Mallorca … We’re on Vacation Now!

Mallorca has been on my bucket list since Theresa and I started going to Spain in 2017, I just never thought it was a possibility. Now, we are headed there.

I didn’t know much about Mallorca (aka Majorca) but did some speed reading research to catch up before going there. It’s one of Spain’s Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean so of course it’s know for its beaches. Apparently, it is one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean. It’s known for secluded coves, limestone mountains and Spanish architecture. We have three days to find out what Mallorca is all about.

We flew all the way across Spain. The flight was just under two hours.
The first glimpse from the sky showed lots of beaches and some very steep shorelines.
Beautiful blue water.

We stayed at the Oleander hotel, Being a bargain hunter I wasn’t going to wreck a cheap flight with an expensive hotel. It took a few weeks of looking and our timing was good as we hit the start of off-season pricing. We got a room touted in this hotel as $180/night for about $67/night.

Our room had a balcony with a view of the far off sea. We were about two blocks from the Mediterranean.
The hotel had a large outdoor patio with a couple pools.

The odd thing about this hotel was that everything was German … much of the signage and tour brochures. Many of the guests were German and a couple of the front desk people spoke German to guests.

We walked to the beach and passed several restaurants featuring German food. I like German food but not on an island in the Mediterranean.
We did find a beach front restaurant with seafood risotto.
Finally … the Mediterranean.
Threatening skies. We took our time walking back to the hotel.
Street art. There were a lot of grocery stores competing for tourist dollars with the pricey restaurants.
People put their price stickers here.
The pool area at the hotel had a stage and entertainment. So we stopped for a drink.
It didn’t take long for us to realize we were watching drag queens.
It was entertaining that’s for sure!!

Our first day in Mallorca was full of excitement even though traveler fatigue was setting in. Tomorrow we plan to see the sites of Palma.

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Jane is a resident of Browndale neighborhood in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

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