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Where's the best place you've ever stayed?
There are so many to choose from, each with their respective merits and wow factor. The setting of British Colombia is simply jaw dropping. The journey to get there is adventure in itself, and to be met at a wilderness resort and told that ﾀﾘwe share the area with mountain lions, wolves and bears, so do let us know if you go trekking' was most memorable. Rio de Janeiro is so unique, coupled with its famous sights and sounds and the hidden gems that it offers. Finally my Beach Villa at the Constance Halaveli Maldives, complete with our own private pool was perhaps the most dramatic hotel room that I have stayed in.
What's your oddest travel moment?
Whilst in Mauritius a local in Flic en Flac stopped me and pointed at a small patch of dry skin on my forearm. He started to speak in Creole, then summoned a friend over who then promptly disappeared returning with a bottle of motor oil which was massageed over my arm. I left with them giving me the thumbs out shouting ﾀﾘfixed', totally convinced that this was a medical cure. Subsequently, it didn't work.
Have you had a perfect travel moment?
Initial disappointment turned to elation whilst visiting Christ the Redeemer in Rio. It was quite cloudy and the monument wasn't in its best light. Suddenly the clouds disappeared and the views opened up showing this wonder in all its glory.
What are your suitcase essentials?
Mosquitos enjoy biting me, so I always take some Avon Skin So Soft dry oil spray with me. I've no idea what is in it and it's not advertised as mosquito repellent but it works a treat! As I get older, I find myself ensuring I have footwear for every occasion - my colleagues will find this most amusing!
Where's next on your wishlist?
The world is a big place and my motto is you should never go back. My wish list grows on a daily basis. South Africa is a country of tremendous contrasts - from Safari to the snowy peaks and mountain ranges of Drakensberg, through to the beach of Camps Bay outside of buzzy Cape Town. You can have the prawns the lobster and of course the wine in The Blues restaurant at Camps Bay at a fraction of the price.
"Nothing is too much trouble. We are particularly pleased with the service we got from Dev at your Meadowhall branch. We have booked with him a few times now, and will no doubt be seeing him again in the near future."