Playa Dorada Aparthotel
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We have had a lovely time in Mallorca, Spain.
All the pictures I have seen of this lovely island are chockfull of people! Where did they all go? I felt like we had the entire island to ourselves.
We rented a car for the first few days in Mallorca. Driving the 50 minutes from the airport to the hotel gave way to the realization that this is the island of round-abouts!
Fortunately, the ...
... the artist haunt of Soller, and back to Palma. We hoped for entrance to the famous cathedral, but alas, our timing was off. Still we enjoyed the exterior and the medina of old Palma, including a visit to the 1200 ruins of Arab baths from Moorish times.
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-- Doug is off to a great start with his Spanish tutoring/classes and regular conversational sessions with the boyfriend of Sam’s art ...
Well after 2 weeks in Spain we have swapped blue waters and sun for beautiful architecture and bicycles!!
Our last week in Mallorca was spent mainly in Cala D'or where we would wake up, go to the grocery store to buy yogurt and fruit, and then off to the beach. Cala D'or has 3 coved beaches that have rock on either side.
We did ...
... Spanish omelette with unlimited sangria...!! Although I think I only managed two glasses (honestly!). The island is uninhabited, except for thousands of small lizards, who were very welcoming! It was lots of fun trying to help John get over his fears, and it was useful to have our own "dragon-handler" (Andrea) on hand. We only had an hour to spend on the island, and after a short walk, the others went for a swim. However, I thought there was something ...
Last day at school... And thankfully Javier made it quite fun! We practised telephone conversations and played Taboo in Spanish which I think was a very useful way of practicing what we had learnt - and was good fun (no Lucking cheating tactics allowed!). At the end of the lesson, I was handed my certificate -140 hours of lessons! My progress is apparently just higher than a GCSE in Spanish - so nowhere near fluent, but not bad for 7 ...