Gran Hotel Soller
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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I pulled on thick protective trousers, zipped up the back, my hot black anorak, the straps and thick chainsawing gloves...brush cutting here we come. I love the repetitive swing of the machine, it's high pitched whine and the satisfaction of felling triffids! Aubons (porrasa) are about 4' high. A strong fleshy stalks sprout from long green leaves and explode with white flowers. The dried stems can be used to create ...
... after that comes a second course of pastries. Either empanadas packed with meat and peas or sweet pasty shaped robiols with pumpkin marmalade or cream filling. If you've not already glued your mouth shut with all that pastry you can then tuck into dry pastry biscuits cut into hearts or stars, about half an inch thick! These are thankfully all sloshed down with champagne, which loosens pastry from back teeth quite successfully! Seb and I were in for ...
We had time to drive up to the Finca on Puig de S'Alcadena. Sitting in nearly 200 hectares the beautiful sandy stone building sits romantically above Alaro valley. The balcony would be perfect for a Romeo Juliet encounter, the interiors a museum piece, dusty and unchanged. Huge wooden doors opened to reveal the wooden screw drive and great ...
... knocking comically close to my chin, onto the quiet roads leading to Binissalam. It's a pretty 'real' town with a slightly musty smell emanating from ancient wooded doors under Arab arches. The Romans left their mark, but it feels moorish mixed with a contemporary desert town built on a grid plan. The residents are as mixed as the periods of architecture, fair blond haired children dance along dirt roads alongside their olive skinned and black peers. Mallorca is ...
So as expected, the head was a little sore this morning (or rather, afternoon...)! So a very quiet day today - a few hours by the pool and then a few hours in the spa at the hotel. The spa is small but lovely and I had the place (almost) to myself - different pools, showers, steam rooms - and a plunge pool with ice cold water, which I did brave once! All in all, a great way to recover and just to have some quiet time to myself before James arrives tomorrow and suddenly it's my last ...