‘I love India and I’ve grown very fond of Indian beer’: Broadcaster Joan Bakewell recalls her travel adventures
Broadcaster Joan Bakewell pictured above
So where is the broadcaster’s favourite holiday spot?
Here she talks about her travels to India, why she would love to visit the deserts of Oman – and more…
Earliest holiday memory
Aged five on our annual two-week holiday in Blackpool during the War. I adored the golden beach, donkey rides and building sandcastles with windmills.
Favourite holiday spot
I return most often to Venice. I have probably been 12 times. I love relaxing on the beach on the Lido, then taking a boat back to the city for some culture.
Best travel companion
Every year I go away with my children (Harriet, 59, and Matthew, 57) on what we call The Scholars’ Outing. No grandchildren are allowed, so we can go somewhere with history and ruins, such as Italy or Greece.
Favourite travel activity
I like a hotel or villa by the sea. I’m 86 now and don’t sunbathe too much because I’m not keen on displaying myself.
Where was your last trip?
Marrakesh with a friend in March. We stayed in the most beautiful riad.
Joan’s last adventure was to Marrakesh in Morocco. Pictured is the Jamaa el Fna market
Your holiday tipple?
I love India and I’ve grown very fond of Indian beer.
Bucket List destination
I’d like to visit the monuments of Iran and the deserts of Oman before any wars take over the region.
- Dame Joan Bakewell co-presents Portrait Artist Of The Year, which is on Sky Arts at 8pm every Tuesday.
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