Mallorca. Our first thought was it is a totally touristic island, with innumerable discos, clubs, loud music, beaches full of people. But as you go there not in the main season, in April, like we did, the place is dope. The mood is quite opposite to what we had expected. The island’s beauty comes in many forms so prepare yourself to be awed by rugged mountains, crystal blue coastline, quaint villages, rich history, and a cosmopolitan capital. We drove through the whole island and stopped in numerous little towns and that had great food, no tourists but amazing views. We could talk to local people and feel the real atmosphere of Spanish islands. Valdemossa, Port de Soller, Llucmajor, Manacor, Sineu, Megaluf all enchanted us with their scenic routes and antique character of buildings, as well as simple, good cuisine.
As a kind of our tradition we searched for local markets to get the best fresh vegetables and traditional food. Only here, can you find ensaimadas, a spiral of feather-light pastry, sometimes stuffed with chocolate or cream. We loved the ones with apricot inside. Ohhh, we do remember this unique, delicious taste until now. Attempts to make it off the island are never successful, as it is thought that the rising dough benefits from the sea air.