Real-life places where real love bloomed
It's easy to have a great romance if you've got screenwriters and directors telling you what to do, or if you're under the control of some puppet-master of a novelist. It's a lot harder when you're faced with the messy realities of, well, reality. But these couples managed to pull it off. Not that they all lived happier ever after -- heaven knows a good romance can sometimes get even more romantic if there's a little tragedy involved -- but they sure did manage to stoke those fires for a while!
Starting in the almost-present and working our way back, here's our travelling show of the world's top 10 real-life romances.