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Created by John Eipper on 06/11/18 12:48 AM

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Tim Ashby's Favorite World City (Timothy Ashby, -Spain, 06/11/18 12:48 am)

Until this year, my favorite world city would have been Edinburgh. However, since "discovering" Mallorca (where Rosemary and I now divide our time with London), Palma de Mallorca has displaced "Auld Reekie," the Scottish capital.

Palma reminds me of Sevilla where I lived as a teenager. The city is small enough (just 400,000 people) to be manageable, has a history dating to the Bronze Age, is blessed with a mild climate, offers world-class restaurants and shopping, and is architecturally and culturally still "Spanish" despite the tourist hordes who are drawn to Mallorca (the Palma airport serves around 30 million passengers per year).

Photos below include the Cathedral of Santa Maria and the wonderful 14th-century Bellver Castle.

JE comments:  Magical, Tim!  As for me and this early hour, in 30 minutes we leave for Bogotá.  While this cold and overgrown capital is on few "favorite city" lists, the setting is breathtaking...Bellver?  I'll post some pics once I take them.

Palma de Mallorca

Bellver Castle, Palma

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