Gran Canaria, Postcards

Postcards from…Gran Canaria

I've recently returned from a relaxing and chilled week in the Canary Island of Gran Canaria. My usual island of choice in this area is Tenerife, an island that holds a special place in my heart. However, upon insistence from family that we should go somewhere else for a holiday, we went for something completely… Continue reading Postcards from…Gran Canaria

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Balcony view of one of the pools at Lopesan Baobab, Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria, Hotel Review

Lopesan Baobab, Gran Canaria

Tucked away in the quiet and luxurious resort of Melonaras in the south of Gran Canaria, after 25 minutes in the taxi I had arrived. If first impressions are anything to go by, this enormous hotel was definitely going to be different than anywhere else I'd stayed before.I'd read a lot of reviews when researching… Continue reading Lopesan Baobab, Gran Canaria

Tenerife

Tenerife | Sun, Sea And Total Relaxation

The last time I ventured overseas for a week of relaxation was September 2014. While I've worked hard and been lucky to have a couple of breaks overseas since, it's been far too long since I spent the day doing nothing by the pool. And I really enjoy lazying by the pool doing nothing. And… Continue reading Tenerife | Sun, Sea And Total Relaxation

Barcelona, Postcards

Postcard from…Barcelona

A golden oldie and one of the first ones in my collection, I picked this postcard up on my first city break...ever! Barcelona was the city that kickstarted the endless love I have for Gaudi and his work, fuelled my love for tapas and showed me that I was capable of organising a break away and navigating… Continue reading Postcard from…Barcelona

Hotel Review, Majorca

TRYP Palma Bellver, Palma

On our recent trip to Palma, we wanted the best of both worlds - interesting city break and lazy days lounging by the pool. I thought it was a bit ambitious, and didn’t hold much hope of finding an affordable hotel in a great location with a pool. But then I stumbled upon TRYP Palma… Continue reading TRYP Palma Bellver, Palma

Majorca

Taste of Palma: Street Art

When I was planning a trip Palma, images of sunshine, cocktails, tapas and amazing churches sprang to mind. Not once did it occur to me that there would be amazing sculptures dotted around the city. But the city is in fact brimming with loads of great sculptures around every corner, as well as other types… Continue reading Taste of Palma: Street Art

Birds in a line on Barcelona Marina, taken on Kodak Zx5
Barcelona, Photo Friday

Photo Friday: Birds in a Line

I have the worst memory, and one of the bonuses of taking a billion pictures when I go away is that I get to look through them later and remember the little things that happen. My trip to Barcelona was 3 years ago (where has the time gone?!), and as I was going through the… Continue reading Photo Friday: Birds in a Line

Majorca, Postcards

Postcard from…Palma Cathedral

One of the big sights to see in Palma is the impressive Palma Cathedral. I love Palma, I love churches and I love everything Gaudi has turned his hand to, so I knew I was going to love Palma Cathedral! There was no way I could leave the city without a postcard of the stunning… Continue reading Postcard from…Palma Cathedral

Postcard from...Gaudi, with pictures of his influences from Palma Cathedral.
Majorca, Postcards

Postcard from…Gaudi

My favourite church of all time is La Sagrada Familia, designed by the architect Antoni Gaudi. When you wander through Barcelona, you can see his influence all over the city. So I was majorly excited when I found out that Gaudi had been involved in the design of Palma Cathedral. The cathedral itself has a… Continue reading Postcard from…Gaudi

Majorca, Spain

Palma | Bus tour fun and perfect endings!

Our last full day in Palma, yesterday was our last chance to get everything done that we'd missed so far. And the best way to fit everything in and see the top tourist sites? Bus Tour! That's right, we went full on tourist and grabbed ourselves a couple of tickets for the hop on hop… Continue reading Palma | Bus tour fun and perfect endings!