Hot on the heels of our Indiana Jones style adventure at the Caminito del Rey we’ve jumped in the hire car and headed to the venerable old city of Granada. Most famous for the incredible Alhambra, this grand old dame is a pretty place full of beautiful architecture and more than a little Moorish charm.Continue reading “Granada”

Scaligero castle

Today is all about the fortifications – the imposing Scaliger castle to be precise. This amazing structure dominates the little town of Sirmione and I have been wanting to see it for ages! Sirmione was already known to the ancient Romans because of its strategic position – a peninsula that stretches into the lake –Continue reading “Scaligero castle”

Floating in Funchal

We’re catching the Funchal cable car up to the botanical gardens. The cable car takes you 3200 meters upwards to the parish of Nossa Senhora do Monte, created in 1565 and now just known as Monte. Funchal shrinks into the distance as we head upwards. Resembling a tiny toy town way beneath us. Maderia isContinue reading “Floating in Funchal”

Cala Sant Vicenç

The little resort of Cala Sant Vicenç is our first stop of today’s road trip. Known in Castillian Spanish as Cala San Vincente and in Mallorquin as Cala Sant Vicenc, this is one of the smallest resorts on Mallorca. The main attraction here is the peace, tranquillity and three small beaches. The resort is dividedContinue reading “Cala Sant Vicenç”

It’s all about the water

More Majorcan beaches and glorious waters today starting with the petit Cala Blanca. It’s a scrabble down to reach it but the gorgeous blue water is worth the walk. Then we swing by sophisticated Port d’Andratx – it’s a stylish port where people go to be seen and to sip a cool beverage by theContinue reading “It’s all about the water”