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June 02, 2008

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Matt

Is it weird that I've gone skydiving but just can't imagine going bungee jumping? It just doesn't sound safe...

Jon

Thanks for including the link to the top travel destinations around the world.

So far, I've visited 16 of the top 100 destinations in the world and drove by 2 of them.

Jason

Milford Sound, albeit quite gorgeous, was not used in the Lord of the Rings movies. I did an overnight cruise on the sound this past fall and the guides on the ship said that. It was also stated in a Lonely Planet tour book that I had as well as a LOTR filming guidebook by Ian Brodie, called The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook. Brodie was on site with the film crews at most locations and it's an excellent book in trying to find any of the locations.

Still though, Milford Sound wasn't used in the filming. But, I believe that enhances it's beauty. It was the greatest highlight of my trip to New Zealand's south island this past fall.

Jeannette

Thanks for the catch, Jason. The statement should read (and now does) that the whole Fiordlands region should be familiar to LOTR fans (not just Milford Sound). Te Anau, for example, was the filming location for the Dead Marshes, Midgewater Marshes, and Weatherton Countryside, and the Norwest Lakes were part of the Misty Mountains. Any LOTR fans visiting NZ should check out http://www.filmnz.com/middleearth/locations/index.html for a detailed map of Middle Earth locations around the country.

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