Are you romantic? Well, even if you’re not, if you are travelling around Italy with children, you will love those Amalfi Coast Italian waiters! Sure, driving the spectacular Amalfi coast with your loved one will certainly get your heart racing! ”La Dolce Vita” – this is the life as they say here and along with their gelato ice-cream and pizzas, those friendly Italian waiters made this part of the trip very special indeed. Continuously featuring in the top 10 drives of the world, experiencing the breathtaking mountain views and ocean scenery in this wonderful part of the world has to be a must-do, once in a lifetime experience for everyone.
…and yes those friendly Italian waiters were a source of great entertainment to us all especially Reilly..!
A brief but pleasant one night in Barcelona and we were back in sunny Lanzarote where my Mother lives five months of the year. After over 15 visits, it’s become a bit of an annual pilgrimage for us and we love it!
The two little beaches at the Playa Blanca holiday resort are very sheltered, making them perfect for families and also, increasingly, water sports fans. The consistent light breeze makes it a great climate especially in the very hot months of July & August. The rustic promenade along the sea front is the perfect place for a stroll, especially after a tapas lunch or the warm breeze of the evening. But if want to get away from it all, pop across to the sandy beaches of Papagayo which are a shortish walk beyond the harbour, they’re stunning!
Before we knew it we were back in London for our last few days – it was the usual hectic scenario of trying to see as many people as possible before leaving (thanks Adrian and Costas for letting us stay!) One memorable night we did have though was the ‘Fat Freddy’s Drop’ concert at Alexandra Palace. Over 10,000 laid-back fans went wild for this famous New Zealand band….and yes, thanks to our friend Rich from Western Audio, we met them all backstage after the show – a memorable night it was!
Despite the two hour stop in Dubai, flying on the Qantas A380 (codeshare with Emirates) to Bangkok, I’m happy to report that the flights were enjoyable and efficient, overall the best experience anyone could wish for with two under 6’s in economy – not least thanks to the airline’s super-friendly and attentive cabin crew.
Bangkok as a stop over for a couple of nights was perfect, as it allowed us to recover from London (never mind the flight) before heading on to Sydney where we knew we had another hectic couple of days. Staying near Khao San road brought back all the memories of when I first hung out there back in 1982… (some of you probably weren’t even born then)! I was meant to meet up with two of my brothers at the PB Guest House but please take the time to read Adrian Bridge’s Independent newspaper article on why we didn’t! (contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for the story in full, it’s a good one!)