20 June 2017

Postcards From Palma: Day One

Postcards From Palma

Location: Palma, Majorca, Spain

Yes that is Nutella flavoured ice cream pictured above (no ragrets). Beach body well and truly ruined but ah, what the heck. Summer is in full swing and I'm in pretty good spirits because I'm fresh off the plane from Palma! Palma is the beautiful capital city of Majorca, Spain, located on the Balearic islands. Offering sunshine, scenic views and catering to pretty much all holiday desires - whether it's adventure in the form of cycling or paragliding, or simple luxuries such as shopping and sunbathing - there seems to be something for everyone. It was a little bit of a last minute thing, and a treat before I go off to start my big grown up job as an English teacher (yikes) and move away to work for an incredible charity. These are things I'm super excited about but I acknowledge the fact that it's going to be a lot of work, so a few days of cocktails and patatas bravas seemed to be exactly what the doctor ordered. To give you an idea of what you can get up to in Palma and how much I actually crammed into my short trip, I've decided to split my travel diaries into three posts. So, without further ado, here is the first instalment!

Main Square
Palma
Palma

After a few drinks in the sunshine and a quick visit to meet our host (we stayed in a lovely little apartment with some Spanish people who were so warm and welcoming!) the day began with a wander to get our bearings. We drifted through the pretty little streets of shops, restaurants and cafes, taking in the stunning architecture accompanied by bright and blooming green trees. The hustle and bustle of tourists were dotted generously with those relaxing over a bite to eat and a glass of wine by the roadside, and I started to notice Palma's alternative streak. Before I arrived, I was expecting a simple sunshine resort town, however the city epitomises urban life with its flamboyant street art, passion for body art and modern sculptures contrasting with its original, traditional design. One thing I'll mention is that the heat was sweltering and so we very lazily made our way in the direction of the world famous cathedral we'd heard so much about, being of course typical Brits abroad and moaning about the heat at any given opportunity (are you really an English person on holiday if you don't?).

Palma
La Seu
 The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma 
Palma
 Floral Playsuit: Primark (In Store, Not Online) Sunglasses: River Island
Palma
Beach Bar
Beach Bar
Beach Bar
If Heineken did holidays 💭🍻
Beach Bar

After roaming around the outside of the cathedral (we decided we'd save the grand tour for a day when were a little less tired/f*cked from the heat) we pronounced that there was only one thing we could possibly do: top up the suncream, get on the beach, and run Baywatch style into that beautiful sea. Before we did though, it was time for some late lunch, and a well deserved pint. Ahhh, if Heineken did holidays, well they'd probably look like the above.

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