Is it raining and do I need to get out of bed?
Jan 28, 2009
Feb 10, 2009
Hmmmm. How nice is it to wake up just to know that you don't really need to get up yet. Turn around and then open the blinds and see that it's beautiful outside. Have some sun shine in your face, great coffee, breakfast and the knowledge that you are still on vacation. You get ready, leave the house and suddenly the sky is turning on you, it gets all dark and gray and gloomy. By the time you are too far away to run back to get an umbrella it totally opens up and starts pouring down :-( Well the good news is that we were heading out together and had reached the car almost dry. I had seen some funny brochures about the "House of Katmandu" a house that has been built upside down, but it's not really clear what it actually is. So we head there to Magaluf, which is luckily not too far away to see the House of Katmandu. Turns out it is some kids museum with some play stuff and a 4D cinema. We decide to skip the 10 Euro entrance and just do a photo-op instead. It does look cool but think it's not worth it unless you have someone under 10 years in your party. Petra knows a great coffee shop and we stop at Cappuccino in Portal Nous, a classic amongst Mallorca afficionados. Cappuccino is a chain by now and well known. Their coffee and snacks are pricey and tasty. And amongst outdoor heaters with view over the harbor it tastes even better. We borrow a local newspaper and find out that the Museuo Es Baluard in Palma is having it's five year celebration today which includes free entry and a few dance and music shows. Well it's said and done, Museum it is, and then what else in rainy weather? The Museum El Baluard had a few nice exhibitions about comic illustrations, Miro and some 3D art installations. Since I am a complete zero when it comes to art I forego a description. We got the chance to see a few ladies climbing down the museum walls as part of the celebrations but it wasn't well visited due to the weather. The view from the museum is priceless. Great spot to see a lot of Palma. Since we are planning a little dinner party for Petras friends we head of to a supermarket and on home to cook some dinner. Always nicer with company over. Dinner is great, drinks obviously aid the talking and bring out lots of common interests and experiences, across all borders. We had out to El Ancla, a bar around the corner where you can sit on pillows on the floor and play Jenga. Feel like I have been transferred to the Arabian Sea.