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Unforgettable day in Cabrera

An Unforgettable Day on Cabrera

I had never been to Cabrera, the smallest of the five Balearic Islands, despite having lived on Mallorca for over ten years, so when our Winter Activities group got the chance to go on a trip with Mar Cabrera earlier this spring, I jumped at it.

Els Calderers

Els Calderers, Mallorca

Well, it’s the beginning of a new week again, which means today is Mallorca Monday. Today I am going to tell you (and show you) about a visit I made in March to Els Calderers. It was one of the last visits of our Winter Activities group for winter 2014-15.

santiago villanueva

Art Tour in Palma de Mallorca

I joined an art tour through the city of Palma the other day. Surprised? Imagine how surprised I was to be there! The tour was organised by Txema, Vice President of our Winter Activities group. Txema is the artist of our group and he thought we would find this interesting. We did.

aloe vera farm in mallorca

Aloe Vera Farm, Mallorca

Today I visited an aloe vera farm in Mallorca with the Winter Activities group. Don’t spend much money Don’t spend much money Don’t spend much money That’s what I was telling myself. Who was I kidding? I spent 59€. And Toni spent another 56€.

Almond blossom in mallorca

Almond Blossom in Mallorca

At the moment in Mallorca, the almond trees are at their most spectacular, with stunning white and pink blossom. The whole of Mallorca looks like it has had a fresh coat of fluffy snow.

organic farm in majorca

Organic Farm in Majorca

One of our recent visits with our Winter Activities group was to an organic farm in Majorca. The farm is Son Barrina near Llubí and is cultivated by volunteers using the permaculture method of organic farming.

bodegas suau

Bodegas Suau: A Brandy Cellar in Mallorca

Did you know there was a bodega (cellar) dedicated especially to producing brandy in Mallorca? There’s only one on the island and it’s called Bodegas Suau. Have you heard of it? It has been on the go for two centuries and is housed in a majestic and intriguing building.

Walking Tour of Palma's Jewish Quarter

Walking Tour of Palma’s Jewish Quarter

A few weeks ago I took a walking tour of Palma’s Jewish Quarter with a group of friends. We did the walking tour of Palma’s Jewish Quarter with a company that we’d never used before: Rutas de Palma. It does what it says on the tin: Routes of Palma.

artesonado ben jakober

What’s The Big Secret About The Coffered Ceiling At Ben Jakober Foundation?

At the Yanick and Ben Jakober Foundation in Alcudia they are so secretive about that coffered ceiling, or artesonado that they have. I don’t get it. If I had a ceiling like that in my house I’d be unbelievably proud!

birdwatching in mondrago

Birdwatching in Mondragó, Mallorca

More than Birdwatching in Mondragó, I guess the title should really be Bird-counting in Mondragó. Yes, I spent last Saturday birdwatching (or counting) in the natural park of Mondragó in Mallorca with our ‘Winter Activities‘. We were participating in the official bird count that takes place all over Spain

Santueri Castle

Santueri Castle in Mallorca

Santueri Castle is one of only three rocky castles in Mallorca. The other two are the Castell del Rey in Pollensa, which is private and is not open to the public, and Alaro Castle, which is the most famous one, with a popular walk followed by delicious lamb.

olive groves soller

Making Mallorcan Olive Oil in Soller

When you think of Soller in Mallorca, don’t you think of a busy little Mediterranean town with a magnificent square showing off all the most important buildings and a splendid concoction of architectural styles? Don’t you think of a valley in the Tramuntana Mountains, where the warm sunshine makes oranges glow bright on the trees?

cova tancada

Beneath Mallorca’s Surface – The Cova Tancada

Did you know that this cave, the Cova Tancada, existed in the north of Mallorca, near Alcudia? Cova Tancada means 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.

mallorcan villages

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.