This August I went to Palma, Mallorca for holiday – one of the reasons – nice beaches in the vicinity of the city, another reason – to practice my Spanish and tour the largest city. I was pleased to discover that Palma is a vibrant city with interesting history and culture. Mallorca is the largest island in the Balearic archipelago and has a history dating to 2800 BC – it was once Roman and the Moorish settlement, and then an independent kingdom before being incorporated into Spain in the fourteen century. Below are some of my cultural highlights from the trip (apart from the vintage travel posters below, all photos in this post are mine).
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THE RICHEST MAN ON EARTH
THE YOUNG SHEPHERD LOOKED UP
TO THE HEAVENS AND SMILED
HE THANKED THE JEWELLED SKY
FOR HIS GOOD FORTUNE
HIS WIFE, THEIR TWIN BOYS,FOUR
SHEEP AND TWO GOATS.
THE JEWELLED SKY LOOKED DOWN ON HIM AND SMILED KNOWING
MANY HAD THANKED IT FOR THEIR GOOD FORTUNE THINKING THAT THEY OWNED THE RICHES OF THE WORLD
BUT ONLY THE YOUNG SHEPHERD WITH HIS WIFE, TWIN BOYS ,FOUR SHEEP AND TWO GOATS WAS TRULY THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD.
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