On Friday, a few friends and I decided to go on a day trip to Palma, Mallorca. Mallorca is an island off the eastern coast of Spain and is part of the Balearic Islands autonomous community and archipelago. The island also just happens to be the hometown of Rafael Nadal, which our friend Hyunjin was very excited about. It was about a hour and a half plane ride, but because we were only planning on being there for about 12 hours, we didn’t need baggage. I could get used to traveling like that… very easy and convenient!
All in all, it was a very laid-back trip. We spent some time just wandering around the city and relaxed on the beach for a little bit. The island, like Ibiza, has a reputation for attracting a lot of German tourists, so much so that I got confused for one a few times and they actually counted out my change to me in German… at least I think that’s what they said to me, your guess is as good as mine. We walked through the streets and saw the outside of the Cathedral and Palace of La Almudaina. Palma really reminded us a lot of Barcelona, with its architecture and sights being very similar — they also had a big Plaça d’Espanya and even their own La Rambla with flower markets. I guess that shouldn’t have surprised us all that much considering they also speak Catalan and the islands are located right off the cost of Valencia and Catalonia.
After a short visit with lots of sun, we hopped quickly back on our plane and before we knew it we were back in Madrid. After such a busy last couple of days though, we were eager to get some rest.