March has come and gone in a flash and we’re into April already. The weather’s warming up, we’ve got the whole summer ahead of us and today, 01 April, is The Travelbunny’s fourth birthday! Crazy that I started my blog on April Fool’s Day although some would say apt!
The blog has enabled me to do things I’d never dreamed of; I’ve met some wonderful people, had some incredible experiences and tasted some amazing food. I look at the world a little differently when I’m travelling now – trying to find a unique angle for a photograph, an unusual story, talking to a local person to glean a bit of inside info or trying new and unusual foods. I just love it and I’d like to thank all of you who keep me sharing my experiences by reading, commenting and engaging on social media. For every tweet retweeted, for every Facebook and Instagram ‘like’, for each and every Pinterest pin. Thank you, so much. But enough of the gushing, here’s what happened in March…
March posts were all about my first trip to Dubai in February. We spent a few days there during Dubai Food Festival to sample the flavour of the city. Of course it wasn’t just about the food because there’s so much else to see in Dubai. One of the highlights was a visit to the observation deck of The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Posts are ongoing so check back for more Dubai delights; food, of course, a review of the fabulous Ritz Carlton Jumeira Beach a desert safari and more.
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In March the mountains were calling so we packed up the car with all our ski gear, a heap of food and headed under the Chunnel to France and to Morzine in the French Alps. There are so many reasons to love the French Alps and skiing is just one of them. The snow was still pretty good and we had a couple of bluebird days, a few cloudy days and just a couple of mizzy, misty days. We skied in Morzine, Avoriaz, Les Gets and over the border into Switzerland. Conditions were pretty good and I got down all the red runs with just a couple of wobbles! We found the igloo bar near the Arare run with some quirky ice carvings and discovered the Haka bar in Morzine which has a three hour happy hour – we didn’t actually stay for the full three hours! Of course we ate lots of good mountain food – cheese, saucisson and one or two vin chaud and came back home tired and happy. Here are a selection of my Instagrams – click on the image to go the account.
Plans for April
Two trips are planned for April and both are for work. If you didn’t know already Mr Jones and I run an events business where we organise conferences and incentive travel. In April we have a small group incentive to Tenerife and another group of 110 to Las Vegas. That’s a lot of travel planning because we organize and book absolutely everything ourselves from flights, hotels and transfers to dinners, receptions and excursions. I’ve been really busy during March finalising all my lists and triple-checking everything. So busy that I don’t know where I’ve found time to write…