SUMMER BLOG

TIANGUIS

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…………

LOCKDOWN UK

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!

www.rugglestoneinn.co.uk

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…

JONATHON MAYO

Author and Journalist

Jonathan Mayo joined the BBC in 1987, first working in radio and then television, where he won awards for his documentaries. In 2011 he became a freelance producer, director, and writer. He is the author of The JFK Assassination: Minute by Minute (Short Books, 2013). He lives in Surrey with his wife and son.

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

Email: ab@instyletravel.co.uk

www.InStyleTravel.co.uk

ATOL 9256

info@operainstyle.com

operainstyle.com

Justine and Alex “Our Team at Cariad Marketing cariadmarketing.com

“So supportive throughout Lockdown”

EASYJET

Amongst all the Cancellations and chaos of Corona they calmly reserved new flights with no extra cost. WELL DONE

easyjet.com

TUI

Amazing how this fine company are coping, but with more bad news today’

tuigroup.com

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
Square Montholon
75009 Paris, FRANCE
+33 1 42 46 83 44
info@hotelanjoulafayette.com

hotelanjoulafayette.com

Great news, Hotel is now open again, we are returning late August for three days.

NEWS FROM MEXICO

LAS NUBES HOLBOX

Blanca Cossío

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.

lasnubesdeholbox.com         

hotelcasabarbara.mx

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.

secretsresorts.com

VELAS RESORTS. Lupita Ayala, Director in UK, has worked throughout the lockdown, promoting her lovely properties. Contact her for up to date information.

Lupita Ayala
Regional Sales Manager – Europe
Grand Velas – Casa Velas – Velas Vallarta – Mar del Cabo
Tel: +44 (0) 208 287 0849 / +44 (0) 77 3435 9566

FOUR SEASONS

My absolute favourite Hotel in Mexico City

Oscar Alcocer
Sales Manager
Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City
Paseo de la Reforma 500 Col. Juarez 06600
Voice:+52 (55) 5230-1851
oscar.alcocer@fourseasons.com
http://fourseasons.com/mexico

CHRISTIAN RODRIGUEZ

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
ivi dmc.com

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

MARK ROGERS…….

This wonderful country has coped so well during corona virus. My dear friends

Mark rogers and family have sent regular messages.

Mark H. Rogers

Presidente

Plaza Clark, 7 avenida 14-76 zona 9, Guatemala, Guatemala

Pbx: +502 2412 4700 ext 4720 ½ Fax: 502 2412 4701 | Email: mark.rogers@clarktours.com.gt ½ www.clarktours.com.gt

IATA# 82-59-7874

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.

ritzacapulco.mx

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

facebook.com/restaurante-millor

SOCIADAD Also a family run restaurant in the village of Andraix

Sa Societat De Ca Na Fornera

https://www.facebook.com/sasocietatdecanafornera/

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

esguix.com  

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.

CRISTOBAL

Cristóbal Grosjean estate Agent

Best there is

670911272

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
jiechegaray@echegarayasociados.com
www.echegarayasociados.com

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
Email: ritalastinsurance@gmail.com

In closing remember any help and information you may need for Mexico
I am here at your request.