Waking up to cheerful bird songs, laying in my pyjamas on a sunbed surrounded by lush green gardens or sitting on balcony with a mesmerising view, having coffee and feeling the morning sun kissing my skin ....
This is how I spent most of the mornings of the last two Octobers. October was a highly anticipated month for me in the past two years. My fascination with Spain is real. I must of been Spanish in one of my previous lives, because everything Spanish spells JOY for me.
Marbella and Mallorca are by far my favourite Spanish slices of paradise. The weather is amazing all year round, the beaches are magnificent, the landscapes are breathtaking, the charming little villages have the most amazing sea scenery and captivating architecture, the people are warm and friendly, the cuisine is excellent , the 5* hotels are really luxurious and well worthy of their starts, and the list of activities and things to do is endless...it is pure perfection.
Recalling just a moment spent in these heavenly places is an escape on it's own.
Today I will tell you little bit about my "interactions" with the stunning Island of Mallorca, and why my heart cries knowing this October I will not be visiting Spain
Having a breakfast at an elegant castle's balcony while overlooking the entire Palma de Mallorca, is quite a memorable way to start a simple day, don't you think? (Castillo Hotel Son Vida)
This place is an actual castle built in 13th Century, surrounded by a lovely golf coarse and with the most amazing views of Palma Bay. It is beyond unforgettably magnificent.
On the day of my arrival, I had so much planned, but instead, I've spent the entire afternoon just admiring the view and thinking about nothing.
The most incredible relaxation technique is the ability to empty your mind.
And talking about meditation...really, no need to hurt your back, sited in an awkward position poorly resembling, what's suppose to be lotus, while counting slowly your breaths and wondering how your next year will unfold, just have a glass of wine with that view in front of you, and all your thoughts will disappear.
There is so much to see and adore in Mallorca. This island was magic to my tired city eyes.
Driving through the mountains, opening my car window and smelling the fresh air, crossing fantastic landscapes where unexpected cliffs overlook the sea, was an absolutely enchanting experience.
Stopping for a cup of coffee and a walk in the gorgeous mountain village Valldemossa filled my soul with joy.
Paved narrow streets, old Spanish houses with green shutters, aromatic flowers on the outside window sills, small art shops and family cafes underneath olive threes - no wonder it has inspired many to write about it's beauty.
If you've been there you surely own a copy of "Winter in Mallorca" by George Sand.
It is an autobiographical novel written by the author at the time of her relationship with Frédéric Chopin, and while residing in Mallorca.
The most captivating passage in the book is her description of rapture in encountering Valdemossa – a glorious meeting between earth and sea. That sentiment I could certainly echo.
Having a walk on Port de Soller promenade and enjoying the October sunshine, surely makes me envious of the locals, who get to soak that warm, peaceful beauty every day.
Tasting some delicious tapas in the small fishing village of Sant Elm was another Mallorcan highlight for me.
That little place is ouzing authentic Spanish beauty with every detail. The view of the crystal clear Mediterranean waters, is intoxicating.
If you are into golfing, Arabella Golf in the posh area Son Vida is a fantastic coarse, the club offers delicious food menu, and may I say, some of the Golf Pros are super hot.
Ok...don't judge me, I am only human. (Big smile)
I could never possibly mention all the beauty I have encountered on this wonderful island, but every blissful place along Mallorca, has its own identity and it has forever imprinted it's charms on my soul.
In my Dreams, I live there and every day is a holiday.