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Europe » Spain » Balearic Islands » Ibiza April 12th 2016

Santa Eularia D’es Riu We are booked to fly to Ibiza for 10 days with Ryan Air and with the flight purchase was the option to get cheap parking near the airport, which was a bargain so we booked. Getting there was easy as was the transfer to the airport by the company who also pick you up on your return. Tip for travellers – definitely take these offers as parking at the airport is pretty expensive. The Malaga airport is relatively new with the 2 main terminals T 2 & T 3 interlinked. We have hand luggage only so getting on board was a breeze now that Ryan Air allows you to check in online & allocate your seats. The whole experience with RA is so much better than expected after our last ... read more
Es Cana Bay
Hippy Market - Es Cana
Main Street Santa Eulalia

Europe » Spain » Balearic Islands » Majorca » Alcudia January 24th 2016

Majorca 3 We woke up today to an overcast sky and were expecting a poor day. However it was quite warm at 10 degrees when we set off on our bikes at 10 o'clock and the day improved as we made our way through Alcudia to Lluba for lunch. Again we encountered a large group of Team Sky riders going the opposite way and I thought I would take a photograph but with all the excitement all I took was a video of the Tarmac. I had to take a photo of a disused windmill instead. It was either that or another twisty gate. We passed along a very fertile plain which reminded me of Banks and Crossens near Southport growing potatoes, lettuce, beans and artichokes etc. We also passed some very variable ploughed land, some ... read more
Town cross
Steps - exposed.
Yet another wobbly gate

Europe » Spain » Balearic Islands » Majorca January 23rd 2016

Majorca 2 Saturday Jan 23 2016 Today was like a typical summers day in Lancashire with a high of 18 degrees and the sun burning my back at lunchtime in the square in Campanet. For the first time this week I took off my leg warmers and went into fingerless gloves and felt great. The first long climb, after leaving Port de Pollenca, was up the Col de Femenia at 515m and was a bit of a pull but we didn't push too hard to save our legs because there was not climbing to do to reach the cafe at the Coll de se Batalla. We did not stop since it was a bit early for lunch and it was full of posers on motorbikes. We chased down the hairpins to Caimari avoiding the stupid motorcyclists ... read more
Old communal wash house
Gulley at roadside

Europe » Spain » Balearic Islands » Majorca » Alcudia January 22nd 2016

Majorca January 2016 A week in Majorca in January is a nice choice when the Lancashire weather is doing its worst with cold, frost and rain. Majorca, which had rain three days before our arrival, greeted us with brilliant sunshine and temperatures in the mid teens. Nevertheless we needed long gloves and leggings, as you may expect in winter, but on several days we took off a layer and had fingerless gloves after our alfresco lunch in the town squares. The first three days found us doing a total of 150 miles heading out of Pollenca in the north of the island. Port de Pollenca is a nice seaside town with loads of excellent restaurants and cafes with shops selling everything you may need. Car and bike hire is a big thing here, as is selling ... read more

Europe » Spain » Balearic Islands » Minorca October 10th 2015

Good beer, good food! Menorca..... Done!... read more

Europe » Spain » Balearic Islands » Majorca September 14th 2015

Just four days after arriving back from Ibiza, I was off to Spain's other famous island in the Balearics; Mallorca. I had also watched many a Wild On (with Brooke Burke) and Booze Britain episode featuring this tourist favourite and once again I was finally fulfilling a teenage dream by coming here. Except, that I'm not a teenager anymore, so I was definitely not going to mix it up this weekend with a bunch of British teenage yobs emptying their stomach contents on a beach in Magaluf - there is more to see and explore on the biggest island in the Balearics, which I was determined to do. After Ibiza had left a massive hole in my bank account, I was trying to do things a bit cheaper here - thus the decision to catch an ... read more
Torrent de Pareis
Cycle Path

Europe » Spain » Balearic Islands » Ibiza September 7th 2015

I had always thought that the lyrics to that Vengaboys song were "we're going to eat pizza." But no - it is about that notorious Spanish party island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Ibiza. When I was at university, I remember watching all of those party documentaries such as Wild On (with Brooke Burke) and Booze Britain, on which Ibiza was regularly featured. Thousands of miles away, in my parents' house, I could only sit and admire the sun, sex, beaches, boat parties and superclubs that were appearing on my screen, wishing one day that I may be able to go. Just over a decade later and my dream was finally coming true...except that it wasn't really much of a dream anymore. Massive clubs, electro music, world-class DJs, 25€ a isn't really my ... read more
Cala Bassa
Ibiza Town Fortress

Europe » Spain » Balearic Islands » Majorca » Palma September 6th 2015

After almost one week in Palma the introduction week for the Erasmus students started on September 7th. I'll describe the activities day by day! Monday & Tuesday On Monday morning Yoran and I had an appointment at the local government in Palma with our landlord to get our Residents Card. With that card we can use the public transport with a 50% discount. It's quite some paperwork but luckily we had our landlord preparing everything for us :-) On Monday and Tuesday we had introductions at the university. It was the first time at the Universidad de las Islas Baleares so at first we had to find the right building. The campus is really big so we had some issues finding it. As Yoran and I were not the only ones who were a little later, ... read more
Rainy trip to Valldemossa..
Rainy trip to Valldemossa...
Yes, it was still raining here

Europe » Spain » Balearic Islands » Majorca » Palma September 1st 2015

After a great internship in Paris it's time for my next adventure! This time with a good friend, Yoran. From September until February we will be studying and living in Palma de Mallorca. In this first blogpost I'll tell you about the whole process of searching a room, arranging the Erasmus grant and my first experience in Palma, enjoy! Application process As a part of our studies International Business and Languages Yoran and I had to study a year abroad to develop our cultural awareness and to learn Spanish. Already in November/December 2014 we had to choose three universities where we'd like to go study. We both really liked Palma and heard good stories of this university so this became our first preference. After two months we got an email from the Hanze University that we'd ... read more
Ticket to Palma
El room
Cathedral of Palma

Europe » Spain » Balearic Islands August 8th 2015

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