The Travel Diary: Neon nights on the Balearic Islands

The Travel Diary: Neon nights on the Balearic Islands

What you see along the way — Barcelona-based photographer Griselda Duch captures the dreamlike sunsets of Menorca for her latest photo series.

It all started a couple of months ago, when I was browsing for books in a bookstore. It was time for a change; for something new, another story. I looked through the columns of cookbooks, autobiographies and music stories, until I eventually stumbled across a travel guide to Menorca. It was a small book, with a beautiful photograph of the famous Balearic ‘Favàritx’ lighthouse surrounded by stars.

After searching for several places to visit in the region – from the famous tourist attractions to the more uncommon spots – I finally decided to go on a little voyage. I started my trip in the south of Menorca, around the Son Bou area – a perfect place to go to relax and enjoy wonderful sunsets. Then I visited Fornells, where I enjoyed the typical Menorcan dish “Caldereta.” I also visited Alaior,  Maó, and Mercadal, which is the geometric centre of the island. 


Menorca is all about collecting moments, and the best I had were by the sea. The sea always brings me a ton of feelings that are hard to describe. My favourite beach was Cala Galdana, which is one of the largest and best of the island, surrounded by pine forests.

Travel makes a person happier, smarter, and more modest, all at the same time. Everyone has their own reasons for doing it. Some are venturing out on vacation, others are just going along for the ride, some are travelling for business. I personally travel to seek other states, other lives, other souls – all of which bring me positive life experiences.


Griselda Duch is a photographer based in Barcelona. See more of her work on her official website, or follow her on Instagram.

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