Palma | Travel, sights and stunning vistas

June 14, 2015

Palma | Travel, sights and stunning vistas

June 14, 2015

I love midday flights. There, I said it! I know we should want the amazing 5am flights so we can jump straight into our first day, but I’m way less stressed being able to get up at a reasonable time and be well slept. So after waking up and finishing the packing, my boyfriend and I chucked our bag in Mum’s taxi and were off.

In fact, this morning went so well we were at the airport, checked in, bags dropped and through security in half an hour. I think that’s some kind of personal best! With an epic amount of time before boarding, we perused the shopping centre that is Heathrow Terminal 5, looking at things we really couldn’t afford.

Flight from  London to Palma, view from plane while in the air

 As the plane taxied out in the drizzling rain, I was really looking forward to landing in Palma. I don’t love flying, but the whole morning went so smoothly and the captain was so informative on the flight that I was the epitome of relaxation. The only bug bear was the annoying woman in front of me who decided to test out just how far her chair could recline. Breathe Becky, it’s only a 2 hour flight. 

Anyone who has been to Palma airport will know just how big it is, and so after an epic trek to collect our bag, then another epic trek to find a taxi we had a mere 15 minute drive to our hotel. Someone has been smiling down on me today, because everything went so smoothly!

After a bit of a chill out, we circled everything on the map we want to do, and set off exploring. We just wanted to get an idea of where everything is as it was getting quite late by this point. I already love the city, and as we walked to the cathedral we stumbled upon an art exhibition/installation. I won’t pretend to understand the art, even after reading the information, but the building itself was absolutely stunning!  Art installation in Palma, stunning architecture

 By the time we eventually got to the cathedral, we were pretty tired and getting quite peckish. That could mean only one thing – find somewhere for dinner! This is definitely the difference from our normal city breaks, as we never really eat out, always opting for the cheaper option of take out. This evening however, we found ourselves in a lovely restaurant looking out over the harbour. While the location is lovely, the food was overpriced and very average, and the service was poor. I felt very unwelcome and despite it not being busy we waited ages to even order.  Palma marina,  looking at the boats in the harbour while having dinner,

 Never mind! Back to the hotel with ice creams in tow which made the whole thing more than ok, and we’re getting ourselves tucked in ready for a big tourist day tomorrow. Probably the first time I’ve looked forward to waking up on a Monday in ages! Can’t wait to tackle the markets and hunt out some churches!

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  • Urska June 17, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Mallorca is great! Hope you’re having a great time! 🙂

  • uksergio September 2, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    The building where you saw the art exhibition must have been the Llotja (Lonja in Spanish), the old fish market. It is an amazing building and the area around it is great as well, it has a lot of character.

    Do you remember the restaurant’s name of the place where you felt unwelcome? I heard some mixed reviews about a place which might be the one you went to.

    Great post again, it’s great to see you coming back to Mallorca! I’m there myself in two days!

    • I’m very jealous you’re heading back there! Hope you have a great time! The restaurant was called Darsena, set down on the harbour. We did try Piccolo Italia which was a great meal if you’re near there 🙂

      • uksergio September 2, 2015 at 9:28 pm

        It’s not the restaurant I meant then!

        Yes, I know Piccola Italia, it’s a good restaurant, I’ve been there on many friends’ birthday dinners!

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