I'm sitting writing this enjoying the Autumn sun, no wait a minute it's raining, no sunny, um rainy, err......I think you know what I mean.
Palma, Mallorca. An ideal spot for a long weekend break. Just a short flight from the UK, a quick journey into the city from the airport, a lovely compact old town, a fine Cathedral, galleries, good shops and eateries and beaches nearby. The weather in early September was gorgeous, still hot sunshine, but the city would be good all year round. We stayed at the beautiful Hotel Can Cera right in the old town. It's an old mansion converted very sympathetically into an hotel; they've retained the lovely old rooms but not overlooked modern comforts - great bathrooms, wifi, and comfy beds. I gave it a well deserved 5* review on TA.
It wasn't just the surroundings that were lovely, the staff were too; friendly and helpful, making restaurant suggestions and bookings and giving us a late check out so that we could enjoy our last morning.
Palma is a great city for wandering in and we didn't make too many plans, which was just as well as the street names didn't always seem to match the maps. We visited the Cathedral, admired the Modernisme architecture (like Art Nouveau not Moderne) and had great fun at the market..
........and did a little window shopping.
We also took a trip out of town on the pretty wooden train and tram to Soller and Puerto Soller. Yes, it's a touristy thing, but also a fun one, both towns are pretty, good for strolling in and full of places to eat and drink. We took a dip in the sea, even the GlamourPuss, though unlike Peter Sarstedt's lovely, it's her hair she never gets wet! I found it strange to have hot sand rather than cold pebbles under my toes.