We all feel we know it and the naysayers don’t even want to entertain it but this week it’s Vegas baby!
Even if I can’t be there as planned for the annual American Travel Fair www.ipw.com I am celebrating with them virtually.
While I’m also wearing out the new album by the Greatest Band in the World.
Of course I’m fortunate enough to have done the whole Vegas thing www.lvcva.com and Strip… the light fantastic.
But, yes, of course you can’t just do Vegas once… so let’s get it done in ’21.
So what would the Potato Eaters have made of this COVID-19 crisis?
The Potato Eaters was Vincent Van Gogh’s favourite painting and it is only by getting up close and personal to see why.
The Van Gogh Museum www.vincentvangoghmuseum.com reopens in Amsterdam on Monday and some much needed colour will come back into people’s lives.
For Britons, of which I am one in its Scottish shade, Amsterdam is one of the most accessible and attractive destinations.
And it can easily be reached, either by ferry or air, or now since the Tunnel by train.
The Scary One, back when she was a lovesick Miss F, and I took the boat and there is still something romantic about arriving by sea.
See www.iamsterdam.com and Pictures of Amsterdam and https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/george-and-amal-hotel/.
I’ve been a Wild Rover for many a year. And I spent all my money on whiskey and beer
This old Irish traditional song was the soundtrack of my student days in Aberdeen www.visitabdn.com and Aberdeen – a light in the north.
And many a night we rolled out of a bar singing this drinking shanty.
It’s a brilliant name if you ever wanted to set up a coach tour around Ireland.
Which I was thinking of doing… only it’s been done before.
By the innovative John Goldrick and www.wildrovertours.com.
John is adapting his coach tours with reduced capacity and prices, and smaller private tours.
Among the destinations is the Garden County of Co. Wicklow, Glendalough, the Sally Gap et al.
All of which gives me the chance too to flag up our favourite Wicklow hotel Powerscourt https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dubak-powerscourt-hotel-autograph-collection/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2&y_source=1_MjU3ODIzOC03MTUtbG9jYXRpb24uZ29vZ2xlX3dlYnNpdGVfb3ZlcnJpZGU=. And Flowerscourt. And www.visitwicklow.ie.
MEET YOU ON THE ROAD
2 thoughts on “Holiday Snaps – Vegas Maybe”
Good blog as always Jim. I’ll have to visit the Van Gogh museum one of these days.
Sophie, Yes… you really see the crustations on the paintings. I love Amsterdam, the Rijkmuseum, the Tulip Museum, the Cheese Museum… get yourself out there.