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... 80 the other way, so it was actually a relatively large island. We landed on Thursday night around 10 pm so it was hard to see the entire island in the dark, but we could definitely make out the diverse terrain. Like Barcelona, there are major mountains about a mile from the mediterranean sea which makes the views in the day time spectacular to say the least. I attempted to speak a broken version of Spanish with my cab driver on the way into town and he explained that Mallorca is ...
I have to start today's entry by saying that if you thought yesterday's entry ended abruptly, you were right. I stopped writing for Wok to load photos into my iPad, then we went off to check our mail and sent the blog without my returning to it. But I didn't really miss out any significant events. Now, back to today. If you are like us, you've probably never heard of Mahon. It is on the island of Minorca, and is the capital of the Balearic ...
... the Bellver Castle, built in the 14th century, is one of the few circular castles in Europe. It overlooks the bay and the city from a hillside, providing a spectacular view of Palma.We walked through the narrow streets of the Old Town.Back on the ship we listened to a lecture of the history of Spain through its architecture and paintings.
... So, having done all that, we headed off for our day in Palma. The cruise company always has a shuttle from the port, but last night when we were in town we enquired about a Hop On Hop Off Bus, and found that it stopped right at the port, so we decided that was the option we would take. It was quite sunny, and warmed up early in the day, but we took an upstairs seat, and had a really good view. It was a bit scary as ...
... all artisanal bread and homemade everything. Special mention has to be made of the toiletries...not something IŽd usually get excited about, but this was all handmade in the Balearics by Gaia products....smell of rosemary.Now my very favourite.
Our nearest tourist town was Cala En Porter...so we walked there. No great shakes, surprisingly downmarket given the hotel, bit scruffy, like Cala St Vicenc or Cala Bona. Mahon and Ciutadella were nicer, mix of ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet