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.