Where I had spent 20 minutes the previous evening in the company of Cork Sean and Cork Mick.
Who had kept their swimming shorts on, as did I.
We’re Scottish and Irish after all.
Put a Cork in it
Reini couldn’t understand though. After all don’t we all come into the world in the nude, he enquired, with his Austrian vertical smile.
Not, British or Irish people I argued.
Still, I am making progress and the following evening I went into the sauna again in the nude and if Cork Sean and Cork Mick had come in and seen me with my Mickey out then so be it.
I had overcome some of my reservations on a previous trip to Soll.
When I went to the sauna and saw everyone else was in the nude so I dispensed with said shorts.
I was blindsided a bit when a bulky Austrian Thirtysomething came in and sat down between me and his girlfriend.
Eyes forward and behave down there.
But at least it did give me the opportunity for a breakfast set-up the following morning.
When the Austrian couple sat down at the table next to us.
Did I have the nerve to say to her within earshot of the Scary One?: ‘Sorry, I didn’t recognise you with your clothes on?’
I love saunas and hammams, one of the best of the latter is in Istanbul http://www.cagalogluhami.com.tr where Florence Nightingale, Rudolf Nureyev, John Travolta, Kate Moss and East 17 go when they are in town.
All you aspiring yogi will be spending your first night in Split on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast where I’ll be landing into God, and your accidental traveller willing, later this month. On my way to Medjugorje.
The remaining four nights of your TD holiday will be at Senses Resort on the relaxing, remote island of Hvar.
You will be based in a secluded resort in the charming village of Vrboska, close to pine forests, pebble beaches and the crystal blue Adriatic Sea.
There will be a total of seven yoga sessions, three every morning and three every evening, as well as a welcome Slow Flow and Guided Meditation.
It’s a stretch
I’m already feeling relaxed.
You will start each day by opening up the body/mind and getting energy flowing from tip to toe.
The morning classes will build to a relatively strong flow class, incorporating breath work and mindfulness throughout.
Evening sessions will focus on a particular section of the body, moving more deeply into it through specifically targeted postures.
And we are assured that all yoga sessions will be led by a yoga teacher from MOONSyoga.
And what’s more a yoga mat will be provided for all yoga sessions.
Prices are from €829pp including return flights from Dublin, with five nights’ 4* B&B or half-board hotel accommodation.
You will get all your transfers, seven yoga sessions with an expert yoga instructor, daily breakfast and four evening meals. Departing May and October 2020.
For more information or to book, click here or call 01-6371633.
Yoga in Quinta
And I’ll maybe also tell you about the time I passed up World International Yoga Day in India to send a former yoga fan colleague of mine.
But in the meantime here’s a random pic of a couple of colleagues of mine in Quinta da Lago sports complex, The Campus, being stretched by a beautiful yoga teacher.
Aer Lingus flies to Miami. Visit www.aerlingus.com. We found a return trip Dublin to Miami from €457.63.
See you in Tenerife
I’m counting down the days to my trip to Tenerife in September.
Travel Department has a Tenerife Coast & Cuntry seven-night full-board guided holiday.
Excursions will include a full-day guided tour of the highlights of the island, a trip to the UNESCO World Heritage colonial city of La Laguna and a visit to Mount Teide National Park.
Prices start from €659pp for seven nights including return flights, full-board 4* hotel accommodation, all transfers and fully-guided excursions with an expert local guide, departing regularly from September – November 2019.