My Best Friends Forever and I have decided that for every milestone birthday, we’ll take the birthday girl on a little discovery trip. No children allowed. No partners either. Last year, we spent a long week end in Tangiers, Morocco, it was wonderful on all accounts. This year I was the lucky one turning the big four zero, and I got surprised with a destination that I had never ever heard of. Not bad given that I am usually the travel guru of the group.
We are back from 2 days in Sassi di Matera, in the province of Basilicata, an hour away from Bari airport. Just above the heel and nearby its more famous neighbour Puglia. It’s a fascinating and surprising place worthwhile visiting with family, with friends, or alone perhaps on a meditative trip…Here’s why: