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We knew that we couldn’t celebrate our marriage without some island time (see Fiji and Maui), so after we left Zurich we headed to Mallorca. Why Mallorca? Because Kristan had always wanted to go to Ibiza, and Mallorca is like Ibiza, except with fewer clubs, and because the Park Hyatt Mallorca just opened last summer and it looked like such a cool hotel that she couldn’t get it out of her head once she saw it. (Neither will you.)

It turns out the “Mallorcan village” layout of the hotel was both pretty and useful, because it meant there were a lot of car-free paths for Kristan. She had a blast running around the property and looking for ruins on a couple of nearby trails. Plus, it was just nice to feel back on track with the half marathon training after the Zurich fondue debacle fun-time.

We had grand ideas about a winery tour, but when we realized they all wanted appointments we decided to keep things easy and just roam at will. We explored an old fort and the weekly market in the village of Capdepera, walked all around the old town of Alcúdia, and ended up driving to the very northernmost point of the island to check out a crazy lighthouse that had been built before road access (everything was carried by hand 140 steps up a cliff!). The weather was perfect for driving around in the convertible – sunny low 60s – so we took all the little roads surrounded by olive trees and citrus groves.

To more properly celebrate our anniversary we picked up some Mallorcan beer and wine in Capdepera to enjoy on our balcony. We read books, went to the beach one afternoon and to some caves another, and just generally relaxed. Another nice island vacation for our anniversary!

Next stop: Barcelona!


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