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1. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1452 posts) 6d Star this if you like it!

For the first time in many years, we haven't got a trip to look forward to. We had flights for April, return to Dubai with a trip planned through Iran and then Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan overland and then back to Dubai. That's clearly hit the fan now - Emirates have pulled their Auckland flights as from 26 March so we definitely can't go now (we had sort of canned it anyway). And we're not sure if we'll be able to travel in the July school holidays either, or October.

Here in New Zealand, even internal travel is frowned upon unless it's a necessity so it looks like our house or nowhere. School is still open but I can't see that lasting the week. And there's no meetings so I can't even meet up with friends to talk about travelling.

So - anyone know of any really, really good travel movies?

2. Posted by hennaonthetrek (Full Member 182 posts) 6d Star this if you like it!

Similar situation here, nothing booked and don't know when will be able to even think about the next trip or even when that might be...

But for the movies, I don't know if this exactly count as an travel movie and it isn't new one either but I liked the 7 years in Tibet :)

3. Posted by Vic_IV (Respected Member 85 posts) 6d Star this if you like it!

Hi, Steve Keep well please!
Hare a link to some nice classical movies. I have watched some of those excellent movies already. I don't if you meant real movies or documentaries.
Enjoy and take care of yourself!
;)

[ Edit: Edited on 22-Mar-2020, 07:51 GMT by Vic_IV ]

4. Posted by Cottonwood (Full Member 147 posts) 6d 1 Star this if you like it!

I'd recommend a cruise ship movie called "Titanic".....but, spoiler alert, the ship sinks and everyone dies in that movie

"Around the world in 80 days" with David Niven is a good old classic travel movie

Going with your "Cabin Fever" Forum title and losing your mind cause you can't travel for awhile.......The Shining

For a good laugh about everyone getting sick no thanks to a plane ride....."Airplane" is worth a watch.

5. Posted by Kathrin_E (Travel Guru 446 posts) 6d Star this if you like it!

Our TV is full of travel documentations but mostly they waste a lot of time on a) the presenter preparing the trip, riding a bicycle, having a picknick and so on, and b) presenting people who run some kind of craft workshop, an unusual shop or hotel, being the last in a traditional professon... instead of showing landscapes and towns and nature. This seems to be the trend currently and it puts me off watching these.

That said, I'm awaiting the sequels of a really good docu about Volga river. The first one has already been broadcasted, it was about the upstream part of the river with beautiful arial views of landscapes and the occasional human settlements and buildings and the most amazing wildlife observations I have seen for quite a while. Part 2 is due tomorrow night and I really hope that they won't postpone it again for the sake of lengthy news bulletins and commentaries. Important as these are under current circumstances, they don't have to be an hour or longer. At some point it's enough...

[ Edit: Edited on 22-Mar-2020, 10:21 GMT by Kathrin_E ]

6. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 6d Star this if you like it!

They aren't movies but if you can get hold of them I recommend the travel documentaries of Michael Palin. We've just started re-watching the first, Round the World in 80 Days. I really like the one he did on the Himalayas too, also Pole to Pole and Full Circle (around the Pacific Rim).

I also recommend the Motorcycle Diaries, a fictionalised account of Che Guevara's trip around South America with a friend which inspired him to fight on behalf of the poor people there.

7. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 1188 posts) 6d Star this if you like it!

'The Motorcycle Diaries '

'Into the Wild'

'Easy Rider'

'The Way Back'

'Touching the Void' (particularly brilliant imo)

'Into Thin Air' (ditto) & 'Everest'.

'Dr Zhivago'

8. Posted by road to roam (Travel Guru 428 posts) 6d Star this if you like it!

About combating cabin fever in the city, only to have that attempt turn into a very odd 'staycation' out in the countryside: Withnail and I.

9. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1491 posts) 6d Star this if you like it!

I don't know about "really good" but there is
If it's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium

And it's not really a travel movie but The Ugly American

There's also Mrs. Pollifax-Spy which is based on a series of books about an American widow who goes under cover in various places for the CIA. Rosalind Russell plays Mrs Pollifax. There's also a second version of the movie starring Angela Lansbury, but the review of it say: There is another Mrs. Pollifax version with Angela Lansbury which I would not recommend - she plays Mrs. P like a Murder, She Wrote episode and they try to loosely sew too many plots into one show which makes for a complete mess.

Even reading about the books is interesting. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Pollifax

[ Edit: Edited on 22-Mar-2020, 15:42 GMT by greatgrandmaR ]

10. Posted by nicolaitan (Budding Member 49 posts) 6d Star this if you like it!

for a film in keeping with the possible end of the world because of coronavirus may I recommend the 1959 movie "On The Beach_ == _ with gregory peck, ava gardner, fred astaire.

on a brighter note suggesting the world may live on corona beer is changing its name - ebola beer.