Thursday, July 12, 2007

Musings on Mallorca


The Baleares islands in Spain are often associated with beaches. When I went to Mallorca for the V Escuela de Orient about two weeks ago, the capital city of Palma de Mallorca was packed with tourists who came for the sun-and-surf part of the island.

I was glad that they took us far away from the maddening crowds to two secluded beaches in the islands. I'm not a beach person (which is a paradox since I come from the Philippines), but I did take a dip if only to say to my grandchildren in 50-years time that I swam -- nay, took a bath -- in Spain.
But what really surprised me about the island was the fact that it also has a beautiful mountain trail! This is probably the Mallorca that many people don't know.

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