Mallorca, Spain.

Back from a trip to the Spanish island of Mallorca, well know holiday destination for most people. Mallorca together with other islands, Ibiza, Menorca, Formentera, Cabrera form the Balearic Islands. Only a short flight away from The UK and other European cities, no wonder that the Balearics are so popular.

I was staying not far from the Palma airport, a resort called Can Pastilla.

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Not as busy as perhaps the south of the island, therefore more relaxing atmosphere. Plenty of hotels offering decent accommodation, numerous bars, restaurants and miles and miles of nice sandy beaches. Other advantage of Can Pastilla is the close proximity to the islands capital Palma de Mallorca, where about half of the people from the island live.

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Cosmopolitan city indeed, with pleasant Mediterranean feel, cuisine and climate. Historic place with plenty of sights to see. One of the most visited is probably the Cathedral de Mallorca, with far-reaching views over the bay of Palma.

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Sadly, as always the holiday come to an end. So until next time…

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Hasta Luego Mallorca.

 

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The Hiker

Recent nice weather finally allowed me to pursue my passion, the great (British) outdoors/hiking. So I decided to visit my favourite place – Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales.

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After about 40 minutes fast paced hike, I made it to the first summit, passing a few experienced hikers and some first timers as well. Quite funny to watch some of those people huffing and puffing trying to make it to the top, in their attire suitable more for a sunday stroll to the beach or down to Tesco. Fair enough, they might have learnt after first 10 minutes of walking and hopefully will come better equipped next time.  I have been doing a bit of hiking for a couple of years now, so yeah being a smart ass :). Anyway what a place to go to, keeps you fit and the views…

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Looking toward Cribyn (2608ft) from Pen Y Fan (2864ft). Well worth it.

 

 

“The Beast from the East”

Well, The Beast from the East has come to the UK, and gone or maybe not just yet. Had a bit of snow, more than We usually get over here. IMG_20180302_132134

The tv stations kept us well-informed, “be prepared for freezing conditions” mind You -4 C is much colder than We are used to, nothing in comparison with my native country Slovakia where -15 C is average temperature for this time of the year. Anyway, as I mentioned We’ve been well-informed by the media, do not travel if you don’t have to, good, right? Like nobody have to go to work etc. Trains, planes, public transport cancelled, schools closed. So obviously people are worried and try to stock up on food and whatever They need. I have decided to do the same and pop in to my closest supermarket, where I don’t have to drive my car to…

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So much for stocking up on fruit or veg (delivered fresh today). Empty shelves!!! Oh no! Never mind, shall I try the meat isle?

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I give up…Gonna wait a couple of days, hopefully no more Beasts are coming.

It’s all good, We keep on smiling. 🙂 🙂 🙂

Night Life NYC

Wonderful place such as New York City, The Big Apple, The City that never sleeps…

And many more names that New York is known by, where one never gets bored with so much to see, but probably one of the things not be be missed is seeing New York at night.

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With all the lights coming on and the yellow cabs whizzing by, such a feast for the eye(of a photographer or really anyone).

9/11 Memorial, NYC

For people who have not been or planning to go to New York, visiting the 9/11 memorial is a must see place. Commemorating the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks on USA, where almost 3000 innocent people lost their lives.

You come to terms with the tragedy as soon as you enter the ground zero. Such a special and must say very quiet place, where people from all over the world come to remember the victims.

Visiting the memorial together with the museum, really moving experience.