A post card from Palma
I had always been a little put off visiting Spain, most of my adventures were far afield, on a quest for the colour of new cultures. The only reference I had to Spain was the trip I took to Ibiza when I was 18 (a long time ago) true brits abroad style, behaving badly with English breakfast, fish & chips and cheap beer, I swore that would never be the holiday for me again. But in recent years I have really started to explore true Spain to find its true style and to get a flavour of the Spanish life putting my previous perceptions of this beautiful country behind me for good.
This little weekend trip to the city of Palma de Mallorca was a true picture of this, with the wonderful laid back attitude of the people, their fabulous mix of Mediterranian and middle eastern cultures. The vibrant colours of there art both in wall and graffiti, their beautiful designed streets full of trees giving just that right amount of cool shade to the midday sun as you amble around the many fashion filled shops, the breeze from the sea giving you a natural air conditioning as you soak up the charm. The food is simple yet packed with flavour served in little terracotta bowls any time of day or night for you to graze through your Spanish day. Tapas is a way of life here to share your food with your friends and family it what true Spain is all about, laidback, inviting, full of vibrant colours and flavours.