Ranxo ses Roques: horse riding in Majorca (I loved it!)

By Catarina Redisch in Port d’Alcúdia   I’ll admit it right away: whenever we’re travelling (and we travel lots), I’m not entirely happy unless I can ride, at least once. You see, riding is my life. I love horses more than anything in the world. So when mum said we were going on a blog […]

Republika Srpska: Pretty Trebinje

Are you old enough to remember the Balkan wars of the 1990s? The feeling of horror that such a thing could happen in Europe yet again, less than 50 years after the last war on the continent? Seems we never learn. As a result of the Dayton Accords of 1995, war-town Bosnia & Herzegovina was […]

Munch at Oslo airport

Are you familiar with the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch? You will at least have seen his work Skrik (Scream) in one of its many forms, if not as a painting, perhaps as a punching bag? A year ago, one of four original versions of the world-famous painting was sold at Sotheby’s for a record 119.9 […]

Rotterdam by Instagram

Ah, Rotterdam. It’s been more than 20 years since I saw you for the first time and I must admit I wasn’t impressed. Back then, you had the world’s largest port. These days, it’s relegated to 4th place, surpassed by Shanghai, Ningbo-Zhoushan and Singapore. That’s to be expected from Asian tigers. Europoort is still by […]

Atlantic Canada road trip: Pictou, birthplace of Nova Scotia

Travelling between the Canadian mainland and Prince Edward Island, you have two options: you can either travel cross the 13-km long construction marvel that is Confederation Bridge, or take the ferry from Caribou in Nova Scotia. We tried both. Luckily for us, we had time to kill whilst waiting for the ferry, and decided to […]

World at a Glance: Green bikes – and scooters – in Amsterdam

As I write this I’m on my way to the Netherlands, never mind it being 17 May, Norway’s National Day, which, you may recall, is bigger than Christmas.

Viva Bahia, a fabulous Majorca family hotel

The Viva Bahia is located on the northern coast of Majorca, just steps away from a lovely beach, Playa Muro, in the Bay of Alcudia. This is a large hotel, more a resort really, and we were there for only three days, not nearly enough time to sample all the goodies on offer. That said, […]

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