way back (1838) George Sand spent a winter in valldemossa together with her two children and her lover (Chopin). but this small village is also famous for it's pretty mountain location as well as being the birth place of santa catalina, mallorca's only catolic saint. the other day we took some much needed time off to drive along the coast from andratx where we are staying to the north where the monastery from back then now is a museum. the nature here on mallorca is wild and beautiful. we had to get out of the car again and again only to stare out on the horizon or up at the rocky hills. when we finally made it to our goal we rewarded ourselves with thick hot chocolate and coca de patatas. all of valldemossa's inhabitants had funny enough decided to do exactly the same, but the sweet taste of the baked goods was so worth waiting in line for. this might have been the loveliest drive i have ever experienced and when my better half and the boys get here i will show them everything that we saw.