Sunday, October 4, 2009


This weekend I took a trip to Valldemosa--one of the island's most beautiful towns.  This village on a hill is the place where Mallorcan tourism began.  In 1838 the composer Frédéric Chopin and his girlfriend spent a winter in the town and from that experience Chopin wrote a book called "A Winter in Mallorca"...original huh?  The book was actually about how much Mallorca sucks.  Since Chopin and his girlfriend were one of the island's first tourists they were shunned by the locals.  Fastforward to 171 years later when I went and it had more German tourists than I saw when I had my 6 hour layover in Dusseldorf.  The town was still beautiful though and the views from the top of the mountain were way worth the walk and drive up the mountain.


  1. Livvy...these scenes are absolutely stunning (mostly owing to your presence in several shots)...I can practically smell the Mediterranean from my lab bench here in Providence...moltes gracies!

  2. I can only agree with what Carrie has said!

    ...except I can't smell the Mediterranean

    and my lab bench isn't in Providence

    (ps-what's a molty gracie? :P)

  3. Thanks guys!!! But I noticed that I made a very silly mistake...I uploaded the same picture twice!! So to make up for it I deleted the double and added four new pics in its place! :)

  4. That's OK, only as long as you upload new pics of you. Preferably in adorable dresses. Kthx. ;)

  5. Livyyyy the pictures are gorgeous!! I will put Valledemosas on my must-visit list. Does that mean Vally of Mosses? I dunno and am too lazy to look it up ;).

    I miss youuuu! For realz.