29 June 2017

Postcards From Palma: Day Two

Postcards From Palma

Location: Palma, Majorca, Spain 

I'm back! This time I'm bringing you my second instalment of my city break to Palma, Majorca (which in the Manchester haze of grey, cloud and rain right now seems like so long ago! 😔). If you're new here or didn't read the last post, you can catch it here. On the second day of the trip, after a much needed rest, we decided we'd make the most of the day and rent bikes! Before heading to Majorca, I did a little research and according to many tourist sites, cycling is one of the top activities to try in the capital. So when in Palma - it was time to get our cycle on! To rent a city bike for the day, the starting price is ten euros and there are quite a few shops to rent from which you can bring up with a quick Google. I'd been talking about how excited I was to rent bikes for ages, but when it came down to it, I was actually scared 😂. I hadn't ridden a bike for about ten years and I know they say you never forget, but for the first few seconds, I genuinely thought I had forgotten! Luckily, after meandering through a few little streets (and narrowly avoiding pedestrians) it had all come back to me - just get me signed up for Tour de France!

Cycling Around Palma
Pink Glitter Bag: Primark
Palm Trees
Cycling By The Sea
Beach Bikes
Swimsuit From In The Style
Swimsuit: In The Style
Beach Life

We began our cycle down at the harbour. The route took us by the sea, past a couple of beaches, another harbour and finally we arrived at a third beach for some food and a swim. Cycling with the sea breeze in your hair and dreamy palm trees swaying above has to be one of my favourite summer activities to date, and in the crazy heat it was the perfect way to keep cool whilst getting from A to B quickly (although we definitely still got fried in the sun). When we reached our destination, we locked up the bikes and headed to a little restaurant for a pint and a pizza (#BritsAbroad) before going across to the beach and chilling out on the sand for a while. Getting into the sea we swam across to find rock pools, and as we lay on the rocks we spotted big crabs sneakily crawling past. After a few hours (feeling slightly sunburnt, okay very sunburnt, sorry mum and dad) we dried ourselves down and whizzed back up to the city centre on the bikes - and we still had time to head somewhere else to plan something fun for the next day (although that will be revealed in the next blog post!).

Cathedral Door
Inside The Cathedral

Another unforgettable activity of the trip was heading to The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, a place we'd walked past but hadn't visited the day before. It costs just €7 to get in and for us it was a must-see of the trip. The cathedral is incredibly bright and beautiful, with colourful stained glass windows and a calming atmosphere. I've been to a lot of cathedrals and this one for me will definitely stay in my memory for a long time. If you find yourself in Palma, it's worth checking out for sure!

Sun Setting On The Harbour

After a long day of cycling and sight seeing it was time to head back to the apartment to dress up and head out for the night. We thought it fitting to treat ourselves to tapas (what else?) and not to mention some cheeky cocktails 💃. A highlight of the night for me however was catching this stunning sunset over the harbour; the boats sitting calmly on the water; the lights twinkling in the distance; the dusty pink sweeping the skies bringing across the night time. To me, a sunset like that is simply magical.

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