There are so many more beautiful and interesting towns in Spain. Here are a few of my favourites.
Just like Portugal the best bits of Spain are away from the tourist seaside resorts.
There are coach day trips from Benidorm but its cheap and easy to take a bus or a tram. Continue reading
Y Viva Espania may be an old song but I’ve always though Spain is an underrated holiday destination so I decided a cheap ten days in Benidorm was a good way to spend time in early May. Continue reading
The least said about Gibraltar the better. Cold wet and rainy, how does that happen when Spain is always so much sunnier?
Malaga is the largest city on the Costa del Sol , another new city for us.
The first reaction to the advert for a mystery cruise was wow that’s cheap. Then we began to think about whether we would actually enjoy it. I usually reject Med cruise offers as we have been to most of the places but for this (very cheap) cruise we would have no idea where we were going – it could be a lot of fun!
Palma is the one place you must visit on Mallorca. If you are staying in one of the coastal resorts everything is designed with the foreign tourist in mind and you don’t see anything much of the real Spain. While Palma is a tourist city it is also very Spanish place from its yellow painted houses to its Mediterranean food.
The old wooden train or Tren de Soller leaves from its own little station on the Plaza de Espana in the centre of Palma. We had originally planned to do this in February when the countryside is covered in almond blossom but we didn’t make it until last week so we got oranges instead!
We planned a week in Mallorca for a bit of winter sunshine but it was the first week in June by the time we got there. No problem – guaranteed hot sunny weather when it wasn’t very spring like at home – if only. Two days of heavy rain worthy of the monsoon and a detailed introduction to the excellent Spanish health service via a broken humerus was not in the plan, but that’s what we got.