To celebrate the launch of The Great Oreo Cookie Quest (an on-pack competition and interactive cookie quest), we were invited to create a family fun-filled “cookie quest”. We chose to go on a fun sightseeing trip in Majorca! Thanks to Oreo and BritMums for this opportunity!
We have just celebrated Chinese New Year – The Year of the Dog 2018 and the celebration lasts for 15 days, which ends this Friday 3rd March 2018. Usually, CNY falls during late January or early February but it has never coincided with school half term for us. But this year was different and it just happened to fall in between the holiday period. Taking advantage of this great opportunity while both of my children were off school, all my close family members (my mother, sisters and their family) came to visit and celebrated CNY with us! They spent a week with us in UK and we all jetted off to Palma, Majorca for a family holiday!
This was our first time attempting a trip with 11 of us, which proved to be really fun and exciting! It was like a military exercise and everyone helped each other get ready. Also when you are going on a long journey, including waiting for the airplane, we always pack food and drink with us.
We all flew to Palma from Heathrow Airport and within 2.5 hours, we were transported to much warmer weather! This was our first visit to Majorca and everyone was really excited! Our first impressions was that the place was vibrant, very clean and orderly. We had lovely weather too, except it did rain on the last day while we were there. Palma is a resort city and the capital of the Spanish island of Mallorca (Majorca), in the western Mediterranean.
First, we went to visit the Pollensa Sunday market, held in Pollença, in the oldest part of the town. This market has 300 stalls where you can find food, crafts, shoes, clothes, plants and a lot more! We bought a lot of fresh fruits like big and juicy strawberries, avocados, bananas and apples!
Next to the market is Santa Maria dels Angels church. It’s a small but beautiful church that is worth checking out! It’s free to enter, but of course, donations are welcome at the front.
We then walked around the old town and found the 365 Calvary Steps. Once you reach the top of the steps, there is a tiny church built between 1795-99 which oversees the view of Pollensa. The church floor design is slightly elliptical with a semi-circular shape apse and a sculptured group of the crucified Christ with the Virgin at his feet, from the XIVth century.
Later, we travelled to Port de Sóller for more sightseeing. This is a beautiful village situated in one of Mallorca’s most beautiful horseshoe harbours. You are surrounded by the Tramuntana mountains scenery and a sea view. My brother-in-law even flew his drone and took some amazing footage!
Driving around in Palma was straightforward except you just have to adapt to the roads and the steering wheel being in the wrong direction! We later went to Deià for lunch and Banyalbufar to see the sunset! The scenery was just breathtaking and we all enjoyed checking it out! I will blog about our Palma trip when I have more time.
Did you know that Oreo is running The Great Oreo Cookie Quest with the chance of winning wonderfilled prizes, including a family trip to California till 31st May 2018? To take part, simply go in store, buy a promotional pack of Oreos and follow the instructions on the pack. Visit OreoQuest.com, scan your Oreo and enter your code to see if you have won any prizes! Good luck!
Disclosure: I’m working with Oreo and BritMums promoting the #OreoCookieQuest celebrating wonderfilled family moments and The Great Oreo Cookie Quest.