Saturday, 14 June 2008

A perfect day and the best hotel in the world

You know that song: it is just a perfect day. Today was such a day: woke up after a great sleep, had a nice leisurely breakfast, drove slowly along long, winding roads in sunny, breezy weather along the Donegal coast, arrived at the best hotel I have ever stayed (I always thought the best hotels in the world are in Asia, but after staying at great hotels such as The Oriental in Bangkok, the Shangri-La in Singapore, the Formosa Regent in Taipei and the Peninsula in Manila, I must say that Harvey's Point Country Hotel in Donegal beats them all! Who would have thought that the best hotel in the world is in Ireland?), had a nice walk, sat in the sun with a pint of beer, had a great, great 5 course dinner, watched the Dutch football team beat France 4 - 1, and had an Irish sing-along session in the hotel bar. Pity the holiday is almost over and tomorrow after breakfast I will drive to the airport and we will fly back to Holland in the afternoon.

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