But has Spain gone wrong for the English? It seems so. About a year ago R's niece and her partner holidayed in the Bahamas, the country I can't recall. Now R's nephew has taken his family, along with his sister's son off to the Dominican Republic.
Speaking of which, sad to hear Kenny Ireland died, a reasonably well known actor and he had a terrific role in the tv show Benidorm, a cringe worthy take on cheap holidays in Spain taken by the English.
Btw, I have added something new to my blog page, on the left hand side a list of countries I have visited. I have stopped over in Hong Kong too and would like to see more of Honkers, but given it was only a stop over I have omitted it from the list.
So is Spain, with its huge youth unemployment rate, about to be dumped by the cheap air flight English as a holiday destination in favour of the West Indies?
The thing is at times in Spain, and certainly in the West Indies, they stay in enclosed resorts that could be anywhere in the world. I am not critical of those seeking warmth and relaxation and well catered for times at cheap prices, but that sort of holiday is not for me.
In the Dominican Republic, 81% Haitian, you would certainly stay in an enclosed resort. You know what those black men outside the resort would like to do with white people to illustrate their superiority. Quell horreur. Too big missy.
It is a pity that people don't get to know the country they are visiting and many Australians don't when they visit our close by playground of Bali. Many Australians who go to Bali would not even have a clue it is Indonesia.
I must say though, the English are very fortunate to be able to travel to Europe so cheaply and easily. While the attraction of the warmth of Spain must be strong, I am afraid that while it is a place I would like to visit, the attractions of 'the old' Europe would pull me strongly in that direction.
The writing and acting in the tv show Benidorm was superb. Here is a short clip from the show.