Sunday, 20 July 2014

Menorca


Last week, me and my family headed to Menorca to spend a week in the sun. It was so nice to get away and to be able to spend some much needed time together. The weather was beautiful all week, meaning lots of days were spent around the pool and exploring the local area. We stayed in the resort of Cala'n Blanes, a beautiful little place full of 'touristy' shops and enough lilos to (literally) fill up a swimming pool.

This was the first time I had been abroad with just my Mum and Brother, so it felt like quite the adventure. We booked a villa with its own private pool. It was such a novelty and something we had never done before. I completely fell in love with the idea of having a pool in the back garden and have been pleading with my mum everyday to let us have a pool at home (it's not working!) The post holiday blues have definitely kicked in, and I'm already wishing I could go back.

The only thing that I felt slightly ashamed of, ok, very, was my lack of language skills. I studied Spanish at school for 5 years and I could barely remember anything other than Hola. I hate the mentality "everyone speaks English anyway", because they don't. I would have loved to have spoken to the locals or ordered us a taxi when we were stranded at the supermarket, but I couldn't! For someone who wants to travel quite a lot, I think that it is important to be able to speak parts of certain languages. Bearing this is mind, I am hopefully going to enrol on a languages course or ask one of my friends who is studying Spanish and German at Uni to tutor me. I'm not expecting to get fluent over night but being able to speak even a small part of a language, is a skill that I feel everyone should have.

This post is dedicated to everyone coming down from the holiday high

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4 comments:

  1. I hear you about post-holiday blues! I went to Gran Canaria, came back for a week, went to France and now am back again. Sucks so much! x x p.s. just found your blog and love it! :)

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  2. Ohh i wish it was summer here!
    If you would like to follow each other let me know :)
    Have a nice day.
    xo,
    Flo / Florencia's Diary

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  3. I completely agree with you about the language thing, making an effort makes all the difference. I live in France now and the french just roll their eyes at the tourists who assume everyone speaks english!
    xo kirsty
    www.beautyisperfection.co.uk

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  4. Can i just say how beautiful your blog design is, stunning!
    I did Spanish for 3 years and i am abysmal at it too, cant remember anything past, 'hola'! I love Menorca, but me and my family often go to Majorca which is a lovely island too!
    Have a great weekend hun xx

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