Granada has to be one of my favourite places. Sat up in the hills in front of an old church looking out over the Alhambra Palace, with a whole city below and the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the distance, watching the sunset is when I fell in love with Spain. There is an in-depth history of religious and political conflict but it has left a cosmopolitan environment with beautiful architecture, amazing cuisine and a very relaxed bohemian feel to the place.
Be adventurous! There is so much advice when you go travelling that it becomes easy to miss things and be a little too cautious. A typical example is what to eat and what not to eat, obviously use your common sense but some of the best food I had on my travels was from the street vendors and the small locally run restaurants.
I would love to travel with David Attenborough! He may be a few years my senior but I think with his passion for travel and wildlife he would make an amazing travelling buddy, and I imagine he has few tales worth telling too!
I love trying different food abroad, Spanish tapas is always delicious, fresh fish is also a fave but, surprisingly, a meal that springs to mind for me is a potato and cauliflower curry I had in Pai, Thailand. It was a very cheap dish for a backpacker’s budget but it was gorgeous and it’s a taste that can’t be found in the UK! The best Thai food is found in far north Thailand where they cook in a more traditional style rather than trying to cater for the westerners as they do on the Islands and in Bangkok.