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Exploring Mallorca – one nature reserve at a time

This may come as a surprise but the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands isn’t all about sun, sea and sand. There is of course ample opportunity to enjoy a pure unadulterated fly and flop getaway with a few nights out on the tiles in Magaluf if you’re so inclined however, for those times when you […]

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Plane views: the fields of Mallorca

Mallorca (or Majorca) is part of the Balearic islands, a Spanish archipelago in the north-western corner of the Mediterranean Sea. The island is a popular destination for package holidays; many people visit the island for its glorious sunny weather and beautiful beaches but its hinterland is absolutely fascinating and definitely worth exploring. My flight from […]

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Plane views: Mallorca

Mallorca (or Majorca) is part of the Balearic islands, a Spanish archipelago in the north-western corner of the Mediterranean Sea. The island is famed for its beaches but its hinterland is absolutely fascinating and definitely worth exploring. My flight approached the island from a north-westerly direction. The views of the rugged Formentor peninsula and Pollensa […]

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velvet escape’s Culinary Journey: Cala Sant Vicenç, Mallorca

What: Iberico ham. Where: Restaurante Modesto, Cala Sant Vicenç, Mallorca. Note: Cala Sant Vicenç is a small hamlet in the northwest of Mallorca, with a gorgeous crystal-clear, turquoise cove and a small sandy beach. The houses hug the hillsides and offer a magnificent vista of the daunting cliff face of the Formentor peninsula. Modesto is […]

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velvet escape’s Culinary Journey: Palma de Mallorca

What: Tuna Tataki (seared tuna with baby salad leaves, pear, cucumber, avocado and ginger dressing) Where: Caballito de Mar (Palma de Mallorca, Balearic islands, Spain) Notes: The tuna was perfectly seared and the combination with the fresh garden leaves, pear, avocado and cucumber was beautiful. The ginger dressing was an excellent touch, giving the tuna […]

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