Beneath Mallorca’s Surface – The Cova Tancada

Did you know that this cave existed in the north of Mallorca, near Alcudia? It’s called the Cova Tancada – the closed cave - and is one of Mallorca’s real treasures and best kept secrets, with huge dramatic underground chambers that just keep opening up and seem to go on forever.

A Delicious Slice of Mallorca’s history

There is one reason and one reason only why I’ve put on so much weight this winter. QUELY BISCUITS! Well, okay, maybe there are other reasons too, like the irresistible homemade pasta every day during my backpacking trip in Tuscany… But that’s another story. No, I blame Quely (pronounced “Kelly”) Biscuits.

The Best Driving Tour of Mallorca’s Villages

I’m sure you know by now that Mallorca is much more than sun, sea and sand, but were you aware of just how quaint and beautiful some of Mallorca’s villages are? Today I’m taking you on one of the best driving tours of some of Mallorca’s most beautiful and typical villages…

Winter Activities in Photos

Every time our Winter Activities group heads out on an adventure I make a photo album and upload it to my Flickr account. That way you, I and all the members of our group can access and stay up to date with the beautiful visits that we make.

Homemade Empanadas and a Day of Fun

People say that winter in Mallorca is boring. They are wrong. For this whole month of March and probably for the month of April too, I’m going to show you what great fun you can have in Mallorca in the winter.

Introducing Winter Activities Mallorca

Winter Activities is the name of our intrepid group of friends and excursionists in Mallorca. You’ve heard me mention our Winter Activities group before but today I’m going to introduce you properly.

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    Did you know that this cave existed in the north of Mallorca, near Alcudia? It’s called the Cova Tancada – the closed cave - and is one of Mallorca’s real treasures and best kept secrets, with huge dramatic underground chambers that just keep opening up and seem to go on forever.

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    There is one reason and one reason only why I’ve put on so much weight this winter. QUELY BISCUITS! Well, okay, maybe there are other reasons too, like the irresistible homemade pasta every day during my backpacking trip in Tuscany… But that’s another story. No, I blame Quely (pronounced “Kelly”) Biscuits.

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    The Best Driving Tour of Mallorca’s Villages

    I’m sure you know by now that Mallorca is much more than sun, sea and sand, but were you aware of just how quaint and beautiful some of Mallorca’s villages are? Today I’m taking you on one of the best driving tours of some of Mallorca’s most beautiful and typical villages…

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    There is one reason and one reason only why I’ve put on so much weight this winter. QUELY BISCUITS! Well, okay, maybe there are other reasons too, like the irresistible homemade pasta every day during my backpacking trip in Tuscany… But that’s another story. No, I blame Quely (pronounced “Kelly”) Biscuits.

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