A long time ago, in a galaxy far away -- aka the '70s -- George Lucas changed movies forever with the release of the first installment of the 'Star Wars' trilogy: 'A New Hope.' Fans were taken in by the adventure of young Luke Skywalker, plucked from his simple life to become the Jedi Knight who will save the universe.

Before his adventure begins, Skywalker lives with his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru Lars, moisture farmers on the planet Tatooine. After unwittingly buying renegade droids C3PO and R2D2, Owen and Beru are killed by Stormtroopers, prompting Luke to leave the planet for good.

Luke may have abandoned his homestead, but you can still visit the Skywalker home. Lucas shot these first groundbreaking scenes at the famous Hotel Sidi Driss, located in the village of Matmata, in the country of Tunisia.
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