In September 2014 we decided to spend New Years Eve this year in Italy! So we were looking for a good train connection and found a night train to Venice! We have been in Venice before, but only for one day, and we thought it is definitely worth going there again!

We stayed in Hotel Orion which was quite nice and close to the Piazza San Marco. On New Years Eve the small lanes of the city were crowded with people. Venice has a great firework over the sea and we had a good place right in front of the water to watch it.

Walking in Venice is like walking in a maze, you always get lost. There are so many small lanes! We really enjoyed the special atmosphere of this city. On every corner you discover something new.

Today the sun is shining again and it is hot! We cannot believe that it is end of November. We drive to Cala Portals Vells which is about 20 minutes away from Port d'Andratx. Cala Portals Vells is a nice bay with some caves around. We stay a bit at the bay and then we start walking in the direction of the Faro de Cala Figuera. This is a really beautiful walk. You always look at the blue water and around the lighthouse are some nice picnic spots. We also go to the old pirates tower close to the lighthouse. We walk up the tower, but its a bit scary, it is so old that you think it will fall into pieces every minute.

Today it is very cloudy, but still warm. We decide to walk along a path above the cliffs from Port d'Antratx to Sant Elm. In the beginning we walk along a paved road which has been built not long ago, because according to our guide book it is only a path leading up to Mon Port. After about 30 minutes we pass the last houses and then a really nice way continues up to a point where you can look at Sa Dragonera - the Dragon Island in front of Sant Elm. This is a good picnic sport and we stay there for a long time. On the other side of the cliffs it goes down to Sant Elm. Down there many goats are walking along. We spend a long time watching them before we return the same way back to Port d'Andratx.

We drove to Sant Elm because we wanted to take the ship to Sa Dragonera. The so called Dragon Island lies directly in front of Sant Elm and our guide book says that it is nice to go hiking on this island. But unfortunately because if was off season no ship was going to Sa Dragonera. Therefore we took a look at our map and decided to hike to the Torre den Basses instead. There are about 80 of these towers on Mallorca and they were used to watch pirates in previous times! From the tower you have great view to the Dragon Island and down into a very nice bay with turquoise water.

End of November we wanted to escape rainy cold Germany and therefore we booked a last minute trip to Mallorca!

The offer included a stay at La Pergola Apartments in Port d'Andratx. Port d'Andratx is nicely situated at the Southern end of the Tramuntana mountain range. In the marina you can see lots of expensive yachts. Port d'Andratx has many nice restaurants directly at the sea side.