Back from Menorca (the slowest-paced Balearic island). Here are a few photos.
Cala Galdana (above) where I stayed, and the view from the hotel balcony (below). I quickly pieced together a rough 180 degree panoramic.
The cosy streets of the Menorcan capital, Mahon (above) and walking through the old capital, Ciutadella (below).
A section of Mahon harbour (above) and Naveta des Tudons (below) — the oldest roofed building in Spain at around 3,000 years old. The tourist guide said you can crawl inside, but the bars across the entrance said otherwise.
The latin above is inside Ciutadella’s cathedral, and the ceramic tiles below front many Menorcan houses.
Menorca is the easternmost of the Balearic islands. Flights to Mahon from Belfast last just under three hours.
I finished reading a couple of books on the trip: Made to Stick, by Chip & Dan Heath, and Buzz, by Emanuel Rosen. The first is ideal for anyone who writes — be it a blog, book, or similar. The authors talk about what makes ideas take hold, and what makes them come unstuck. For instance, stats are notoriously difficult to remember, but tell a good story and people won’t forget. The second book is useful for those interested in word-of-mouth marketing, so if you have a service or product to sell, and you want to get people talking, I’d pick this one up.
Menorca’s a gorgeous island, with more beaches than Mallorca and Ibiza combined.