What annoyed me most?
People rushing past us, pushing in queues and generally just having to be first in line no matter what?
The security woman repacking our toiletries into two separate plastic bags as having them all in one handy big plastic bag was not acceptable?
The overpriced food?
The long walk with a least two non-operating walkways, a non-operating lift which meant going up several flights of dingy stairs?
Thank goodness I fell asleep in the plane and woke up on landing! It was warm and sunny and the public transport from airport to hotel was smooth and trouble free. We spent a lovely afternoon wandering the labyrinth of alleyways with their upmarket shops and squares with pavement cafes in the old city and the enormous cathedral that dominates the skyline. Tried to avoid most of the steps and steep bits but it was quite a way up from the marina road and sea front where we were staying.
We went back to the modern city centre on the bus and took the historic train through the mountains to Soller.
From the town we took a sweet little tram down to the sea. It squeezes and shrieks through the streets, straight across roundabouts and back gardens.
Lunch and a paddle!
Back in the town we had the most gorgeous ice cream ever in the town square.
There was some interesting knitting bombing on some of the trees - patchwork squares wrapped round the trunks of the otherwise bare plane trees.
We found a FREE exhibition of ceramics by Picasso at the station.
There is a lot of modern sculptures and art all round Palma.
Next day was more exploring the winding streets and historic buildings of the old city. Plus leisurely lunches.
Old windmills, above city walls with orange trees.
Interior of the 14th Century Merchant Guild building with wonderful arches designed like palm trees.
We contemplated Euro rail as an alternative and I agreed to try ferries again rather than any more air travel.