‘Algeria is a city out of a dream world’: Comedian, actor and presenter Griff Rhys Jones recalls his travel adventures
Griff Rhys Jones recalls his travel adventures
So which destination is the funny man’s most memorable?
Here he talks about his best sailing holiday to the Baltic, how he would love to explore Canada by train and more…
MOST MEMORABLE PLACE VISITED?
Constantine in Algeria, a city out of a dream world, teetering on a volcanic plug surrounded by a deep moat. Dating back to Roman times, its combination of topography and French colonial and Arab influences make for an alluring mix.
EARLIEST HOLIDAY MEMORY?
Staying in a fisherman’s cottage in Gorran Haven, Cornwall. I used to run down to the beach by the harbour wall with my siblings. The days were endless and the Cornish ice cream slightly yellow.
WHAT CAN’T YOU TRAVEL WITHOUT?
A silk sleeping bag liner — so you sleep clean wherever you are.
WHAT’S YOUR BEST SAILING HOLIDAY?
Griff said some of his best sailing holidays have been in Corsica, above, and the Amalfi Coast
The Mediterranean coastline, which is remote and rocky, if you can get on a boat and avoid the resorts. I love Corsica and the inlets of Menorca, and the Amalfi Coast is staggering when viewed from the sea. Best of all was a trip to the Baltic — there are 80,000 islands on the Finnish coastline.
More of Italy, and I must do Canada by train.
- Griff Rhys Jones: All Over The Place tours from September 3, ents24.com.