Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Cave

Hey there adventurers and explorers, today's post is for you! A couple of weeks ago our friends from Germany visited us on Mallorca and since they are always looking for some kind of adventure my boyfriend and I just had to take them to a hidden cave in the mountains. It was my second time exploring the Cova Tancada, last year I went with my boyfriend and my sister and really loved it.
We started in the morning when everything was calm and just beautiful. The hiking route to the cave takes about an hour and a half and it goes up and down through the mountains all the time so you better bring comfy shoes, food and lots of energy. It's a challenging hiking route with amazing views of the mountains and the sea. Once in the cave you need lights because the Cova Tancada is not a tourist spot which I love but there are no lights installed. The cave is dark, I mean really dark, you can't see anything which is kinda creepy and makes you feel like you're part of some horror movie. There is no way to find your way out without any lights plus the air also gets really hot and thin inside so you better bring some courage too, haha. The cave is huuuge, we spent about two hours in there exploring every little corner. Our friends totally loved it and so did we! I always feel safe with them because they are more experienced in hiking and exploring caves than my boyfriend and I (and they are way better equipped, haha). After leaving the Cova Tancada we rested for a while and enjoyed a picnic with an awesome sea view just in front of the cave. And it didn't stop there, we went for another hike through the mountains to a bay called Coll Baix. I have been there a couple of times, it's a tranquil and beautiful spot. After another break by the water we finally went back home, I think we walked about seven hours in total. I can't tell you how proud I was! Hope you like the photos, some of them were taken by my friends. However, they don't even live up to the amazing views and unforgettable moments of our hiking tour.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

New Life on Mallorca

Hello there and happy weekend! Hope you're all having a relaxing Saturday with your friends and family. I've had a crazy week, lots of work, meetings and some nice days at the beach too. I'm trying to publish some news here at least once a week now so today I finally have a new post for you guys.
These photos were taken a few weeks ago when I went for a coffee at the beach with my boyfriend. It was April so Mallorca's beaches were still pretty empty and quiet, just how we like it. It's crazy how crowded the island is by now and the season has just started!
Quick info regarding my look. I bought these boyfriend jeans on sale at Zara and absolutely love them! They're super comfy and can be combined with so many different styles. That day I chose a more casual look and wore them with a basic tee by H&M. I added two cute chokers, one made by my lovely sister, the other one is from Accessorize. A few weeks ago Gola sent me these super comfy and stylish sneakers. I chose the model Harrier Suede Trainer in sky blue because the color perfectly fits my new life on the island. Thus I just had to wear them at the beach for the first time.

So I've been living on Mallorca for about two months now. What has changed?
  • My life has a routine now because of work, when I was studying I could pretty much do whatever I wanted (which was also awesome, haha)
  • I 'm speaking three languages every single day - German with my family and friends, Spanish with my boyfriend and friends, English with other friends and all three languages at work
  • I'm getting used to the fact that everything works a little slower here on the island
  • I'm wearing sunscreen every single day
  • Bikinis are my underwear now, sunglasses are always a must
  • The clothes I'm wearing are much more colorful now
  • I have never eaten as much fresh fish and seafood as during the last two months, same with lemons and olive oil
  • I'm having dinner about two hours later than in Germany which is quite difficult for me because I'm hungry by 7pm and people here don't eat until 9pm
  • I'm outside every single day which is amazing because in Germany there were lots of days of being stuck in the house because of the weather
  • I miss the trees and green fields of Germany sometimes, however I looove Mallorca's blue sky and the ocean
  • I'm not sitting in a plane all the time, I can't actually remember the last time I've stayed in one country for longer than two months in a row
So these are just a few fun facts about my new life on Mallorca. I'm slowly getting used to the Spanish (or Mallorquin) mentality and lifestyle. Of course it's different visiting the island every month than actually living here but so far I love it. So hopefully it stays like that ;-)
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone, and let me know if you'd like to read more personal posts like this one!

Jeans: Zara
Shirt: H&M
Choker: DIY and Accessorize
Sneakers: Gola

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Sa Calobra

Hey there, did you all have a great week? Mine was pretty exciting. I worked, went to Palma with my friends, celebrated my four year anniversay with my boyfriend and interviewed an amazingly talented artist yesterday for Look Mallorca, the magazine I'm also working for. I'm surely not getting bored on this island. Today I finally found some time to publish a new post for you guys.
You know I'm always showing you the most beautiful and exciting things to do on Mallorca, just like I did when I lived in New York City. So today I take you to Sa Calobra, an impressive spot hidden in the mountains of Mallorca. We went there a few weeks ago with our friends from Germany who we met in Costa Rica last year. They're both very adventurous so I thought this was a great place for them. I have been to Sa Calobra many times and always loved it. You have to pass a tunnel to get to the rocky beach and the stunning canyon that is called Torrent de Pareis. My boyfriend and I once did a five-hour hiking tour through the canyon, it was surely one of the most awesome things we've done on this island. This time we didn't go hiking but explored the area a little and had a Mediterranean picnic at the beach. Unfortunately it was still too cold to go swimming back then but the water looked incredible. After spending a few hours in Sa Calobra we went for some ice cream in Fornalutx, a tiny but charming mountain village and also had a coffee in the beautiful town of Soller.
Hope you like these photos, have a great weekend!

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