Singer Michael Ball recalls some of his most memorable travel experiences

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Singer Michael Ball on his most memorable travel experiences, from consuming a bullfrog in Shanghai to a terrifying flight by means of a storm in Malaysia










Michael Ball checks in to our travel Q&A

Michael Ball checks in to our travel Q&A

This week singer and actor Michael Ball checks in to our travel Q&A.

He talks a couple of vacation to Cornwall on the age of 5, his first journey overseas to Sardinia, why St Lucia is his dream vacation spot – and extra…

EARLIEST HOLIDAY MEMORY?

When I used to be about 5, my dad and mom took my brother and me for a bucket-and-spade vacation in Newquay, Cornwall. My dad even employed a surfboard and tried his finest with it, regardless of there being no waves throughout our keep.

FIRST TRIP ABROAD?

Sardinia about 1970. We stayed on the newly opened Forte Village and had a incredible time. Everything was an thrilling expertise for me, together with getting on the aircraft and being rewarded with the window seat. We climbed to succeed in a hilltop temple and frolicked on the fantastic seashores. Brilliant.

FAVOURITE FOREIGN DESTINATION?

Cathy [Michael’s partner] and I like Majorca and have been visiting for the previous 5 years, aside from 2020. We found a beautiful villa in Port d’Andratx. It appears greener than the remaining of Spain and is so numerous. I like the folks, meals, seashores and villages.

STRANGEST THING YOU’VE EATEN WHILE TRAVELLING?

In Shanghai, I visited a standard Chinese restaurant and ate bullfrog — it was disgusting.

WHAT’S YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY?

Cathy and I are seashore folks. We’d keep in a villa with all of the services of a resort with no cloud within the sky. You cannot beat St Lucia. In 2019 we stayed at Sugar Beach and that was the right dream vacation.

Michael once ate a bullfrog - and said it was 'disgusting'

Michael as soon as ate a bullfrog – and mentioned it was ‘disgusting’

Michael says his dream destination is St Lucia. He went there in 2019 with his wife, Cathy

Michael says his dream vacation spot is St Lucia. He went there in 2019 with his spouse, Cathy

WHAT CAN’T YOU BE WITHOUT?

My Kindle. I’ve been identified to learn a guide on it each two days.

EVER HAD A SCARY FLIGHT?

To welcome within the new millennium, I sang in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and stayed on Pangkor Laut Island. We needed to fly again to the worldwide airport for the journey house, however the aircraft used should have been as outdated because the hills. A storm was approaching however the pilot determined to fly and it was terrifying. 

  • Michael’s new album, We Are More Than One, is on the market on Decca Records now.

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