Checking in… Singer Bonnie Tyler talks about the time she chatted with Mariah Carey over a glass of fizz on a plane and her favourite part of Wales
Bonnie Tyler checks into our travel Q&A
This week singer Bonnie Tyler checks into our travel Q&A.
She talks about her earliest holiday memory, her guilty travel pleasure, her favourite part of Wales – and more.
DO YOU MISS TRAVELLING?
I flew to my holiday home in Portugal last March for a week, then lockdown came and I’ve been in the Algarve ever since.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT PORTUGAL?
The mild climate, the people and the food — I love a pastel de nata [custard tart] and bacalhau a bras [fish and chips].
HOW’S YOUR PORTUGUESE?
Don’t ask. I took an online course, but I’m afraid I’m struggling.
EARLIEST HOLIDAY MEMORY?
Going to Porthcawl in Wales. I went paddling, even though I couldn’t swim.
FIRST TRIP ABROAD?
A package holiday in Alicante with my boyfriend Robert before we got married. We hired scooters and had a great time, even though I burnt my legs sunbathing.
HOW HAS TOURING CHANGED?
A lot. I started out doing 45-minute spots between the bingo and the chicken in a basket in Welsh clubs. But nowadays I fly all over the world touring.
WHAT DO YOU MISS ABOUT TOURING?
Everything. I had to cancel more than 80 concerts around the world. As soon as it’s allowed, I’ll be back on that stage.
FAVOURITE PART OF WALES?
The Gower coast, where I live. The scenery is sensational and it’s made for walking.
Bonnie said her favourite part of Wales is the Gower coast. Pictured is the area’s Three Cliffs Bay
A moisturising spray to keep my face hydrated on plane journeys.
GUILTY TRAVEL PLEASURE?
I like a glass of red wine when I fly but I never drink before going on stage.
ANY FAMOUS TRAVEL ENCOUNTERS?
I once found myself a seat away from Mariah Carey on a flight from New York. I’d heard stories she was a diva but she was lovely. We chatted over a glass of bubbly.
- Bonnie’s new album, The Best Is Yet To Come, is out on February 26.