Majorca

Majorca, a literal 20 minute flight from Barcelona airport, felt like a slice of the Carribean in the middle of the Mediterranean, with sandy beaches, crystal-clear water, and an old-timey atmosphere.  The island itself was cut out like the Norwegian fjords, leaving breathtaking vistas of cliffs overlooking the ocean and a mountainous terrain that covers the coastline.  Villages are built into the mountains in such a way that the buildings look precariously stacked on top of each other, adding to the jagged effects of the hilltops.  Our hotel, just minutes from the hotels that Agatha Christie and Winston Churchill often holidayed, was an eclectic mix of mainly British seniors, with stuffy accents and stiff upper lips.  The island itself was cut out like the Norwegian fjords, leaving breathtaking vistas of cliffs overlooking the ocean and a mountainous terrain that covers the coastline.  Villages are built into the mountains in such a way that the buildings look precariously stacked on top of each other, adding to the jagged effects of the hilltops.

After a busy few days in BCN, Majorca served as a much-needed break from the city and a casual beach vacation – exploring the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it villages, lighthouses on the fjords, and siestas on the beach abound.  Next stop: Tarragona

 

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