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6 of the Best – ECOMMPAY’s Paul Marcantonio

This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Paul Marcantonio, Head of UK & Western Europe at ECOMMPAY.

Read on to discover which England international side provided a sporting highlight, a best bet that hasn’t yet landed and which category proved to be particularly tough.

Best Holiday

Not a particularly glamorous, but my best holiday experience was/is Olu Deniz in Turkey. As a family man with two very excitable children, the critical ingredients for a good holiday are great food, lots of activities and distractions for the kids and great weather.

If we find a holiday destination that ticks these boxes, it tends to be difficult to try something new as we don’t want to be disappointed. As such, we’ve now been to the same resort in Turkey five times and looking to make it six this year!

Best Album

This is a tough one. I have such a wide ranging musical taste that it’s difficult to pick a single album. There is, however, one album that I would never want to be without, and that’s Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet.

I’ve got all the songs on my playlist. If any of them come up, it immediately takes me back to my school days and to how exciting it was being introduced to rap music – never fails to lift my mood!

Best Sporting Experience

Seeing England beat the All Blacks at Twickenham in the Autumn Internationals 2012 left a lasting impression. Anybody who knows their rugby will know that beating the best team in the world is no mean feat, and very rare!

Best Movie

I must’ve seen Ridley Scott’s Gladiator over 100 times and it just never gets boring! Action, coupled with powerful acting from an all star cast, as well as incredible score makes this film, at least for me, one of the most complete movie experiences.

Best Book

Birdsong, one man’s harrowing and traumatising experience of the First World War, is a book I recommend to absolutely everyone. I believe it’s Sebastian Faulks’ best work by far. He didn’t attempt to dramatise war, leaving it graphic, raw, and brutal – I think every young adolescent should read this to give them a little perspective.

Best Bet

My best bet is going to be future tense: Anthony Joshua to win all of the heavyweight titles to become the true, undisputed champion in 2019!

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