Having wanted to visit Spain as far back as I can remember, it was an inexplicable coincidence that had Theopo and I both set on visiting Spain during the summer of 2017. We got in touch, made a few decisions and some arrangements and we were on our way to Majorca.
Upon arrival, we’d agreed to wait & meet at the Palma de Mallorca Airport since her flight from Dusseldorf was due to arrive 20 minutes after my flight from Munich had landed.
This arrangement had gone astray as her phone had died and airport WIFI was failing to connect. At first I opted to roam but then came to realise that the Orange Network is used in Spain as well, this discovery was futile as her phone was out of battery.
I opted to wait and hoped I’d spot her out in the passing crowd of arriving passengers as I set besides the luggage collection belts – suitcase in site, painting my nails a deep red as I pondered on all the excitement of having arrived in Mallorca, Spain.
After waiting close to an hour with no communications from her, I started to think that maybe she had found her way to the hotel ahead of me. During several failed attempts to contact her once again, I made a decision that had me on the way to the hotel. Half way from the airport to Hotel Horizonte where we had made our reservation, I receive a call from her asking where I was and that she was still at the airport. I asked the taxi to turn around and upon arrival at the airport, I get a second call informing me she is at the hotel. The roller-coaster of events was tedious, but we finally caught up with each other at Hotel Horizonte just before 10pm.
After checking in and being redirected to our assigned room by Adrianne – the young man who worked reception that night, we encountered the room to have some electrical problems. The time was now approaching midnight and on top of being upset that the hotel failed to pre-check the conditions of the room they’d assigned us before our arrival, we were famished and hoped to grabbed dinner before retiring to bed. Adrianne didn’t seem too sure on how to handle the situation and suggested he could get an electrician to fix the problem. We though that solution to be ridiculous & instead demanded to be reassigned a new room upon our return from dinner.
The hotel we stayed in was centrally located we thus took a 10min walk to the Porto-Pi commercial center and set down in Burger King as most food outlets where closed at this hour. Returning to the hotel, we were assigned a new room which turned out to be quite spacious. We settled in and chatted the night away as we prepared for bed.
My expectations of Spain where somehow challenged. The heat & humidity that met us in Majorca was bearable but discomforting. Waking up to our first full day, it took us all morning to get ready and upon stepping out, the sun was at full peak!
We headed in the direction of the commercial centre in search for snacks and drinks we could carry to the beach. Once we had the items in our possession, we hoped onto the bus and made our way to Cala Major beach in Palma.
The beach was pleasingly breath-taking with its white sand and blue waters! The Spanish were sunbathing to the colour of lobsters and dipping themselves into the waters repeatedly – some in all their naked glory! The level of comfort they have with their bodies is quite commendable. From young to old, women bear breasted or clothed – the heat blazing and waters refreshing, it was divine!
We returned to the hotel and passed the afternoon bathing in the cool waters of the hotel pool. Making friends during the course of this engagement, we arranged to have drinks with our new acquaintances later that evening, as they were scheduled to fly out of Mallorca in the early morning hours.
The evening was rather stimulating as we exchanged talk on career, origins, culture, shared music & dance moves. The night came to an end somewhat abruptly and we parted ways never to meet again!
¿Cómo no vamos a tomar una selfie | How are we not going to take a selfie?
Head statue of David | Estatua cabeza de David
View from Hotel Horizonte Terrace
Risa Capturada | Captured laughter
llegando de la piscina | Arriving from the pool
The streets leading to Porto-Pi shopping centers | Las calles que llegan a la Galeria de Porto-Pi
Whilst inside the shopping mall, we encountered a stand with all sorts of delicious snacks
Dentro de la Galeria de Porto-Pi
Las calles que nos llevan a la playa Cala Major
Where else would you rather be when temperatures are so high?
Colors of the ocean
Los apartamientos cerca de la playa
Palmas de Majorca | Palms of Mallorca
walking the streets after the beach
El view del Hotel Horizonte de la pisina
Caminando las calles de Porto-Pi
Listo a salir para la noche