In August, my parents offered to pay for them, me and my brother to go on holiday. OBVIOUSLY I said yes, and requested somewhere in or near a big city so I could explore. My parents tend to always do Spain as a holiday destination, although I would have preferred somewhere I’d not been before-maybe Croatia or Greece or Cyprus. I knew they would choose Spain though and so requested somewhere near Barcelona, ideally, or maybe Madrid. I said if she was just choosing a generic holiday resort, where I’d be stuck poolside for a week (not at all my thing) then I’d rather stay at home and not use the last week of my holiday from work. And then I headed upstairs to do some work. Fast forward to a few hours later, when Mum came into my room and announced she’d booked…Majorca. I’ll admit, I was disappointed. Majorca seems like a very quiet, sleepy island with nothing to do-apart from Magaluf which doesn’t have a very good reputation. I went onto Twitter and had a little moan about it and was soon tweeted by Katy, who explained Majorca is her island, where she’s from. She linked me to some of her posts about things to do and she also put me in touch with Cristina. This was the start of my falling in love with the island, and this post talks about why I was wrong about Majorca.
Cristina lives in Palma and we arranged to meet up for the day so she could show me around. Thanks to her brilliant tour of the City, I felt comfortable enough to head back for a second day on my own. I took a ton of photos and wanted to show you just a few in this post-maybe it’ll make you understand why I fell in love.
I am about to book a long weekend back to Palma for the end of March-expect a further Majorca post when I do, with a list of things I’d recommend you do on the Island. My first trip was a very lazy one, due to some health issues-and so I didn’t do nearly as much exploring as I wanted to, and don’t have enough to write a full on post for you yet. Boo! (Although great excuse to go back!)
Majorca, I was wrong. I’ll be back, very soon.
Have you ever been to Palma, or Majorca in general? What did you think?