Valldemossa

We’re exploring some mountain towns today starting with the gorgeous flower festooned village of Valldemossa. There are a multitude of ornate hand painted tiles that grace almost every house. celebrating the only home grown saint on the Island – Catherine of Palma – who was a Spanish nun, born in Valldemossa and canonised in 1930.Continue reading “Valldemossa”

Majorcan markets

Sunday is market day so we’re heading to Alcudia for a browse. If I can prise the hubby off the sun lounger! The bustling market has everything from fresh fruit and veg, to local honey, handcrafted textiles and also mass produced plastic tat! Here’s taste of the sights and sounds as we cruise the stallsContinue reading “Majorcan markets”

La Orotava

La Orotava is just one of the pretty little villages you can find in Tenerife if you move away from the crowded coast. The historic quarter stands at an altitude of 390 m (1,280 ft) and was declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1976. Its streets are sprinkled with buildings full of heritage. The typical balconies adorning the façades ofContinue reading “La Orotava”

Marvellous Murcia

Murcia is the seventh largest city in the country and an easy trip to make from Alicante by train. It is located on the Segura River, in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula and has plenty of swoon worthy architecture to ogle. Highlights for visitors include the Cathedral of Murcia and a number of baroqueContinue reading “Marvellous Murcia”

Skopolos town

Similar to most Greek islands, Skopolos has a charming capital (Chora) complete with maze like alleyways, whitewashed walls and colourful shops. Here’s a photo dump of some of the details! As per usual the kitty lover finds some local felines to fuss over 🙂 Then its time for cocktails at our favourite little harbourside restaurant.Continue reading “Skopolos town”