The travel fair of Mexico was cancelled…. We had been due to leave for Merida 18th March…!
We were to stay at the glorious SECRETS AKUMAL, KIN SOL SOLEIL. HOTEL ALUXES in Merida and PLAYA AZUL in Cozumel.
But not to be…………
We actually went to Devon on 18th March to celebrate Mother’s Day. Lockdown came on 22nd March, so we spent a 100 Days.
NEWS FROM DEVON
Calm and warm with kind & good friends…… Lots of gardening, walking in the peaceful moorland surroundings.
I learned a lot during these days,
I learned to ZOOM! and to Meditate (something I have never done!)
I found so many good things
Ivor Dewdney Pasties Ltd
01752 66475 ivordewdney.co.uk
The Wonderful RUGGLSTONE INN delivering piping hot meals for Takeaway……sensational!
CLIPPER CAFÉ SHALDON
FERRY BOAT INN SHALDON super BBQ Food ready soon
SCENE AND HEARD. Fabulous Pete who has a shop in Teignmouth with every collectable record DVD memorabilia you can imagine it is my Aladdin’s Cave!
NEWS FROM LONDON
In my World of Travel…… Super colleagues keeping in touch JOHN SAMSON Presslink, www.presslinkgroup.co.uk LUPITA AYALA Vela resorts, CLAIRE CHAMBERLAIN Lotus group, and of course the constant comforting presence of SIMON CALDER.
Personally, indulged in masses of JAMES MARTIN cookery programmes…
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OPERA IN STYLE
My dear friend Andrew Blair
A true connoisseur in travel.
Andrew Blair | Managing Partner | In Style Travel LLP
10a Hornsey Lane, London N6 5LZ.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7272 0639 | Mob: +44 (0) 7771 861488
Justine and Alex “Our Team at Cariad Marketing cariadmarketing.com
“So supportive throughout Lockdown”
Amongst all the Cancellations and chaos of Corona they calmly reserved new flights with no extra cost. WELL DONE
Amazing how this fine company are coping, but with more bad news today’
NEWS FROM PARIS
Cannot wait for the Lockdowns to be over to return to this wonderful little property. We stayed here last Year….
Hotel Anjou Lafayette
4, rue Riboutté
75009 Paris, FRANCE
+33 1 42 46 83 44
Great news, Hotel is now open again, we are returning late August for three days.
NEWS FROM MEXICO
LAS NUBES HOLBOX
INTERNATIONAL SALES MANAGER
USA, CANADA & EUROPE
Servicios Operativos Rumbo al Trópico S.A. de C.V.
Mobile + 52 1 (55) 79 25 52 05
Discover the place where the sky embraces the sea. This beautiful unspoilt wildlife Island must be visited.
CAMPECHE We are hoping to work with the FRANCIS DRAKE HOTEL
Few Tourists know of this wonderful place a Pirates Haven.
SECRETS AKUMAL. Anyone who reads my blogs must know this is my absolute personal Paradise.
VELAS RESORTS. Lupita Ayala, Director in UK, has worked throughout the lockdown, promoting her lovely properties. Contact her for up to date information.
Regional Sales Manager – Europe
Grand Velas – Casa Velas – Velas Vallarta – Mar del Cabo
Tel: +44 (0) 208 287 0849 / +44 (0) 77 3435 9566
My absolute favourite Hotel in Mexico City
Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City
Paseo de la Reforma 500 Col. Juarez 06600
Voice:+52 (55) 5230-1851
Christian a true Hotel man!! Represents a series of small Boutique Hotels please pull up his website.
LOS CABOS Open again. With the help of our great TUI…. Flights should begin soon.
COZUMEL My adored other Island fighting Covid-19 as we all are, but thankfully not as heavily. The Cruise ships will soon be back. Cozumel should always be included in an Itinerary for Mexico it is still “unspoilt” Tropical Paradise with Turquoise Sea. You can dive and snorkel here day after day, the tropical fish will eat from your hand. Don’t forget this is the treasured workplace of Jaques Cousteau. However you do have the idyllic PLAYA AZUL playa-azul.com at the edge of the beach. One of my favourite places in all Mexico.
JOSE MANUEL GARCIA
I have known this superb DMC for over 30 years. They do an excellent job.
IVI DMC Enterprises,
Quintana Roo, Mexico
MARTHA PAREDES now at EL CIELO, Playa del Carmen
I have been in constant contact with two of my stalwart companions, Mauricio Chavez , “First Class” and Martin Morales , Stara Suites.
NEWS FROM GUATEMALA
This wonderful country has coped so well during corona virus. My dear friends
Mark rogers and family have sent regular messages.
Mark H. Rogers
Plaza Clark, 7 avenida 14-76 zona 9, Guatemala, Guatemala
Pbx: +502 2412 4700 ext 4720 ½ Fax: 502 2412 4701 | Email: email@example.com ½ www.clarktours.com.gt
US Mailing Address: | Mark H. Rogers QB-0038 | Clark Tours | P.O. Box 526150 | Miami, Fla. 33152
NEWS FROM ACAPULCO
My dear rriend Reyna Luna is still working hard at the RITZ HOTEL. and keeping the flag flying for my adored Acapulco.
NEWS FROM MALLORCA
We were able to travel on 1st July to my “Other Island”!!! The travel arrangements were excellent. Doctors and Nurses at the Airport to take temperatures plus health checks. Masks were worn EVERYWHERE!!! One of my main reasons for our visit was my dentist. The best in the world. Juan Mas he can be found at Sanitas.
MILLOR…. small family run restaurant specialises in Mallorcan food; chef Javi.
Calle Espartero 24, 07014, Palma de Mallorca
SOCIADAD Also a family run restaurant in the village of Andraix
Sa Societat De Ca Na Fornera
Cala Connills Situated in SAN TELMO Ultimate in top quality run by the lovely Maria.
Es Porteno Port de Andraix a family haven – 0034 626269017
Bar Central and our adored Jose in Puerto
And of course, my favourite of all ES GUIX…. Next door to Lluc Monastery
CA’NPASTILLA. In the 60’s and 70’s this was a vast stretch of Beach always a breeze. Stucco Villas sprang up long before the “Ritzy Hotels” I return a lot to this area. No visit should be complete without a visit to.
Cristóbal Grosjean estate Agent
Best there is
Mels Bar – This is a delightful bar and café on the sea front – 971261464
Finally, a mention for two very special Companies helping with the daily requirements of daily life in Mallorca
C/. Santo Domingo, nº 16 1º – 07001 Palma
Tlf. 971 713 600 – Fax 971 712 894
RITA LAST INSURANCE
C/ Garcilaso de la Vega, 5 (Complejo 4 Illes)
07181 Costa d’en Blanes (Islas Baleares)
Mob.: (+34) 618 327 307
Office: (+34) 971 675 413
In closing remember any help and information you may need for Mexico
I am here at your request.