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Actress Susan George reveals how she fell in love with India and her top tips for visits to Vienna

Actress Susan George reveals how she fell in love with India, the items she can’t travel without (strong teabags for starters) and her top tips for visits to Vienna


Susan George checks in to our travel Q&A

This week actress Susan George checks in to our travel Q&A.

She talks about her earliest holiday memory, her favourite foreign city, her future travel plans – and more.

EARLIEST HOLIDAY MEMORY?

Going with my nanny, Dorothy, to stay in her family’s caravan in Fontygary Bay, South Wales, when I was nine. I loved swimming in the rain — just as well, as it rained a heck of a lot.

FIRST TRIP ABROAD?

I went to Le Treport, a little fishing village in Normandy, with my parents in the mid-1960s. I met a sweet French boy and we had a holiday romance, holding hands while walking along the beach.

FAVOURITE FOREIGN CITY?

Vienna, which I often visited with my late husband, the actor Simon MacCorkindale. It is particularly beautiful at Christmas time.

TOP VIENNA TIP?

Simon was a great opera fan and I’ll never forget him taking me to the city’s opera house. Seeing the Vienna Boys’ Choir is another must.

MOST EXOTIC TRIP?

Getting married to Simon on Fiji, in the South Pacific, in 1984. It doesn’t get any more exotic than that.

TOP BEAUTY TIP IF FLYING?

Moisturise your skin; drink lots of water.

CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT?

Good strong teabags, sunglasses and my little teddy bear, Merrick.

Susan says she feel in love with India when she appeared on the The Real Marigold Hotel. Pictured is the Taj Mahal, India's most recognisable monument

Susan says she feel in love with India when she appeared on the The Real Marigold Hotel. Pictured is the Taj Mahal, India’s most recognisable monument 

WHERE NEXT?

Most likely the South of France, then California to visit my best friend Olivia Newton-John, whom I haven’t been able to see for two years.

DREAM DESTINATION?

I fell in love with India when I appeared on The Real Marigold Hotel, so I’d love to go back there. I’d like to revisit Niagara Falls and feel the spray on my face, too. 

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