Real Alcázar and the Church of the Holy Conception in Caravaca de la Cruz in the region of Murica, Spain on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Murcia-1-44

Postcards from Caravaca, Murcia

Travelling to the fifth holy city of Catholic Christianity, Caravaca de la Cruz, in Murcia, the imposing Real Alcázar is the landmark which initially catches the eye. The castle can be seen from some distance while travelling along the nearby motorway which leads into the city, the fortified ramparts which dominate the city from its high point, overlooking the surrounding …

Windmill at the saltflats of San Pedro del Pinatar near La Manga Strip in Murcia, on the Costa Cálida, Spain on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel iain-mallory_murcia-001-88

Flamingos in the Land of Flamenco

There’s something exciting about seeing flamingos, these quirky, social, sometimes funny, these strange birds which may have been around for over 30 million years. Seeing a small flock in the salt flats of San Pedro del Pinatar, in the Spanish region of Murcia, was initially surprising, but in the land of flamenco it seemed somehow appropriate. Read more from Murcia …

Gentle waves on a nearby beach at Águilas in Murcia on the Mediterranean coast of Costa Cálida in Spain on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel iain-mallory_murcia-1-14

Postcards from Águilas, Murcia

Exploring the pretty harbour town of Águilas in Murcia, Costa Cálida in an enjoyable, innovative and satisfying fashion, through a tapas tour, is recommended for all foodies. We were collected from our accommodation at the Hotel Puerto Juan Montiel, and the next few hours were spent munching our way through, fresh chicken, pork, fish and octopus on a guided tour of …

A glorious sunrise in the Norfolk Broads National Park of East Anglia, in England, the United Kingdom on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel iain-mallory_norfolk-085

Motor Cruising the Norfolk Broads

The motor cruiser chugged towards the setting sun, steering was easy once we’d realised it doesn’t react immediately and takes a few moments to respond. There had been a short familiarisation brief from Jason of Herbert Woods, where we’d learned how to steer, turn and moor the boat, now we were on our own, with the Norfolk Broads as our …

Town on the shores of Lake Garda in the Gardone Riviera, Lombardia in Italy on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel iain-mallory_garda-1-5

Gardone Riviera; Sailboats, Speedboats and Sports Cars

It’s common knowledge that Italy oozes style, hell if you google the definition of style it’s probably written in Italian! The cities of Rome and Milan are strongholds of European fashion, where immaculately groomed residents  gently wrap perfectly manicured fingers around slim stemmed glasses filled with prosecco. Those that know their Versace from their Galliano though, probably holiday in the Gardone …

Cycling in Asturias, arriving in Niembro on the Camino de Santiago (north) in Northern Spain on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain_Mallory_Spain-7408

Life on the Camino; Cycling in Asturias

Walking is the most popular way of completing the Camino de Santiago (north), but cycling will appeal to those preferring two wheels to Shank’s pony! We gave it a try in Asturias, and it proved the perfect way to discover this natural paradise.
El Sablon Beach, LlanesGetting on your Bike
Taking to two wheels offers a few advantages, it’s quicker, so it will suit peregrinos with limited time, it will also allow greater flexibility to take diversions and explore or to pause longer in a place which

The Northern Quarter of Manchester, a city holding a claim to be the capital city of northern England on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain_Mallory_Manchester-3248

My Perfect Day in Manchester

Manchester has a credible claim to be the capital of the north, a city with a long, industrious history, which has successfully reinvented itself. A lively conurbation, with a vibrant shopping centre, a smattering of cultural attractions and a thumping nightlife. Rather than turn its back on its industrial heritage, the city has embraced it. Several of the museums focus …

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Life on the Camino; A Pilgrim’s Way

The first thing to do is admit to being a fake, I’m not a fully-fledged pilgrim, not even a partially fledged one. This trip was not anywhere near long enough to complete the Camino de Santiago (North) or St James Way, and our group cherry picked the choice walking and bike riding routes through Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia. …