Robyn entered two very enjoyable stories in this year's Travel Story Competition, A Comedy of Errors in Kuranda and Corfu Je t'aime. If you missed them or want to refresh your memory, follow the highlighted links. You won't regret it.
Then enjoy Robyn's first highlight in this year's competition.
Travelling with my elderly aunt was hilarious. In Bali, Aunty Doss went into a market wearing her hot, leather lace-up shoes and came out wearing a pair of sandals that had seen better days. She had swapped with a stall-holder. In Singapore, she outdid herself, however. She was desperate for a 'real' cup of tea. Walking through a mall she spotted a young man drinking what looked like tea. She interrogated him, he didn't speak English, so she grabbed his cup, took a sip and screwed up her nose. The look on his face will stay with me forever!
I live in the beautiful far north of New Zealand surrounded by beaches and forests. My family have lived here since the earliest days of settlement in New Zealand.
I love travelling and have been lucky to have explored many fascinating parts of our wonderful world. Many years ago I went to Bali and Singapore with two of my slightly eccentric great aunts. They were totally uninhibited and hadn’t done much travelling. It made for a hilarious couple of weeks!