Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

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Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

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TOP 10

ON LOCATION

The year's best movie locations, according to Budget Travel magazine:

1. MARIE ANTOINETTE (France, London and Geneva, Switzerland)

2. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST (St. Vincent, the Exumas, Grand Bahama, Soufriere on Dominica)

3. RUSSIAN DOLLS (Paris, London and St. Petersburg, Russia)

4. A GOOD YEAR (France)

5. MISS POTTER (England)

6. THE PAINTED VEIL (China)

7. THE HOLIDAY (England and California)

8. THE DA VINCI CODE (England, Scotland, Malta and France)

9. SKETCHES OF FRANK GEHRY (Spain)

10. THE ILLUSIONIST (Czech Republic)

GEOQUIZ

In which Middle East capital will you find the Church of the Holy Sepulchre? (Answer below)

GEOQUIZ ANSWER

Jerusalem

HOT DESTINATIONS

TRAVEL + LEISURE DESTINATIONS FOR 2007

New Orleans and Alexandria, Egypt, are among Travel + Leisure magazine's "up-and-coming destinations" for 2007.

Alexandria, which housed the world's largest library in ancient times, is home today to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina - www.bibalex.org - a 21st-century library with striking architecture, a planetarium and museums. Early in the new year, a new Four Seasons resort will open in nearby San Stefano on the Mediterranean.

Travel + Leisure's January issue also says New Orleans is back and ready for visitors. In addition, the magazine's list of 2007 hotspots includes Quito, Ecuador, which has become easier to get to with the addition of more flights from the U.S.; Istria, Croatia, known for vineyards, medieval villages and beaches; St. Lucia in the Caribbean, which has a spate of new hotels, including numerous luxury options; and Macau, the Las Vegas of the Far East.

Macau is a former Portuguese enclave that includes a peninsula and two small islands off China's southern coast 35 miles west of Hong Kong. …

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