SI SI SI!!! #neverendingurlaub (i caught as much summer as i could carry) or mallorca – mi amor.

8 Sep

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this year my life is an amazing circle of working and travelling that i could absolutely get used to. after barcelona, hometown visits, hamburg and los angeles my next stop will be rügen and my last summer intermezzo was the beautiful island of mallorca that calls me once a year and i am more than happy to follow that call. i used to live and work there 13 years ago (OMG !) and ever since my mum and me spend at least 9 days (or more) each year there.

the one’s of you who’ve been there know.

and for the others, i have a little but exquisite selection of photos and some insider tipps if you are about to go to one of my happy places.

the city of palma.

you might think, that palma de mallorca doesn’t have much to offer as the island is not that big. but far from it! this city has art, culture, bars, clubs, amazing cafés, old buildings, galleries and beautiful shops. i used to live right by the cathedral of palma back then and every year i spent one day in the city. strolling around. observing. drinking cortado or discovering new beautiful shops. it’s a must on my mum’y and my to-do list .

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so, here’s some things you should do when you’re in palma:

  • the museum es baluard. not only because its’ exhibits of contemporary spanish art, but especially because of its’ architecture. it’s been build into palma’s city wall and i’ve been amazed by the way the old and the new, steel and stones, glass and concrete are combined. the cherry on top is the view from the rooftop.

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  • grand café cappuccino. there’s several cappuccinos in mallorca but these two are my faves. when i’m there, i always go to both of them and have a club sandwich for lunch at this one and later when it’s hot in the little streets and there is siesta, i have a nice coffee (and maybe a piece of delicious almond cake) at this one. it is magic. on top of this, i love the service there and for me as an iphone junkie it is great that you can recharge your phone at the table with a special device the waiter gives you (if you ask him with a charming smile).

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  • the restaurant el bungalow. it’s wonderful! (see for yourself -> http://www.elephant10.com/restaurants_mallorca/124/el-bungalow)

fave spots on the island

  • flor de sal d’es trenc: the salt refineries near the beautiful beach es trenc. two german ladies fell in love with the refineries that were run-down and hadn’t been used for years. they leased the land and started their own mallorca fairytal-y success story. now they harvest the salt with lots of love and work together with a gourmet chef who creates their special kinds of salts for them. you can buy flor de sel with rose flowers or chili/orange and all other kinds at the beautiful shop that belongs to the area. you can also have an excellent coffee there and definitely try the amazing ice cream (that even has hints of salts in it as well). my faves were raspberry and chocolate.  (you can also buy the salt in several other stores around the island or in germany as well. but i like the fact to buy it directly where it’s been harvested).

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  • the sanctuary sant salvador: you are either a tough guy and bike all the way up (there’s many bikers on the island who love the climate and the winding streets. it’s an adventure though and i’n not that much of an uphill biker chick, so we took the car). i’ve already been up there some years ago and i would always go back again. the view is AHHH-MAZING. i would recommend to enjoy a coffee INSIDE of the sanctuary in the old little restaurant (not at the more touristic one that you see first when you are outside). it’s worth it!!

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and what else is there to do on the island? well, how about absorbing the sun, going for a boat ride, watching the sunrise? having an ice cream or just risking a jump? i leave it up to you?

hasta mañana ❤

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3 Responses to “SI SI SI!!! #neverendingurlaub (i caught as much summer as i could carry) or mallorca – mi amor.”

  1. teamgloria 2013/09/09 at 5:03 pm #

    oh! gracias!

    we *did* enjoy your summer holiday.

    felt all sun-kissed and slipping into dark cafes to sip mineral water and bite on lemon peel to stay cool……

    l o v e l y .

    *wavingfromlosangeles* <———-L.A misses you!

    • julia 2013/09/09 at 9:31 pm #

      i’m glad i could take you with me on my vacations via IG and this wonderful internet*

      and now it’s autumn here. again. already. i will take you on a trip to the gloomy part of my life again soon.

      kisses. and—- i do miss LA a lot too. it’s surpising and strange.

  2. beautycalyptique 2013/09/13 at 11:28 am #

    wow. looks like a very happy place 🙂 will take notes just in case we choose mallorca one day – I haven’t been there, can you imagine!?

    btw, have you visited my pal’s blog yet? ALL. ABOUT. FLOWERS.
    drool-worthy >>> http://botanicart-blog.com/2013/09/11/greens-cremes/
    hurriyet is a truly outstanding florist (you might remember her from the motivation monday series)

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