Today finishes up our 2022 transatlantic cruise series, and next week I begin a series on an eight-day follow-on journey aboard the same ship — Vision of the Seas. We’ll begin with a town I’m thinking most of you will not know, Aigues-Mortes in France. Until then:
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Fun Photo Friday — Transatlantic 2022; Palma de Mallorca and Valldemossa Favorites 3
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Transatlantic 2022 — Mallorca; Valldemossa Charms
Valldemossa, located on the Spanish island of Mallorca in the Balearic Islands of the Mediterranean Sea is just a photographer’s dream. I put this charming mountain village right up there with the likes of Santorini, Greece; Istanbul, Türkiye; Madrid, Spain; and others. You really owe yourself Valldemossa, so put it on your bucket list. There’s even an impressive palace, the Valldemossa Charterhouse, a former monastery dating back to the 15th century:
There’s not a whole lot to describe, as there are beautiful scenes everywhere you turn. But there is a lot to see. So, I’m going to treat today’s article almost as if it were a Fun Photo Friday, but with a lot more photographs. Here is today’s photo gallery and slide show of Valldemossa:
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Transatlantic 2022 — Palma de Mallorca; Heading to Valldemossa
It’s approaching noon on 12 May and we’re heading back to the tour bus. To get to the bus we once again pass the Royal Palace and the gardens (see below). Our next destination awaits, and it’s a bit of a drive. We’re about to head north for an hour-long journey.
Our next stop is the enchanting mountain village of Valldemossa. Actually, the word enchanting doesn’t really do this place justice. You’ll find photo-worthy scenes at every corner, and many more between those different street corners.
For a better description I refer you to this Wikipedia article on Valldemossa, which states, “Since the 19th century Valldemossa has been promoted internationally as a place of outstanding beauty, largely as a result of the affection of distinguished traveller and cultural writer, the Austrian Archduke Ludwig Salvator. Valldemossa is a very attractive tourist destination, as it shows early Spanish culture. There are many shops and restaurants to indulge in Spanish culture.“
After a brief stint with our tour guide, our group was released with instructions to return to the bus at a specified time. So, when I tell you that today I’m going to give you a taste of Valldemossa, I do mean taste. Let’s start with a promising looking panadería (bakery) and repostería (pastry) shop on Via Blanquerna near the corner at Plaça Ramon Llull. Here we’ll try a popular local dish similar to pizza.
The dish is called coca de trampó, and it’s simply delish. It’s a bed of delectable vegies sitting atop a thin crust:
Did I mention that this establishment is also a bakery and pastry shop? This thing may look like a doughnut, and taste similar to one, but you’ll never believe what the base ingredient of coca de patata is:
So Ursula and I loaded up with:
It was so good that we returned for another helping. Meanwhile, let’s go hit the streets:
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