Spain 2016: Mallorca Island—Exploring the Scenic Southern Coast

We set to explore Mallorca Island once again, this time taking the southern route to Cap Blanc, then to the Santanyi market, the fishing villages of Cala Figuera and Portopetro, to the laid back resort of Cala d’Or, and the beaches of Campos.

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Spain 2016: Mallorca island, beyond the party

The beautiful island of Mallorca was quiet in October, the vacationing hoards long gone. We relaxed by the beach and explored the island by car, discovering the island’s hidden charms.

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Spain 2016: Barcelona—Beyond Gaudi

Gaudi’s creations are definitely all the rage, but the city’s other architecture doesn’t lack for beauty and intricacy either. And then there’s the unique design of its city blocks, the work of visionary urban planner Ildefons Cerdà, who created the octagonal blocks, which he considered ideal for traffic flow, as well as sunlight and ventilation.

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Spain 2016: Barcelona—A Walk Around Town

Barcelona, the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is known for its rich art and architecture, as well as for its beaches on the Balearic Sea. And of course, the ingenious creations of Antoni Gaudi never fail to impress (think La Sagrada Família church, La Pedrera, and Casa Batllo). In between marveling at architectural eye candy, one should also get a taste of the city’s traditional food with a side of flamenco.

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