THIS IS WHERE I AM.
AND HAVE BEEN.
THIS IS WHERE I’D LIKE TO BE.
IT’S IN MADEIRA.
IT’S VERY LUXURIOUS. AND ENGLISH. AND EXPENSIVE.
CHURCHILL AND GEORGE BERNARD SHAW ONCE STAYED THERE.
WE WERE THERE TOO.
FOUR AND A HALF YEARS AGO.
FOR A WEEK.
I FOUND A SPECIAL RATE FOR THE ROOMS AT THE TOP.
OUR ROOM WAS TINY.
(THAT’S WHY THE SPECIAL RATE.)
BUT DESPITE THE ROOM SIZE,
ALL THE OTHER PERKS OF THE HOTEL WERE FREE.
THERE WAS EVEN HIGH TEA.
(35 EUROS EXTRA)
WITH CLOTTED CREAM!
YOU COULD TAKE A TAXI INTO TOWN TO LOOK AROUND.
YOU COULD ALSO TAKE A HALF-DAY BUS TOUR
OF HALF THE ISLAND.
(WITH A TOUR GUIDE.)
WE DID THAT, TOO.
AND THEN ANOTHER HALF-DAY TOUR
OF THE OTHER HALF OF THE ISLAND.
(WITH ANOTHER TOUR GUIDE.)
WE ATE DINNER IN A SUPERB ITALIAN RESTAURANT THAT COST A LOT.
(BUT WHAT THE HELL.
IT’S ONLY MONEY.)
ANOTHER DAY WE WENT BACK INTO TOWN
TO BUY PRESENTS.
THEN WE RAN OUT OF THINGS TO DO.
(IT’S A VERY SMALL ISLAND.)
WE JUST HUNG OUT.
WE WERE BORED!
WE COULDN’T WAIT TO GET HOME AGAIN!
CAN YOU IMAGINE?
DO YOU SUPPOSE THEY STILL HAVE THAT SPECIAL RATE ON THOSE TEENY TINY ROOMS?
4 thoughts on “WHERE I WISH I WERE RIGHT NOW”
Based on these pictures, I’d take it if they did! Wow!
Go look online. Reid’s Palace. You never can tell! 🙂
Thanks. I was just there in your photos. I appreciate the opportunity. I love armchair travel. 😉
Well, the pictures weren’t exactly like being there. They were taken with my old instant camera before I had an iPhone. But I’m glad you enjoyed the “trip” anyway. That was the idea — for you, for me, for everyone to get away for a few moments. 🙂