A walk through time in Ciutadella de Menorca

A walk through time in Ciutadella de Menorca

As I wander around the historic old quarter of Ciutadella, past majestic peach coloured buildings, historic squares and through a maze of narrow alleys ways, I catch a glimpse of the turbulent history of Menorca thanks to my guide. Luis tells tales of piracy, plague,...

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Video: The enchanting island of Menorca

Video: The enchanting island of Menorca

Menorca is an island of stunning land and seascapes, from the electric blue waters lapping at the feet of the southern cliffs or meadows bursting with colour to the rugged wild beauty of the slate-like rock formations of the S’Albufera des Grau Natural Park. Reminders...

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The Traveller’s Table – Shop, Eat and Drink Like a Local

The Traveller’s Table – Shop, Eat and Drink Like a Local

The Traveller’s Table is a wonderful collection of recipes from some of my favourite Mediterranean cuisines – Mallorca, Corsica and Greece – each of which I have waxed lyrical about here on my blog in recent years, plus another that I would very much like to get better acquainted with, Turkey.

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Finding my Nirvana in Mallorca

Earlier this year I spent a wonderful weekend in Mallorca, an island that I love. My visit this time may have only been brief but it was a real treat staying at what I now consider to be the best spa hotel in Mallorca, Hotel BonSol. A gem of a hotel in a sleepy...

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Step back in time in La Laguna

Step back in time in La Laguna

Standing on the still wet cobbles which glistened in the sunshine, in a beautiful courtyard, I may be soaked to the skin but I'm smiling. I feel as if I've been transported to another time and another place. I'm in a bubble trapped in history, way back at the turning...

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Masca, the prettiest village in Tenerife

Masca, the prettiest village in Tenerife

Having marvelled at the dramatic volcanic scenery of the Teide National Park on Tenerife and the lush green, cloud enshrouded forests of La Gomera, little did I know that, for me, the best was yet to come!   We were driving though the north-west...

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The dramatic beauty of a volcanic landscape

The dramatic beauty of a volcanic landscape

Situated on the island of Tenerife, Teide National Park features the Teide-Pico Viejo stratovolcano that, at 3,718 m, is the highest peak on Spanish soil. Rising 7,500 m above the ocean floor, it is regarded as the world’s third-tallest volcanic structure and stands...

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La Gomera, the ancient forests on the island in the clouds

La Gomera, the ancient forests on the island in the clouds

Over 12 million years ago a series of oceanic rifts allowed molten rock to vent onto the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. As they piled higher and higher a series of islands formed off the north African coast. One of the last islands to emerge from the ocean was La Gomera...

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Drinking Mallorca!

Drinking Mallorca!

As the sun was sinking low in the sky and a golden light spread across the vines, Monica welcomed us to the Ca'n Vidalet winery in northern Mallorca. They had just finished harvesting this year's grapes that very day and walking around the vineyard in the warm evening...

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Eating Mallorca!

Eating Mallorca!

Lamb, slowly roasted in an ancient stone oven until it falls off the bone and sobrasada, a spicy spreadable sausage, smeared over crusty bread and drizzled in honey are just two of the local dishes that you should look out for on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca....

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Discovering Mallorca on the Isabel Maria

Discovering Mallorca on the Isabel Maria

I awoke on my first morning in Mallorca to a clear blue sky and the warmth of October sunshine. The sea outside my window was calm and inviting. As I ate my breakfast on the Hotel Illa d'Or's seaside terrace, a beautiful vintage yacht moored up on the jetty. I smiled,...

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