Lifecruiser » Menorca http://lifecruiser.org Ranked Top 100 Travel Blog Lifecruiser. Travel information & photos. Europe, North & South America. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 09:27:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Menorca Holidays Boats Photos http://lifecruiser.org/archive/menorca-holidays-boats-photos/ http://lifecruiser.org/archive/menorca-holidays-boats-photos/#comments Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:48:18 +0000 Lifecruiser http://lifecruiser.org/?p=4213 We are continuing to do research for future menorca holidays and during the search for things to see and do there, we did stumbled upon some nice boat photos from there.

Signs are always either interesting, fascinating or plain fun. I simply could not resist this photo below – would you have been able to ignore it…? *giggles*

menorca-ass-bottom-boatPhoto by Gerriet

Then we have the ones with gorgeous views. This one below from Calan Porter, in the southeast of Menorca island. Look at those houses at the cliff in the left side of the photo – or is it maybe a hotel? Marvelous placement really.

menorca-calan-porter, SpainPhoto by Gerriet

The photo below got my attention because of the angle from within it’s taken. A very attractive and very authentic kind of angle from below the water some way. Awesome shot really!

menorca-ropeways, boat, SpainPhoto by Gerriet

Menorca has, as other foreign islands we have been traveling to, some really wonderful harbors with lots of nice boats – like the one below. I would not mind at all to have that boat even though it’s not so big.

One thing about the Mediterranean islands are that the Sea is warmer than the Atlantic Ocean and in some places crystal clear and turquoise too! Just look at this photo where it looks like the boats are floating in the air!

menorca-boats-clear-water, SpainPhoto by Jorge Corcuera

There are a lot of company events offering sailing tours too. Like this red sailing boat named Aphrodite too! Oh, how I wanna go out with that one! Take me with you, pleeeeeez…

menorca-red-boat-aphrodite, SpainPhoto by Rene Seifert

Some private persons with sailing boats are sailing around the islands, perhaps giving up their normal living style meanwhile. That sounds very wise I think. At least for a while, to test living another style than the regular one. Getting life experiences.

menorca-sailing-boats, SpainPhoto by untipografico

Who would not want to dive from the boat into this gorgeous Sea water….? If you say no, you should examine your head… lol….

menorca-boat-bridge, Mediterranean Sea, SpainPhoto by untipografico

Simply lovely, the Menorca boats photos, don’t you think…? I could have posted photo after photo, there are so many wonderful views at Menorca.

A truly great travel destination. Have you been there?

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Tips for holidays in Menorca
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Adoorable Deia Valldemossa Majorca Spain
Alcudia Old Town Majorca
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Tips for holidays in Menorca http://lifecruiser.org/archive/tips-for-holidays-in-menorca/ http://lifecruiser.org/archive/tips-for-holidays-in-menorca/#comments Thu, 21 Jul 2011 15:07:14 +0000 Lifecruiser http://lifecruiser.org/?p=3949 We have been tempted to travel to Menorca for years, hearing friends that have been at holidays in menorca saying that it is such a gorgeous island and that it is not so exploited as the other Balearic islands.

Menorca is an eastern Balearic island with their main city named Mahon. There is the biggest harbor after Pearl Harbor and it is also one of Europe’s biggest natural harbors.

They say that Menorca is not as exploited as it’s sister islands Majorca and Ibiza, as well as not so much party-life going on. I don’t know if that is still true – if you know, tell us.

One very interesting fact about Mahon is that it is said that the recipe of the mayonnaise (one of our favorites!) once were born in this town and brought back to France after Louis-Fran├žois-Armand du Plessis de Richelieu’s victory over the British at Mahon’s port in 1756.

Menorca is an absolute must travel destination for horse lovers like us, because the amount of horses per square kilometer is the highest in Europe! They have an own horse called Caballo Menorquin – the islands pride – locally bred black horses, which plays a very important role in the islands traditions and festivities.

menorcan-horse-festesPhoto by Roser Goula

We will definitely NOT miss the three days traditional summer fiesta, Festes de Sant Joan, in Ciutadella (I want to explore the old town, surrounded by the Contramurada and narrow streets), with sheep-bearing (!), parades, bonfires, riders, competitions and above all: it ends with fireworks.

Then we have the three B’s: Birds, Butterflies and Blooming flowers. Our favorite reasons for going to a special travel destination. To Menorca it would be ideal to go in April and May, to be able to see as many wild flowers (even Orchids) as possible.

I find it very interesting that some of the earliest culture on Menorca was influenced by – among other – the Minoans of ancient Crete (our honeymoon island). Early people of Menorca imitated inverted plastered timber columns at Knossos.

The Menorcan’s have a local favorite drink, the Pomada – Gin (influenced by the Brit’s) mixed with bitter lemon – that I would love to try out. I can imagine that it’s tasty when it’s hot temperatures.

I think I would like to go to Majorca once again and then from there take the ferry over to Menorca, exploring Menorca island as an (long) extension to the Majorca stay.

If you have been to Menorca, please feel free to leave any tips in the comments.

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