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Day out Alicante: El Palmeral de Elche

So – you’re in the busy Costa Blanca, lounging on its lovely beaches. But for a bit of variety, you might be looking for something a little different to do. Perhaps away from the hustle and bustle? If so, may I recommend tranquility among palm trees? That’s what you find at El Palmeral de Elche, […]

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World at a Glance: Valencia’s ancient silk exchange, a temple to trade

As you wander through Valencia’s lovely old city, you’ll come across a flamboyantly fascinating building with delicious details: grotesque gargoyles and fantastical figures surrounding the main doors. Be sure to move in close, there’s lots to look at. This is La Lonja de la Seda, the city’s medieval silk exchange. Beginning operations in the early […]

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11 most popular Instagrams in July 2015

The most popular Instagrams in July come from the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Sweden, Germany and Spain. Let’s get to it: 11. Antwerp mural. Much as I adore Tin Tin, there’s more to Belgian street art and murals than Hergé’s intrepid journo. Here’s a wall in Antwerp. 10 Art Nouveau Pavillion in San Sebastian. During the summer holidays, the […]

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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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