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Catedral-Basílica de Santa María is divine

Catedral-Basílica de Santa María is divine

Castillo Hotel Son Vida offers incredible views

Castillo Hotel Son Vida offers incredible views

Bodega Ribas is Spain’s oldest family-run winery

Bodega Ribas is Spain’s oldest family-run winery

Lucy White in Mallorca

Lucy White in Mallorca

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Catedral-Basílica de Santa María is divine

We’re not in Kansas anymore. Witnessing a flush of flamingos through my binoculars, I feel a world away from the common garden birds in my north Dublin enclave. Is this the Everglades – or Mallorca?

The largest of the Balearic Islands isn’t the only place in southern Europe to receive these gangly waterbirds that flock from Africa every spring. Ibiza has them, so too Alicante, France’s Camargue region, Italy’s Sardinia.


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