Tag: Mallorca

Sitges sunshine

I'm once again in my favourite corner of Spain: Sitges.  I've already written about why I like it, but today capped it all. After getting off our flight from Mallorca in Barcelona, we were out of the airport and on our way in a taxi in record time. Despite our flight being more like a ...

Watching the Mallorcan sunset

After a lovely dinner at Puerta Portals yesterday evening, we headed black to Frank's parents' place for a glass of champagne to celebrate his birthday.  Their apartment has phenomenal views over all of Santa Ponça, but especially the beach and the bay. I got clicking from their balcony and continued on our way home later.  ...

Pensioners behaving disgracefully

The serene and calming photo accompanying this post does little to convey the pensioner-related carnage I witnessed shortly after it was taken.  We're now in Mallorca, having enjoyed an excellent few days in Orihuela Costa, north of Murcia.  We're in a hotel in the much-derided (and rightly so) Santa Ponça, which is truly awful at ...

Soaking up some Spanish sun

We've just spent a fantastic fair days in Villamartin, Orehuela in Spain. We've been staying with my parents, who have a house here. Even though it's early April, the sun has been kind enough to appear daily and I have basked in its rays every morning and afternoon.  https://www.instagram.com/p/BSf60T5FQcF/?taken-by=macpsych I can't believe how lucky we've ...

Making 2017 my Year of Travel!

It's already early March (where did January and February go?!) but so far work has taken me to Dublin three times and Barcelona twice. Both excellent venues, but slightly less so when you're working hard. All the same, I love to travel. Work takes me interesting places and I (normally) get to stay in lovely ...

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The Empire Man

You can usually hear him before you see him. In any town or city on the Mediterranean between the months of April and September, he takes his holiday and lets everyone know what a terrible time he's having. If you can't hear him, you'll certainly see him. He'll be the only person (unless he's travelling ...

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An afternoon in Palma

As the clouds rolled in over the bay yesterday morning, we decided to take a trip into Palma for a mooch around. We have a hire car and it only takes about 15mins to drive in. And it was well worth the trip.Typically, the sun was back out as soon as we got into town. ...

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Mallorca Day 3…

The weather has improved, the tension in my neck had eased and I've returned to something approaching a healthy sleep cycle. In short, I'm feeing better. The various benefits of a holiday. A break from the norm. I've not flown to a luxury spa or anything approaching a Buddhist retreat. Instead, @FrankDJS and I have come ...

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A quick run in the sun

I hopped out for a quick run this morning before it got too hot. Last time I trained over here in Mallorca I was hitting 15kms before breakfast. Easy. But owing to a distinct lack of exercise in recent months, I just managed a more leisurely 5 and a bit kilometres. Even that left me ...