Perhaps the best part of living abroad — away from family — is the unlikely bond formed with strangers from different walks of life. Some great moments shared one-off and some lasts. And eventually, some becomes much like your alternative family.
I couldn't be grateful enough to have a few of them here. They are the most amazing people who have helped me get a foothold in Barcelona. It felt somewhat homey. And the most exciting part? When you get to travel together!
Talk about travel, the Balearic Islands have been at the top of my summer bucket list for years. There are 4 largest of these islands in the western Mediterranean, off the east coast of mainland Spain.
Did I say it's a family vacation?
Well, myself — and a family. I enjoyed driving around Mallorca's sandy beaches and hidden coves. There's no dull moment albeit long drives. Definitely a snug. I literally felt I was part of the family or one of the kids — completely disconnected from the stressful thoughts of work and city life. That's 5 days of full relax and fun.
- Day 1: Es Trenc
- Day 2: Cala des Moro, Cala Almonia
- Day 3: Cala Llombards, Cala Mondrogo, Cala Vincenç
- Day 4: Formentor, Cala Figuera in Pollença
- Day 5: Cala Varquez
This trip is probably one of the best summers I had. Spending 5 days at the island was a blast and here's the biggest reason why...