The moment we looked out our hostel window we knew we were in paradise.So we got a car,met up with our Mallorcan friend Cata who used to live in the Netherlands.and explored this beautiful Spanish island
Which of course meant hitting the beach,drinking,island hopping,swimming,and watching the sunset.After exploring the Mallorcan nightlife we decided to find some hidden beachesPictures hardly do justice to a completely serene spectacle. I had never seen such light blue clear water.We also explored some caves,and hung out with some cows.Mallorca is the largest island of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea.Palma, is the capital of the islandand a popular tourist destination for many Europeans.Palma was originally used as a nationalist base during the Spanish civil warand in the 1950s gained huge profit through tourism.Today it is a retirement destination for the wealthy.For breakfast we tried their traditional pastries, an ensaïmada Eventually working our way to some sangria, spanish olives, and olive oil.Tapas: boquerones, or Spanish anchovies with vinegar and lemon . Jamón, chorizo, manchegoBlack squid ink paella and the traditional with fresh seafood. (X_X incredible).Palma has an incredibly old history dating back to the Paleothic period.Palma also is home to the Palma cathedral: La Seu. This massive cathedral is made completely out of local sand/rock and took over 300 years to finish.The cathedral is known as the light cathedral due to the large amount of stain glass and even includes some Gaudi renovations.The harbor hosts both sailboatsand yachts.From the beaches to the crazy nightlife Mallorca was an incredible experience, and I can only hope to one day return to this Spanish paradise.