Actress Maureen Lipman reveals how she loves Greek islands, New York and out-of-season seaside resorts
Maureen Lipman checks in to our travel Q&A
This week actress Maureen Lipman checks in to our travel Q&A.
She talks about the item she can’t travel without, her most memorable trip, the food she misses most when she’s abroad – and more…
FAVOURITE HOLIDAY SPOT?
The Greek islands. There is something about the colours of the sea and sky, plus the food and it’s relaxing. I’ve made many friends in the northern part of Zakynthos.
HAVE YOU COPED WITH TRAVEL?
I’m not a natural traveller. Guido, my late partner, had been virtually everywhere but I find some elements of travel enervating.
YOUR MOST MEMORABLE TRIP?
About 20 years ago my brother, who was on the board of a Canadian railroad company, fixed a trip across the country for us on a glass-topped train. It was wonderful.
FOOD MISSED MOST OVERSEAS?
Actually, it’s tea.
CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT?
Mosquito repellent or lemons with cloves.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE CITY?
As well as my home city, London, it’s New York and Tel Aviv.
Maureen reveals Tel Aviv in Israel is one of her favourite cities in the world
FAVOURITE REGION IN BRITAIN?
I have a fondness for out-of-season seaside resorts. Guido and I drove around North and West Wales — a dazzling place.
EARLIEST HOLIDAY MEMORY?
Yorkshire coast holidays. As a child, all you need is a bucket, spade and sand.
FIRST TRIP ABROAD?
Rimini with friends aged 16. We were excited beyond belief — and so innocent.
- This Book Is Toast by Heidi Nathan, with amusing musings from Dame Maureen Lipman. The author’s proceeds will go to the Spread A Smile charity for children in hospital (spreadasmile.org/toast).
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