Vruchi turned 29 this year and to celebrate this amazing woman, I decided to book a getaway for her this weekend. If you guys know Vruchi by now, you know she hates the cold - so Spain was the perfect warm getaway choice - even in October.
We decided to go to Palma de Mallorca, a small island in the western Mediterranean sea. The island is rich in culture, entertainment and good food. Being relatively compact makes it an attractive weekend destination and a viable option if you are short on time.
Exploring Palma: What to do
The first result on Google search will lead you to Palma Cathedral (oh no, yet another Cathedral?). But trust us - this one is worth it! This ENORMOUS Gothic Cathedral overlooks the sea, with vast windows and pillars. The edifice sits right in the heart of the town - you can't miss it.
Hit the beaches (or enjoy a drink overlooking the sunset)
Being a small island, there are some very secluded beaches around the entire island. If you don't want to travel further into the island - Palma city offers up some gorgeous beaches too. Dip your toes in or enjoy a cocktail while the sky turns bright orange to pink to pitch black behind you.
Get drunk while wine tasting
Being a birthday celebratory weekend away, it is safe to say there was a lot of alcohol (and good times) around! I booked a wine and cheese tasting afternoon as a surprise to Vruchi at Bodegas Angel. A stunning quaint winery with plenty of photo-ops. At a special request, I got to reserve the whole place for us - with a private tour to the cellars too.
Explore the alleyways
The Passage des Born is tree lined and filled with shops and good cafes. Stroll along in the evening or in the afternoon and get lost in the small adjoining alleyways - perfect way to soak in this gorgeous town.
And that's it, a short and simple getaway to celebrate Vruchi. I know she had a great time (partly because it was warm, but mostly because she had her friends and loved ones with her to celebrate) :)
Happy Birthday baby!
Love you lots - Your Monkey
Have you been to Palma before? What else would you recommend?
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