Palma Diary, February/March 2019 – An Englishman abroad
Day 1 – Saturday
Although the purpose of this trip is research for a forthcoming book about local craft beers, I know full well that one cannot go to Mallorca without people insisting it must be a holiday, so I’ve largely given up protesting. At least people on the island are taking it seriously.
We land on time and I get checked in to Hostal Pons for about 10pm, so there’s time to nip out for an hour or so. I have a quick beer at Plaça Drassana and then call in Bar Dia on Carrer dels Apuntadors. Out of the many bars and restaurants in the area, it’s one of the very few that cater mainly for locals as opposed to tourists and is always busy. I find a seat at the bar and enjoy a glass of red wine and some tasty mixed croquettes. Back to the hotel for a reasonably early start tomorrow.