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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

Got The Postcard :: Train
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 [...]

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 [...]

Palma Cathedral
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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Majorca, Spain

Palma: Public baths, palaces and even more churches! 

Yesterday was expected to be a washout - heavy showers, thunderstorms, the lot! But while the thunder rumbled in the hills, there was only the odd shower throughout the day, meaning we had a bonus day to explore that the weather forecast had originally written off. Not wanting to push our luck, my boyfriend and [...]

Majorca, Postcards, Spain

Postcard from…a Mallorcan farm? 

While I'm in Palma and checking out the sights, I've kept an eye out for some great postcards to add to my collection, and to also remind me of the great things I've seen.  This postcard does neither - I haven't seen any pigs and I don't really need a reminder of what they look [...]