This morning I logged on to my Facebook to see what was going on with the world, what Jane from school had for lea last night and what’s the latest show to make my mum cry, as you do. I checked what my memories were and for the last 2 years they had been in Corfu, meaning I had been in Corfu. If you follow me on Twitter/Instagram (go on, you know you want to), you’ll know I gave up my sunny holiday this Spring in favour of camping in France (post on this soon). As much as I loved my time there, especially camping for the first time, I am in serious need of a beach holiday. So like all good bloggers, if you can’t have it then make a wish list of it, amiright?! However my wish list is a little closer to home (my holiday partners are currently all scared of flying after our plan dropped when taking off last year) and within my actual price range.
I am usually all about the Greek islands for a closer to home holiday, but I want to head back to Spain soon as I haven’t been there in years. Holidays in Spain were a bi-yearly thing for me as a kid, yet I haven’t been back properly since been a teenager and I am sure so much has changed in that time. This time round I think I would like to visit Frigiliana in Andalucia as it’s somewhere I have never ventured before.
Frigiliana looks amazing from the pictures I have seen, whitewashed walls set in picturesque mountains; it’s an Instagram dream. As a kid when travelling to a holiday resort I always wondered what those people living in their little white houses in the mountains would do, how they’d get down, where did they get their food from… All the important things a kid thinks, huh? Not only does it look like a picture perfect town, but it has an amazingly beautiful church there and I have this thing with visiting churches, with Parrish Church of Our Lady Guadalupe being my favourite so far. Iglesia de San Antonio de Padua is a small white church from 1676 that looks like a large house form the outside yet looks so rich inside with dark woods, gold decorations and high ceilings. For me a trip to the church on a Sunday morning, followed by a wander round the whitewashed streets and finishing with a swim in Pozo Batan Alberca (the local natural swimming pool) sounds like a perfect day.
I haven’t really been on a proper holiday since going vegetarian, except for France a couple of times. So now when I plan a holiday I have to plan in some meal choices and places to eat, as I don’t want to be left with only pizza and McDonalds fries as my only options as I recently was in Calais. I would like to think that an area with so much fresh fruit and veg that I would be OK, and if all else fails the local area is famed for it’s sherry like wine, so that’ll do. However I have heard that there’s a beautiful eatery called El Acebuchal that caters to veggies and gluten free people alongside ‘normal’ dishes, although it is said to be quite difficult to get to the restaurant.
Do you have any sunny holidays booked this summer? Go on, make me extra jealous.