Cycling · Mallorca

Mallorca Cycling Holiday: Day 2

I woke in my hotel in Mallorca, hungry and desiring breakfast. Being a budget hotel but not a Youth Hostel, there was no breakfast explicitly served in the hotel, but the hotel manager recommended a supermarket just down the street. I went to find my breakfast. Numerous stores had the words “supermarket” emblazoned across their… Continue reading Mallorca Cycling Holiday: Day 2

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Cycling · Mallorca

Mallorca Cycling Holiday: Day 1

A while back, I booked some cheap flights to Mallorca, Spain with the intention of doing some cycling. Mallorca (also spelt Majorca) is a popular destination amongst European cyclists for somewhere warm to go in winter. By warm, it is still Australian mid-winter temperatures, but equivalent to an English spring. Anyway, the date had crept… Continue reading Mallorca Cycling Holiday: Day 1

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Parent's Visit

Parent’s Visit, Days 11-16: New Year’s in London

On the morning of the 27th, I walked with my parents to the Cambridge railway station. Over the next two days, they would be going duo to Dover. This part of their trip had been the least planned. We had discussed it the previous couple of days and decided that they would get the most… Continue reading Parent’s Visit, Days 11-16: New Year’s in London

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Christmas · Parent's Visit

Parent’s Visit, Days 8-10: Christmas in Cambridge

My parents returned from their trip around the south-west early on Christmas Eve. They had to return their hire car by 10:30am to avoid being charged for an extra day. They dropped their bags off at my room, and drove out to Newmarket to return the car. Whilst they were walking back, I went out… Continue reading Parent’s Visit, Days 8-10: Christmas in Cambridge

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Parent's Visit

Parent’s Visit, Days 5-7: Stonehenge Winter Solstice

It was the morning of the 21st of December, the shortest day of the year. We woke very early, breakfasted, and drove out towards the Stonehenge monument site. The solstice is a special day at Stonehenge, and to this day ceremonies are performed at sunrise to mark the midwinter. Unlike much of the rest of… Continue reading Parent’s Visit, Days 5-7: Stonehenge Winter Solstice

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