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Creator Howard Jacobson recalls his travel adventures

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Creator Howard Jacobson recalls his travel adventures, revealing how he was nearly shot by a cop in Recent Mexico (and nearly shot again when he revealed he was English)

Howard Jacobson checks into our travel Q&A

This week creator Howard Jacobson checks into our travel Q&A.

He reveals his how he was nearly shot in Recent Mexico, his dream destination, and more… 

Cannot go without?

A support belt for my back, lozenges for when my voice gives out, and blood thinners for when my heart gives out.

Fallen foul of the law in your travels? 

I used to be nearly shot on a road in Recent Mexico once I made the error of getting out of the automotive to see why a cop was following me. 

‘I’m English,’ I explained. ‘We’re polite over there.’ 

He nearly shot me a second time.

Dream destination?

Howard reveals that his dream destination is Positano on Italy's Amalfi Coast (pictured)

Howard reveals that his dream destination is Positano on Italy’s Amalfi Coast (pictured)

Positano, on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. But those hairpin bends terrify me.

What’s your earliest holiday memory? 

Middleton Towers Holiday Camp in Morecambe with my parents. I sulked the entire week. My father entered me right into a Just William competition. I got here last.

First trip abroad? 

Barcelona with the college once I was 14. I fell in love with paella, churros, Gaudi and a lady I met at a bullfight. Nothing got here of the romance, but I still love paella, churros and Gaudi.

Did you enjoy living down under? 

Jacobson was based in Sydney for a number of years and said it was 'paradisal'

Jacobson was based in Sydney for various years and said it was ‘paradisal’ 

Yes, I lectured at Sydney University within the mid-Sixties. After growing up in wet Manchester, the brilliant heat of Sydney was paradisal. I took a flat overlooking the harbour, watched the Opera House go up, and went to work on a ferry.

Where next?

I’m off to Rhodes, in Greece, to dine to the music of a bouzouki under the Acropolis at Lindos.

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