Travel Tales: Andrea Black
Name: Andrea Black
Favourite travel destination?: New York
Worst travel experience?: Sitting next to an enormous cage fighter on a 14-hour flight, he’d taken some sleeping tablets and kept twitching and in the process, hitting me.
Best meal you’ve ever had while travelling?: Chilli crabs in Singapore, hairy crabs in Shanghai, anything with dulce de leche in Buenos Aires.
Best/scariest/funniest drive?: Scariest was going down a cliff face in a bus on the island of Patmos in Greece last year, each gravelly turn could have been our last.
Where is the best/weirdest/worst place you’ve ever stayed?: I slept with a ghost in the old workers quarters of a hotel in New Orleans once, I lasted one night only.
What has been the big ‘wow’ moment of your travelling life?: Watching friends get married at Sun Studios (where Elvis recorded) in Memphis was pretty cool, and I can never get enough of Joshua Tree and Palm Springs. Oh and visiting Myanmar (Burma) was a highlight.
What is your number one travel tip?: For the long-haul; leggings, slip-on flats and Xanax.