Germany – part two

4 Aug

After the graduation weekend extravaganza, Sebastian and I woke up very early Monday morning to finish packing and drive to the Frankfurt airport. We were flying to Mallorca (Majorca) and I was beyond excited. This was my first visit to Spain, and although it wasn’t the mainland, I knew it was going to be an amazing trip.

It was nice leaving early because, after arriving, we still had the whole day ahead of us. We picked up our rental car and headed to Sebastian’s godmother’s house located in a little village called S’Arraco. We passed by the capital, Palma, and a few other towns and villages, before arriving at our private getaway. The house was fantastic. We entered through the back and my first views were of the  garden. Words won’t do it justice so check out the pictures below.

house entrance[house entrance]

the terrace[the terrace]

view from our room[view from our room]

Shortly after arriving, it hit me, I needed sleep. I crashed for about four hours and woke up feeling a lot better. Note to self: don’t stay up all night before a day of traveling. After the nap, we decided to head into Andratx (the bigger town nearby) to buy our groceries for the week. By the time we returned, we were starving. My boyfriend happens to be an excellent cook (thank God because I’m certainly not). He whipped up steak and potatoes for a late lunch/early dinner. It was awesome. And then we finally decided to head to the beach in Sant Elm. It’s a ten minute drive through the mountains, but totally worth it.

The views from Sant Elm are breathtaking. People who live there have no idea how lucky they are to wake up each morning and look out onto the Mediterranean. The beach there is small, but never very crowded, and I fell in love with it by the end of our trip.

heading to the beach[heading to the beach]

first view[first view]

I'm in love[I’m in love]

That night we made spaghetti and then went to bed early because we were both exhausted. The following morning, Sebastian made breakfast (seriously my bf rocks) and then we headed back to the beach. It was a wonderfully hot day, and I spent several hours soaking up the sun. Unfortunately, so did Sebastian without any sunscreen. By the time we finished dinner that night, he was in a lot of pain. His skin was so hot that we were putting ice packs all over him. But he eventually cooled off and managed to fall asleep.

I was worried that we wouldn’t go to the beach on Wednesday, because Sebastian couldn’t enjoy the sun, but he didn’t want me to miss out. He sat in one of the outdoor cafés and read the paper, while I swam in the bay and soaked up the sun. We didn’t stay at the beach too long because we were going to Palma for the evening. The capital city is old and beautiful. We walked around and sat outside to do some people watching. And then we went to a little side street restaurant for dinner, where we ate an absurd amount of tapas. Wikipedia it. They’re amazing.

Palma[Palma]

old statue[old statue]

side street[side street]

tapas[tapas]

After another delicious breakfast the following morning, and some more swimming at Sant Elm, our wonderful trip in Mallorca was almost over. We headed back to the house, cleaned up, packed up and left for the airport. We boarded the plane with all the other tan tourists and headed back to Germany.

My last two days with Sebastian went by way too fast. On Friday we relaxed all day and went into Frankfurt that evening to go to the movies.  We ate non-buttered popcorn (in Germany there is sweet popcorn or salted popcorn, but with no butter) and saw the new X-Men movie (which wasn’t half bad). It was a rainy evening, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying a beer outside afterwards and taking in the city atmosphere.

On Saturday, we went to Rüdesheim, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany. We drove to the Niederwalddenkmal monument and walked down Drosselgasse, a narrow cobblestone avenue in the western part of town. To end the day, we went back to the OW for a schnitzel dinner at one of my favorite restaurants. And then it was time to pack and head back to States.

pretty view[view from Niederwalddenkmal]

me and Basti[me and Basti]

goodbye[Auf Wiedersehen Germany]

The trip was amazing, and as usual, it was hard to leave. But Sebastian will visit this fall, and I’m sure I’ll be back before I know it.

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2 Responses to “Germany – part two”

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