Valencian food guide – what to eat and drink in Valencia

Valencian food guide – what to eat and drink in Valencia

Valencia, the birthplace of traditional paella, is no stranger to culinary fame. Spain’s third largest city is a magnet for foodies and in recent years has established itself as a city of culinary innovation and renowned chefs. We couldn’t wait to get stuck into some typical Valencian food when we visited last year.

 

Valencian food on shop counter, prawns fishValencian Food

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Things to do in Menorca, Spain – Part One

Things to do in Menorca, Spain – Part One

Menorca, with its chilled vibes, laid back mood and slower pace sits with its Balearic brothers in the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. Menorca means smaller island but this little isle punches well above its weight in terms of unspoilt beaches, secluded coves and crystal clear waters.

Things to do in Menorca include visits to captivating old towns, cathedrals, harbours and a vast natural bio-sphere. The food is good; think cheese, the freshest seafood, vineyards and gin. There are so many things to do in Menorca, lots to see and masses of reasons to visit. Here are just some of the ways I fell in love with it…

Cala Galdana - what to see in Menorca

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Creative Escapes – a Craft Holiday in Spain

Creative Escapes – a Craft Holiday in Spain

I’m a doer. I get antsy after fifteen minutes on a sun-lounger and I find it hard to sit still for long. When I’m travelling I’m happiest exploring, checking out food markets, taking photos or talking to local people. So, when someone suggested a craft holiday in Spain I didn’t need to think twice. A chance to explore a new destination, meet local people and indulge my artistic side with a group of friends. Perfect. Creative Escapes sounded like my kind of trip.

Craft Holiday Spain

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A World of Wander at Majorca Boutique Hotel Iberostar Grand Portals Nous

A World of Wander at Majorca Boutique Hotel Iberostar Grand Portals Nous

Iberostar Grand Portals Nous Pool

The Majorca boutique hotel scene has a new addition. Stepping through billowing white curtains into the grounds of Iberostar Grand Hotel Portals Nous felt like walking into a luxury fragrance ad. Everywhere is so pristinely white and stylishly radiant at this Majorca boutique hotel that I almost expected Charlize Theron to come wafting across the terrace in a cloud of mimosa. I didn’t have time to ponder this much before being welcomed into the Selini Bar where a glass of crisp Moet accompanied check-in. The attention to detail is impeccable.

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Reasons you need to visit Menorca – Part 2

Reasons you need to visit Menorca – Part 2

Menorca is a gem of an island in the Mediterranean sea and part of Spain’s Balearic islands. If the eleven best things to see in Menorca in my last post weren’t enough to convince you how magical this little island is then read on for more ideas of what to see and do in Menorca. Below you’ll find part two and 12 more reasons why I fell in love with this laid back little isle.

Secluded Cove Menorca

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Malaga Tips – What to see and do for a fabulous 48 hours in the city

Malaga Tips – What to see and do for a fabulous 48 hours in the city

Great food, art, culture, good beaches and a happening vibe. Read my Malaga tips for 48 hours in the city…

Post updated 5 Feb 2019

Malaga cathedralMalaga Cathedral

City Guide – Malaga Tips

Malaga, is a city on the Andalucian coast in Spain. It’s probably best known for being the gateway to the Costa del Sol and for the beaches, resorts and tourists that go with that. But the city has a traditionally Spanish side to it with depth, character and a history which is well-worth exploring. Next time you’re passing through Malaga airport think about taking a cultural swerve and explore the city before moving on to your resort. Read on for what to see and do in Malaga.

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