2016 was the best year for our meanderings yet.
Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. To celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary we decided to do something completely different from our normal holiday experience. A four night stay in Sao Paulo and a 7 night cruise down the coast to visit Punte del Este, Buenos Aires and Montevideo and back to Santos.
Mallorca. Retracing the steps of my mum’s 1950’s trip to Mallorca. She travelled just as the tourist industry was starting and was one of the first people to fly to the Balearics. This was the time when Errol Flynn was hanging out there and had moved there with his wife. Tales of wild parties aboard his boat abound and I like to think that my mum might have indulged. That’s what I tell my kids anyway.
We stayed in the 5* Hospes Maricel where the passionate scenes of The Night Manager were filmed.
Ibiza. Revisiting our old favourite staying at the 5* spa hotel Aguas De Ibiza in a Cloud Nine Suite.
Champagne anyone? Five Star Champagne tour to Reims and Troyes staying in a Chateau, a Knights Templar hotel and a Hermitage.
Antwerp Self Drive with the family staying in the 4* Antwerp Hilton and the 4* Best Western UP in Lille.
Ibiza – last few rays of the summer in Aguas de Ibiza and our new favourite Mirador Dalt Vila where we schmoozed with Germany’s Top Model host Bruce Darnell.
Paris by EuroStar staying at the 5* Hotel Regina on Rue de Rivoli overlooking the Tuileries Gardens and the lit up Eiffel Tower, a joy to behold on the hour at night.
Brussels by Eurotunnel
5* night at Hotel Amigo, a stone’s throw from the Grand Place.