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Jules on his favourite Valentines

Thursday, December 20, 2007
Getaway catches up with Jules on his favourite Valentine's

Q: What would you recommend for a romantic getaway?

Jules: Catch a plane directly to The Sarojin! It's a boutique hotel in Khao Lak, Thailand, and it's the most magical place I've ever stayed. You can have any experience you want there, whether it's indulgent, adventurous or a bit of everything. After months of searching, I chose to propose to my girlfriend at this hotel, and it was every bit as memorable as I'd hoped. I figure I've clocked up enough romantic brownie points, that it'll be years before she starts realising I'm an insensitive brute again.

Q: What's your favourite Valentine's holiday destination? Any funny or crazy experiences?

Jules: Anywhere snow covered. The Swiss Alps is phenomenal at Christmas time. There's just something about a cosy log cabin and a warm fire that sets the scene like nothing else. Never mind the fact that when Anna and I did this, we were filthy backpackers in a hostel and neither one of us was attracted to the other until months later.

Q: What is the most romantic city in the world?

Jules: Well considering I mainly travel without my partner ... I don't know. But I can give you a list as long as my arm, of the loneliest cities in the world. Starting with Paris.

Q: Do you think Valentine's Day is romantic or over-rated?

Jules: Every now and then I like a to orchestrate a bit of romance, but I prefer that it's spontaneous, rather than reaching February 14 and feeling like I have to buy a helium balloon made of foil.

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