MallorcaFriday, 29 May 2015
Why had I never been to Mallorca before? I finally got around to it with a bunch of friends, we all had a great week there, staying at the Hotel Son Paulo up in the hills at Orient. We never went near Magaluf, the package tour centre often referred to as Shagaluf.
▲ Although we did fly there with easyJet, the airline of choice for Shagaluf visitors. Great views of the Pyrenees as we crossed Spain and great views of Mallorca as we circled the island before landing. This view of Palma is actually on departure.
◄ Palma is enormously popular with cyclists, they come here to test themselves against the winding mountain roads. Tour de France teams used it as a training ground and there are lots of these signs warning you not to cycle in parallel on the twisting roads.
◄ At the beautiful Jardines de Alfabia elements of the old house date right back to Mallorca’s Arab period.