It’s so much fun to look back at holidays you’ve had and remember the funny moments, so when Holiday Gems asked if I wanted to talk about my favourite holiday memories I was pleased to oblige. Travel is my favourite thing to do, so there are SO many good memories I found it hard to pick just three.
Dancing in the rain in Gumbet, Turkey
I went on a girls holiday with my two best friends at the time. On our first night we arrived late, really hungry, and decided to pop down to get some food. Obviously we got distracted by a bar and instead of eating we went drinking, and our night ended dancing on the outside stage in the rain with the man in the photo-no idea who he was, but he gave us white roses later-must’ve known we were Yorkshire girls. Dancing in the rain is such a metaphor for making the best of things and I always remember that night when things get tough.
Watching Spain win the World Cup in Salou
On a trip to Salou with my friend Ruth, we happened to be there the night the World Cup Final was on-I think it was Spain vs Germany. and Spain won. We’d watched the match in a bar near to our hotel, so that if they lost and things weren’t great we could get back quickly, so when they won we went out onto the streets for the celebrations. People were dancing in the streets, cars were driving around waving flags and beeping their horns-even the police. Lets face it, we won’t see a celebration like that here. If you want to see how the Spanish can party, check out very cheap holidays to Spain.
Watching the May Day Parade in Revolucion Square, Havana
I went to Cuba in 2011 on the most amazing trip with Cuba Solidarity Campaign, to find out more about the country and how it works. The highlight of the trip was getting to sit in Revolucion Square, watching over a million Cubans march in support of their country. It was incredibly moving and an experience I’ll never get again. Especially when I realised that Fidel and Raul Castro were sat just above us watching too. Magical.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about my favourite holiday memories as much as I enjoyed writing about them. What’s your favourite holiday memory?
*This is a collaborative post with Holiday Gems and I’ve been paid for my time writing this. All thoughts, words and memories are my own.