If you have ever been on a road trip with your besties, you will know the mixed feeling of independence and safety that we experienced on our little escapade to the Spanish island of Mallorca. Hiring a car was the smartest decision we made as it allowed us to explore the entire island at our own will: it was our little access to unbound freedom.
Driving across the island, we could witness the far stretching meadows all around us, with looming mountain ranges in the background. On one of the evenings, we were lucky enough to watch a dual rainbow through our window, creating two large archways that followed us for almost a quarter of an hour. It was one of those moments when you realise how insignificant manmade structures are in comparison to these mesmerising wonders of nature.
But by far, the biggest highlight of our trip was the 2 hour drive up the winding roads of Sa Calobra into the heart of the Tramuntana mountains and the descent back from it. At times, you can see the road go down in spirals ahead of you, enticing your nerve with each turn. At other times, the turns around the mountain are so sharp that you have no idea what to expect around the corner. At several places, the road is built entirely on a cliff and is revered as an architectural and engineering marvel. On the other side of the mountain, we came to a dead end with a stunning private beach. To our surprise, it was completely empty. All six of us sat by the majestic shore and absorbed the beauty of the silence, leaving the hustle bustle of the world behind us. It was during this ride when the journey and the destination came together to become our melodious rhapsody.