Monday, 10 August 2015

Exploring Majorca

Being under the age of twenty has its perks, one of which is that I still get invited on the family holiday - funded by my dad. This year the destination of choice happened to Majorca which was great because I had never been before. 

Majorca was a beautiful place, we stuck to Palma and Cabo Blanco as it was a family holiday and Magaluf didn't seem like the best setting for our more remote tastes in getaways. 

One downside of Majorca is that the weather is much more humid and hot and lets face it, us Brits aren't exactly used to the heat of the warmer areas of the world. We fare best in the rain and not even global warming seems to be changing that. Sunburn is always going to play a part in my holidays. Partially because I have really pale skin and partially because I don't want to go on holiday to a cold and snowy destination.

Now, when I titled this post 'Exploring Majorca' I really meant exploring because every single one of our holidays end up the same way; my mum naps at the hotel whilst my sister plays on her iPad as my dad, my brother and I check out every single nook and cranny of the place that we can. The photo to the right was a selfie my dad took when I got stuck on the ledge of a cliff that we decided to scale in our flip flops. I got off the ledge by standing on my dads back and then jumping the rest of the way. We got to the bottom of the cliff after about an hour and then had a swim in the sea - needless to say - I glared at my dad the whole way back to the hotel as it was his idea. He looks so very smug in that image, it's not my fault I can't climb in flip flops, that's not what they were designed to do.

It felt amazing to spend time with my family without work on my mind, I understand why my dad appreciates holidays so much. I've always loved seeing new places, I'm just a nervous flyer, I am getting slowly more comfortable with planes though. As a kid it's exciting to go abroad but it's not something you truly appreciate until you're working and busy all of the time.

The place we were staying at was fairly empty, not in volume of people, but rather in the commercial side of things. Close to the hotel we were staying at, Hotel Delta, we only managed to find empty chalets, a supermarket, a few restaurants and an additional market area. To be honest though, in that heat, I was fairly happy swimming and searching for shade. Hotel Delta had recently been taken over by Best Holidays and it was a pleasant place to stay. The only niggle about the hotel would be that none of the staff could speak English, hold off the firing squad, I don't mean it in an ignorant British 'everyone must speak English' way. It just seemed as if most of their guests were British and it would have made sense to have someone on hand to translate or represent the guests. My mum asked for water to take a tablet one night and the staff pointed her towards a sprinkler.

I'd love to hear about your recent travels, tell me about them in the comments or send me a link. It's always great to read about how others have gotten on abroad!

14 comments:

  1. What a lovely family you have. I've never been to Majorca but I'm glad you had fun and enjoyed it. :)

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    1. Aw! Thanks, Joski! You should check it out sometime. :)

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  2. Beautiful pictures, you make me want to go on vacation! Thanks for the post!
    xoxo
    Alicia
    www.lifeofafatgirl.ca

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  3. What a great view! Looks like you had a ton of fun. A nice break is always great for anyone.


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  4. It looks like a beautiful place to visit with family!! I definitely miss family vacations. We just went to Saint Augustine, Florida for our recent road trip :)

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    1. Ooh! Florida! I've never been to the states before, perhaps one day I will... :D

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  5. It certainly sounds like a lovely holiday.

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  6. I haven't done any traveling lately. On top that I really don't like to travel . Last year I went to Florida, mexico, Belize and Honduras.

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    1. Wow, I'm pretty jealous! That't quite the list. :) I love to travel, more so now I'm more comfortable on planes.

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  7. I love how you're one of the adventurers in the family and take advantage of the locations you visit!

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    1. It's one of my favourite things to do. :) When I was much younger I swear I was the only kid that dragged my parents around ruins and museums. :D

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  8. It is a beautiful place, and all the pictures I see from there are usually sunny and upbeat. I must add it to my list of places to visit.

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    1. Aw! You really should, it's so warm and the atmosphere is amazing. I do think I personally prefer Tenerife though. :)

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