“Play it again Sam” – the ‘famous’ line from the classic film ‘Casablanca’, which is celebrating its 70th birthday this year. Yet, the star, Ingrid Bergman, never actually said it in the film! Her actual words were “Play it once for old times sake” and then “Play it Sam. Play”. Did you also know that the film was actually shot in Hollywood and not Casablanca? Although the legendary “Rick’s Café Américain” was simply a studio set, it was reproduced in the form of Rick’s Café, a delightful restaurant and bar, incorporating many of the design features seen in the film. This atmospheric place was only 15 minutes walk from our hotel and yesterday many of my guests strolled down there, after their included hotel dinner, to take a digestif or a cocktail. The buzz on the coach this morning is so exciting, as guests discuss their experience of the famous café. So come on down to Rick’s Café, you won’t be disappointed…and yes, there is a pianist but I don’t think his name is Sam.