Best Things to do in Majorca

Cala Mondrago, Majorca. Image by Andres Nieto Porras.

Always a lover of travel competitions, I’ve been making sure to enter the Where’s Santa Been contest on the Cosmos Holidays Facebook page this Christmas. It’s great fun trying to guess where Santa’s been on holiday, and I’m always up for the chance to win a trip for myself. Apparently, Santa’s…

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How to Plan a Luxury Holiday in Ibiza

Ibiza beach

Ibiza, one of Europe’s coolest holiday destinations, has been on my radar for a while now. Something about those white sand coves, the picturesque villages, and all that sheer luxury, has been starting to really appeal to me. So, when Ibiza Summer Villas invited me to a fantastic press event they’re…

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Postcard From… Valencia

2 Final Touches... 197 WM

Welcome to this week’s Postcard From – the feature where I chat to some lucky explorer about their recent travels. If you would like to take part please get in touch – eluxton@hotmail.co.uk or @em_luxton – I would love to hear from you! This week’s postcard comes from the multi-talented Jeremy Dean: full-time…

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Postcard From… Granada

Granada

Welcome to this week’s Postcard From – the feature where I chat to some lucky explorer about their recent travels. If you would like to take part please get in touch – eluxton@hotmail.co.uk or @em_luxton – I would love to hear from you! This week, the lovely Nausheen Farishta is back with…

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People Watching at Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia, people watching

I’m still going through all my photos from Barcelona, slowly but surely, and as I was choosing my best ones of the stunning Sagrada Familia, I discovered that I’d also snapped quite a few shots of the people around me at the tourist hotspot. We stopped in the park opposite…

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Photo Friday – Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

The gorgeous Sagrada Familia, Guadi’s spectacular unfinished church! Although the building work and scaffolding spoils the overall effect, the building is still really impressive and surprisingly enormous – when it’s finished it will be the tallest church building in the world. The queue to get inside was huge, and the…

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Photo Friday – Parc Guell

Barcelona Beyone Gaudi's House

  The view of Barcelona from the hill behind Guadi’s house in Parc Guell. I fell head over heels in love with the park; we were there just as the sun was setting behind it and bathing everything in lovely warm, rosy light. The city looked incredible from this vantage…

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Las Ramblas Artists, Barcelona

Artist, La Rambla

Among my favourite sites in Barcelona were the street artists along La Rambla and in the surrounding network of streets; everything from human statues to musicians. I found the painters and caricature artists especially good for people watching – both the artists and their models made interesting subjects! Here’s a…

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Photo Friday – Barcelona Street Artist

Artist, La Rambla

This is a scene that’s fairly common on the beautiful street of La Rambla in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic quarter. Dozens of artists line the wide avenue and offer portraits or paintings as great, bespoke souvenirs. I took loads of photos, but I’m particularly pleased with the close cropping…

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