Walnut, Jenn and I went to Mallorca, Spain for the new year. We’ll be moving to Switzerland in a month and are trying to squeeze in a few little trips in Spain before we leave. The flight from Barcelona took about 50 minutes. We stayed in Palma, a beautiful city on the coast.
We wandered around our neighborhood, visiting a small Christmas market and a fancy market street. Cobblestone streets, horse drawn carriages, and ancient stone walls and cathedrals make the city feel like another world. Castell de Bellver, found high upon a hill overlooking the port, cemented this feeling.
In the evening, the holiday lights formed tunnels down streets while stars and orbs floated overhead. The cathedral and other ancient walls glowed in the mellow evening light.
The Palma Aquarium was pretty good. Apparently, they have the deepest shark tank in the EU. The sharks they had in there were huge! They also had quite a few other aquariums, and I found their smaller tanks to be very good.
We went to a cave, cuevas drachs, on the other side of the island. The public bus was easy to use and drove us the 60 miles or so directly to the site. The cave was very large, with a pretty sizable lake (for a cave, that is). At one point, they even boated in orchestra players to play a few songs for us. After the visit, we had some time to kill and hiked to the nearby coast and sat in the sun for a while.