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July 17, 2009

Harry Potter and the Traveling Muggles

HarryPotter
Have broom, will travel.
Photo: weekbeforenext on Flickr
using Creative Commons

by Beata Loyfman-Santora

This past week was a biggie for J. K. Rowling. The sixth installment of her Harry Potter series hit theaters on Wednesday, shattering box office records to the tune of $58 million and change. Shh, if you listen carefully, you can hear the clanking of loot falling into Rowling's already sizable bank account.

The film takes place in a multitude of destinations, following Harry through London, Bulgaria, Norway, Ireland, and even Wollongong, Australia. If your portkey is rusty or your broomstick outdated, you may have to catch a plane with the rest of the Muggles to visit these sites. Thankfully, the good folks at the Telegraph have put together a dandy list of destinations from the film (both real and fictional).

Meanwhile, here's what happens when a bunch of college students attempt Quidditch in a Brooklyn park.

Further reading:
* Celeb Brits get down and dirty
* Boldface: Celebrity travels

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