Where in the world is the real Disney Castle?

It is real, but there’s no enchanted spinning wheel awaiting to prick your finger and lull you to a deep sleep that would last for an eternity.

Text and Photo by Jennifer Ellson

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Indeed, there is a real ‘Disney Castle’ once owned by a real king! It’s called the Neuschwanstein Castle, or Schloss Neuschwanstein in German, and it was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park in California, and at Hong Kong Disneyland.

But instead of Princess Aurora, it was a real Bavarian King, Ludwig II, who occupied the place.

So where is this neo-romanesque castle?

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Where in the world is this nudist beach?

Where in the world is this wilderness-like, clothing-optional beach featuring 7 km of sandy stretches of naked beauty? Where women enjoy long… uhm… walks, and where men gets wowed by both small and nice big … waves.

Text and Photos by Jennifer Ellson

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Everybody’s welcome at the Wreck Beach: small, medium, large, natural or enhanced. In fact, you need not be naked to enjoy the area, but it is considered good etiquette to join in the fun! Bottom line is, everyone gets to enjoy the lush vegetation and the ‘full moon’ on display.

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Where in the world is the real X-Men and Luthor Mansion?

Where in the world is this castle?

Where can you find the Hatley Castle, which you might recognize as Xavier Institute/Professor X’s mansion in X-Men films, or the Luthor Mansion in the hit TV show Smallville?

Clue: It is where you can have the classic afternoon tea at the iconic The Empress. It is also home to the second oldest Chinatown in North America – dimsum, anyone?

Answer is below, after the jump.

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Where in the world is this tower?

Where in the world is this tower?

Where in the world is this pretty red tower — a founding member of the World Federation of Great Towers, along with the Eiffel Tower and others?

Clue: it is the home of the famous annual rodeo festival, the ‘Stampede’, and host to the 1988 Winter Olympics. Located in Alberta, the city is also famous for its world-class steaks.

Answer is below, after the jump.

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Where in the world is this jaw-dropping scenery?

Where in the world is this jaw-dropping scenery?

Where can you find majestic peaks and turquoise, emerald, alpine lakes that are unnervingly stunning?

Clue: Located in Alberta, it is where you can also sample the best beef in Canada, and perhaps, the world.

Answer is below, after the jump.

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Where in the world is this market?

Where in the world is this?

Where can you find the freshest produce & seafood, with a great sunset view to boot? Clue: it is the birthplace of the largest coffee chain in the world!

Answer is below, after the jump.

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Alaskan dungeness crab at the Pike Place Market in Seattle, WA, USA

Alaskan dungeness crab at the Pike Place Market in Seattle, WA, USA

To whet your appetite, here’s some dungeness crab for you — probably the most abundant crab you will find in the western part of the US/Canada. This photo was taken at the Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.

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Photo by Jennifer Ellson
jennifer@foodtrips.ca