Tag Archives: Spain

Silent Sunday: Baskets for sale at the market in Inca

Baskets for sale at the colourful market in Inca, Majorca in the Balearic Islands, Spain

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Hospital de Sant Pau

Antoni Gaudi isn’t the only famous Barcelona modernist architect. Another one is Lluís Domènech i Montaner. I was introduced to some of his spectacular buildings during a walking tour of Barcelona. The walk did not comprise Hospital de Sant Pau, but I had the opportunity to wander about the grounds of this hospital during another […]

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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 […]

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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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Rural Majorca

My youngest daughter Catarina and I have just spent a few days in Majorca. We were in the north of the island, at Playa de Muro, far away from the party beaches down south – very, very far away – in distance as well as state of mind. We spent one long, lovely day in […]

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Hello again, Majorca

Next week, I’m off to visit Majorca. That’s a sentence I haven’t said in many years. The name Majorca (or Mallorca) conjures up to Northern Europeans what I imagine the name Acapulco does to Americans: package holidays, pig roasts, loud pop music blasting from shops and cafes on busy seaside streets, embarrassingly drunk fellow countrymen… […]

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A Garden with a View

Costa Brava is such a diverse region. From Blanes in the south to the French border in the north, this Catalonian region encompasses mountains and cliffs, plains and rough terrain, cities that manage to be simultaneously cosmopolitan and quaint. Here are adorable villages, miles and miles of coastline with alluring little coves and bays and, […]

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