Monday, October 31, 2011

10/26 - 10/29 - Palma de Mallorca

I escaped the cold weather in Switzerland to Palma de Mallorca where the Eurodrying 2011 takes places this year. It's a conference where I also will do a presentation to show the latest product of our company, a microwave tunnel oven which can used for drying, cooking, pasteurizing etc.

After my arrival on Wednesday evening I'd some time left to walk around and make some pix of the area which's close to the hotel before it got dark...

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Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca

View on the Parc de la Mar

After this extended walk I wasn't in the mood to watch out for a location for dinner and due to this I found my way to the steakhouse which's next door to the hotel. Dry-aged Ribeye steak wasn't a bad choice to be honest. The Por Larranaga Petit Corona was a good apetizer and the Upmann Royal Corona was the perfect after-dinner-cigar.

Por Larranaga Petit Corona and Mahou beer

Dessert including some Espresso and Upmann Royal Robusto

Thursday was filled with presentations at the conference... some were really good, some strange and some... oh well... let's forget them. It's really scary if somebody just reads all the lines he's written on his slides and says nothing else. I just missed that he started every sentence with the word "bullet"... but he was soooo close to it.

I'd to do my presentation as well during the afternoon session and I've say that it went not too bad...

In the evening we'd a dinner at the Bahia Mediterráneo, a nice restaurant with a great view over the harbor area and the Cathedral of Palma...

It's a non-smoking place so I'd a cigar when I came back to the hotel....

Cava y puro

Harbor and Cathedral

Friday started with rain... luckily the temperature didn't drop, so you can still sit outside if the terrace is roofed.

The day started again with presentations about drying and ended with a lil sightseeing tour through the city of Palma. The most impressing part of it was the visit to the Cathedral, here are a view impressions.

Main entrance of the Cathedral

Impressing rosette window with an area of 97 qm / 116 square yards

Modern chapel inside the Cathedral designed by Miquel Barceló

Fantastic play of colors inside the Cathedral

Chapel of the Last Supper

One of the oldest Altar pieces

All that walkin made me hungry and luckily I made a reservation at the Tasca de Blanquerna before, not far away from my hotel. There I'd some tasty tapas, beer and a cigar.

Tapas bar

 Beer and cigar

 Lamb meat balls (left), different vegetable in Sherry and oil (right)

 Fresh octopus

After dinner I made another walk to the area of the Cathedral to take some nice shots at night... maybe the typical tourist pix, but it looks really nice.

The Cathedral of Palma at night

I'd a nice time here and on Saturday I flew back to Zurich...

Adéu, Mallorca...