Monday, March 12, 2018

Join the Spring Yoga Retreat on Mallorca

Hello there and happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a great start of the week! Mine has been a little chaotic but really fun since I started a new job today! Yes, I still can't believe it but I can finally do for living what I love most, writing for a magazine. A few weeks ago I accepted a full time job offer at LOOK Mallorca, the magazine I've been freelance writing for over the past two years. And I can tell you I loved my first day! I will let you know more about my new job soon. I'm planning on writing a post about work and things you should consider when looking for a job. As you can imagine the last few weeks have been pretty stressful for me because I still worked full time at my old job while working for the magazine on my days off. Sometimes the pace of life feels a little overwhelming so I'm more than excited to be joining a very special event soon that will help me wind down!

Spring Yoga Retreat

My friend Anna from Sweden who I met through the magazine and who also lives on the island  not only designs beautiful yoga couture but is also organizing an exclusive spring yoga retreat which will take place at the end of March. Spring is here and Mallorca is slowly awakening. A perfect time to pamper and nourish yourself, to disconnect and re-energise before summer starts.

The yoga retreat will be held the 21st to 25th of March in a five-star luxury mansion near Sóller, a beautiful town in the mountains of Mallorca. 

Surrounded by ancient olive groves, almond and lemon trees, the luxury 17th century farmhouse will be our home while we spoil ourselves during this rejuvenating yoga retreat. We will practice yoga twice a day with the renowned yoga teacher Sandra from Earth Yoga in Palma. We will also get to enjoy a cacao ceremony and beautiful hikes through the mountains and by the sea. Time for self-reflection and relaxation by the pool or the open fireplace is also planned. During the retreat a nutritionist will provide us with delicious vegetarian meals made with seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables - and you know how much I love good, healthy food!

The retreat will be all about wellbeing, positive energy, recharging and relaxing and I can't wait to spend a few magical days with the group. There are still some spots available so if you're a yoga fan like me and would love to join the spring yoga retreat stop by the websites below to book your yoga mat. I wish you all a wonderful, relaxed week! Remember, don't stress but do your best.

For bookings and more info visit:

All photos via A' Distraction and Ananda Mallorca

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Mexico Diary - Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort

Hey my dear readers, today you get to see the last post of our Mexico trip. It's a little sad for me because I really liked showing you all the places we've been to but I'm also looking forward to posting about my life on Mallorca and more recent events again.

We spent the last two days of our trip in Cancún, one of them at the luxury Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort where we probably spent the most relaxing hours of our trip. The hotel manager Matthias, who happens to be my boyfriend's friend, invited us to stay for a day and we got really spoilt. We arrived early in the morning on our last day and started with a delicious breakfast at one of the the hotel's restaurants called Zango. I was literally in food heaven, they had all kinds of pastries, fruits, cereal, bread, hearty stuff like eggs, bacon and potatoes, smoothies, fresh juices and so much more! A real dream come true for a foodie like me, haha. After enjoying our breakfast we spent a few relaxing hours by the pool where Matthias had reserved us a balinese bed so we could sip our cocktails, read, relax and enjoy the ocean view in the shade. The hotel has three huge infinity pools with sea view and several terraces on different levels with direct access to the beautiful beach of Cancún. We enjoyed our time not doing anything but relaxing until we got picked up by the hotel manager for lunch. We had tasty, authentic Mexican food at the hotel's beach bar St.Trop and spent all afternoon chatting and laughing with Miguel's friend, the manager. Later at night we met him again for dinner after changing in our hotel room (which was beyond elegant and cozy with the most comfy bed ever). He took us to one of the hotel's restaurants called Seasons where we spent all evening until almost midnight. I had a yummy salad and salmon for dinner plus a tasty combo of three different desserts including crème brûlée. Thank you so much, Matthias, for this relaxing last day and treating us so well, our Mexico trip couldn't have ended better!

And thank you, Miguel my love, for exploring another country and spending three unforgettable, adventurous weeks with me! Thank you for comforting me when my phone got robbed, for giving me your warm clothes and cuddling with me when I was cold in the night buses. Thank you for spending endless hot hours in the blazing sun with me exploring Mayan ruins, cenotes and the Mexican mountains, beaches and cities. Thank you for searching food with me at night when I got hungry and simply for being the best boyfriend and travel buddy! I can't wait to go on the next adventure with you!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Mexico Diary - Holbox Wildlife

Happy Thursday, guys! Hope your week is going well. Mine is pretty relaxed, I had off yesterday so I went to Mallorca's capital Palma with my boyfriend. I took him to the Hammam Palma, a beautiful spa with an Arabic touch, where we enjoyed a thermal bath and a one-hour massage, sooo good, I can highly recommend it! Today is the 'Dia de las Islas Baleares' which is a holiday here on Mallorca so I finally have some time to write this new post for you about the beautiful island Holbox in Mexico. One more Mexico post about our last stop Cancún will follow and then I'll start writing about more recent events and Mallorca again. So, here we go!

In my last post I gave you some tips about Holbox including how to get there and where to stay. So today I'm showing you a bit more of the island and its' wildlife. Yup, Holbox is the perfect spot for wildlife watching.
Miguel and I started our second day on the island early. After breakfast we went for a walk through the town of Holbox admiring and taking photos of its' street art. After that we decided to go for a walk by the beach. We didn't really have a plan that day and since it rained the night before the beach was a bit wet and the water looked a little greyish, therefore we didn't go swimming but for a walk instead. Best idea ever I have to say! We kept walking and walking towards the tip of the island called Punta Mosquito. After a while the water got clearer, more tranquil and shallow, the island became wilder and the hotels and people disappeared until there were only the two of us. We loved it! We have been to similar wild places in Cuba and Costa Rica before and absolutely love the undisturbed tranquility allowing us to explore the 'world' just by ourselves without any distractions. After about one hour of walking we got to a point where we couldn't keep going since there was a kind of river connecting to the sea that separated us from the other side. Since we heard that there are crocodiles on the island and couldn't see the bottom or depth of the river we didn't really want to take the risk to cross it. So we left the beach and just started walking through the ocean which was perfectly fine because the water was clear and shallow so we could take all our belongings. When we saw the first flamingos and pelicans we stopped. There was no water anymore but a huge white sandbank surrounded by crystal clear water, the mangroves, wild birds and other animals. We spotted sting rays, fishes, flamingos, pelicans and many more species of birds. It was a true wildlife paradise. We could have stayed forever watching the flamingos and pelicans eat quietly. Luckily I had my zoom lens with me so we could watch them from far away without disturbing the animals and I could also take some great shots. So whenever you make it to Holbox, go for a walk to Punta Mosquito for a marvelous wildlife experience!
After three or four hours of exploring we went back home. We were so tired of walking in the sun that we got on a golf cart taxi as soon as we reached the town. It was so much fun riding the dirty, wet roads! Once we got home we took a shower, relaxed for a bit and went to see the sunset - the perfect end of an adventurous day on the island!
If you have any questions about our Mexico trip, where we went, where we slept and how we moved from one place to the other, feel free to leave a comment! xo

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Mexico Diary - Paradise Holbox

Hello there, adventurers and dreamers! I hope you're all having a great weekend. I was pretty busy all week long so today my boyfriend and I are just chilling at home and I'm working a little on my blog. I have some photos of our last stops left in Mexico before I will be posting about more recent events and my beloved home Mallorca again.
Today's post is about one of my favorite places in Mexico, the beautiful island of Holbox, a true paradise for beach and art lovers like me! All over the island you can feel the free spirit. There are no cars but golf carts and bikes on sandy roads instead, most of the buildings are small, made of wood and painted in joyful colors, there are palm trees, hammocks, graffitis and beautiful handicrafts made with the typical sea shells called 'conchas' everywhere. Holbox has been my personal favorite among all the wonderful places we visited in Mexico. Its secluded beaches, slow life and laid-back vibes allowed us to finally realx a bit after almost three weeks of traveling through Mexico. Holbox is still more quiet and by far less touristy than other islands of the Yucatan peninsula. A world without pressure and worries, so to say a bohemian paradise, an island where time seems to stand still.

How to Get There
The most common transport to use is the ferry which takes less than an hour from the small coastal town of Chiquila. The ferry runs every half hour so it's never too crowded and it's the cheapest way to get to the island too, we paid 140 Pesos per person, about 7 Euro per way. You can also take a private speed boat or even a plane to the island if you're feeling fancy.

Where to Stay
You can either stay at hip, laid-back and less expensive hostels and 'cabañas' that are located in the island's only town or you spend the night at one of the fancy hotels that are located along the beach and all embody simple luxury. We spent two nights at Casa Frida, not just because I'm a huge fan of Frida Kahlo, but also because we loved their apartments we saw on We were not disappointed when we got there. We had a spacious private and fully equipped kitchen (I loved the fact that I finally had a blender to make smoothies), a small dining table and two comfy sofas, a bright and spacious bedroom with two double beds and a large bathroom with a walk-in shower. All apartments had a shared garden with palm trees providing shade, hammocks and swings which I personally loved. I included some photos of Casa Frida in this post so you get an idea of what it looks like.

What to Do
Explore the island by golf cart, you can rent them everywhere and it's so much fun going for a bumpy ride on the sandy roads. Or go for a bike ride along the beach, stop whenever you feel like it and relax in one of the hammocks or on the swings you will find in the water. There are lots of activities offered as well, you can learn how to do kite surfing, go stand up paddling, snorkeling or kayaking. Holbox also has a reputation as a great spot for watching and swimming with wild whale sharks. I personally would have loved to see and swim with them! I mean, hello, I don't get to see these beautiful giants in Europe (or at least not in the Mediterranean sea). However, the whale shark season was already over when we got to Holbox so we unfortunately didn't get a chance to see them. After enjoying the shallow water, white sand and Mexican sun at the beach for a few hours go discover the little town (the only one on Holbox) with its colorful shops, art galleries, excellent restaurants and cute cafés. Taste the local cuisine or sip a delicious cocktail, buy some souvenirs, art and boho or surfer clothes.

I hope this post made you dream a bit on this February Sunday, a second post about our adventures on Holbox will follow soon! Have a relaxed start of the week, my dear readers, and don't forget to wander once in a while, even if it's just in your mind ;-)

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