I get some of my best ideas when I'm travelling. But on my recent trip to Hamburg, I managed to go one step further!
I've been busy writing First Blood but took time out to visit Hamburg for my son's sixth birthday. He absolutely loves the wonderful Miniatur Wunderland and we were keen to see the new Italy exhibit, complete with erupting Mount Vesuvius!
Tucked away in a corner I noticed this great scene, which reminded me of the setting of First Blood with its sunken church and forested mountains. There are even some ghosts, too!
If you ever get a chance to visit, you really should - it's amazing.