Mia Naprta
Mia Naprta

My surname is supposedly Czech. I was born in Yugoslavia, a country that no longer exists. More specifically, I’m from Lika, a beautiful but scarcely populated part of Croatia, yet to be discovered by tourists who regularly descend upon the Adriatic coast and the islands.

I spent most of my adult life in the UK. I studied English and Journalism in Oxford, before moving to London. Over the next 17 years I worked my way up from an “office angel” to a food and drink market analyst, specialising in sugar and chocolate confectionery. Some of my friends would say that I was “getting paid to eat chocolate and write about it”!

After years of busy lives and grey skies, my partner and I decided to slow down and warm our bones somewhere sunnier. We explored Portugal, Italy and the south of Spain, before Palma won us over in 2015.

Although my career has been mostly about markets and numbers, I have always been writing – from personal blogs and opinion pieces for trade publications in the UK to travel articles for a Croatian lifestyle magazine and several monthly columns for The Islander Magazine since January 2021. Right now I am really looking forward to this additional challenge of writing for Mallorca Bulletin!

E-mail - Instagram: @mianaprta

Food and drink

Eating Out in Mallorca: NAP – Neapolitan Authentic Pizza, Santa Catalina

I think that I might have just found my new favourite pizza place in Palma!

Mia Naprta 28/11/2022 22:14

Food and drink

Eating Out in Mallorca: Café Riutort, La Rambla

Even though a single menu choice might sound limiting, I have not been disappointed so far.

Mia Naprta 20/11/2022 09:50

Food and drink

Eating Out in Mallorca: Xalest - Palma

Xalest is a restaurant within the Concepcio by Nobis hotel situated in a lovely part of the Old Town.

Mia Naprta 14/11/2022 18:24

Food and drink

Eating out in Mallorca: Market Kitchen - Santa Catalina

The two generous slices of Sirloin, with just enough fat on the edges not to be dry, were up there with the best beef I have had on the island.

Mia Naprta 30/10/2022 10:30

Food and drink

Eating Out in Mallorca: Il Chiringo - Palmanova

This was an expectedly pleasant experience in a lovely setting, with fresh food and friendly staff.

Mia Naprta 17/10/2022 09:59