Famous travel partners..?

Old Oct 20th, 2004, 08:04 AM
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Famous travel partners..?

A bit of a general one but which famous person (living or dead) would you most like to go on holiday with? Would you want to go anywhere in particular? If so, why?

I'd choose Johnny Depp. Just because.... ;-)

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Old Oct 20th, 2004, 08:09 AM
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If I had to travel with a famous person, living or dead, I think I'd choose the living one.
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Old Oct 20th, 2004, 08:18 AM
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Good point! Unless of course the living person in question was someone like George Bush, in which case give me the dead guy anytime!!

(OK, please don't make this political and having a go at me for saying that!)
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As long as my wife with me, I would like to have traveled with:
-Evelyn Waugh just to hear his observations on life around the world today
-the late Alistair Cooke, the perfect gentleman, bon vivant and
'Americanphile'
-John and Abigail Adams
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Old Oct 20th, 2004, 08:26 AM
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I can think of many living people who would be less engaging than a dead person, but let's not go there.

Johnny Depp is a good choice for me too, for the same reasons you have for wanting to travel with him. But if I were looking for good company and a fun personality, I would choose Sarah Ferguson. She always says funny things and seems like an interesting person to be around.
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Mr. T - so he could carry all my luggage.
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Old Oct 20th, 2004, 08:38 AM
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Well I guess that Michael Palin would be a good choice...a travel expert AND a very funny and utterly charming man (am lucky to have met him once, he was wonderful). And we'd have to go somewhere obscure and adventurous...will have to think about where!
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Old Oct 20th, 2004, 08:41 AM
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I love Michael Palin! my favorite Python (although it's a tough choice)

are his eyes still as twinkly as they seem to be from the TV?
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Old Oct 20th, 2004, 08:44 AM
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The roman forum with julius caeser
The Vatican with the pope
Venice with casanova
Florence with Brunelleschi, Michaelangelo (although both these gentlemen are reputed to be particularly surly), Lorenzo Medici.
Venice with Casanova
France with Joan of Arc
Versailles with a maid who knew all the secrets
Egypt with Cleopatra

And so it goes ...
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flygirl: Well it was a few years ago, but yes, they are! And doesn't he look good for his age? He was always my favourite of the Monty Python crew...

Oh dear, am getting quite excited at the thought of a fortnight in his company...! ;-)
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Old Oct 20th, 2004, 08:51 AM
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1. Ian Wright from Globe Trekker
2. Jude Law
3. Mark Twain
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Old Oct 20th, 2004, 09:18 AM
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Matt Damon or Jon Stewart
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Old Oct 20th, 2004, 10:01 AM
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>OK, please don't make this political and having a go at me for saying that!<

You bring it up and ask us not to make it political? - Shame on you.
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Stop being a jerk and making silly political comments.
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Old Oct 20th, 2004, 10:20 AM
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George Clooney - because he's hot!

Or Oprah Winfrey because she'd be fun and could hire someone to carry our luggage.
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France with Julia Child and Pierre Salinger.
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Old Oct 20th, 2004, 10:24 AM
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For England and Scotland I've love to travel with H. V. Morton, whose books inspired my long-lasting love for those countries. I'd take Elizabeth Peters (aka Barbara Mertz) with to Egypt and Donna Leon to Venice.
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Hugh Jackman ...just LOVE a man who can dance or ...well..sticking with Hughs...Huge Grant...I just love his sense of humor...and both these guys are just plain cute!!!! Lets see...females...Barbara Walters for all her knowledge. Lisa Ling because I just think she's an incredible young woman or Christian Amonpour (sp)..amazing woman. Gosh, I'd have to do a heck of a lot of traveling....works for me!!!!!!
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Just for kicks, I'd pick P.J. O'Rourke.
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Huge Grant? Is that a freudian slip?
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