Friday, April 8, 2016

Sunny in Sóller

Shop this look: Brandy Melville cardigan // Promod denim shirt // Joe's Jeans white skinny jeans
Superga sneakers // Kate Spade sunglasses (similar)

A few weeks ago, I visited the Spanish island of Mallorca, which is only a 30-minute plane ride from Barcelona (and only 34 euro roundtrip!). This was definitely one of my favorite stays abroad because it was so different than everywhere else I have visited. In major cities like Paris, Rome and Munich, I have noticed myself rushing to see as much as possible in a short time. However, in Mallorca, I finally got some time to just relax and take in the island's unique and picturesque scenery. Mallorca is a fairly big island that has everything you could ask for — beautiful beaches, mountains, caves, great seafood and even lots of shopping (I especially loved the Mallorcan pearl stores on every corner!). On the first day, we rode bikes on a path that stretches all down the coast. You could stop at any time to lay on the beach or get a tropical drink at a beachside bar. Many of the businesses are very old and it felt like we stepped back in time for the weekend. Even though it would be even better to be on the island in the summer, we were lucky to have sunny weather in the 60s! On the second day, we traded the beach for the mountains. We took a centuries-old train into the heart of the island to visit a small village called Sóller. It was by far my favorite part of the trip. The train ride had the most scenic views, with vineyards, cliffs, orange and lemon trees and other small villages on the island. Once in Sóller, we got lost on the old, winding streets, enjoyed some traditional Spanish tapas, and I even tried gelato made with the island's famous fresh oranges.

Since it is the off-season, it felt like we had the island to ourselves. We were often the only customers at restaurants, were able to meet some cool locals and practice our Spanish. I left Mallorca feeling so relaxed and happy. I think I just belong on the beach! I hope to be back someday! 

Here are some of my favorite photos from Mallorca:

xo, Annabeth

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