Alcudia, Mallorca #mondaymotivation

I don’t think anyone needs any Monday motivation now that Nigel Farage has resigned as leader of UKIP. But now our adventures abroad for 2016 have past and it won’t be until next year when we leave English shores again, we will be needing some motivation. So to keep us motivated at the start of the week we reflect back to our latest adventure in Mallorca.

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The market is next to the old town walls of Alcudia every Sunday and Tuesday. So we got to enjoy the hubbub of busy stalls twice on our visit. The fruit and veg stalls were so colourful and enticing. We bought a half kilo of cherries, which were delicious.

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The Roman amphitheatre is about a ten minute walk from the ancient Roman town of Pollentia, which is just outside the old walls of Alcudia. The ruins are fascinating and I loved walking up and down the original steps and taking a seat on the warm stone, imagining what Romans and Mallorcans would have seen all that time ago.

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Walking along the old town walls was really enjoyable. The dry Mediterranean landscape and the mountains in the distance meant great views on one side, while the other side had a different kind of interest and beauty. We passed by buildings, some in good condition and others left in a state of disrepair and decay.

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Our hotel was less than a minute’s walk from one of the main gates leading into the old town. Some of the buildings date back to the 13th century and once the sun sets it’s hard to beat the character and beauty of a medieval European town.

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