of ‘North Ronaldsay‘ where she lives.

Your blog can be on any topic (within reason) and I am happy for it to provide one external link. However, this must not be to a sales point, affiliate link, or a site containing any adult or suspicious content. Preferably though, I would love people to blog about their little corner of the world.

I am also happy to do a blog exchange and write a blog post for your website or blog. If you would like me to write a guest blog post for your blog, just drop me a message.

How can I write a guest blog post?

If you would like to write a guest blog post, simply drop me a message.

If you have not writtena guest blog before, read this article

Mistakes to avoid as a guest blogger