Hitchhiking in Iceland has its perks. There is about a 50% chance you’ll be picked up by locals, in which case you’ll learn a lot about the land and perhaps even get some insider tips on where to travel.
When I booked my ticket to Mallorca, I was imagining sublime white sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters and a bronzed version of myself, sipping fruity sangria and snacking on patatas bravas. And yes, while all of this is possible in Mallorca, there are also lots of high-rise resorts and all-inclusive package hotels. Which is fine if you’re looking for an easy, hassle-free, all-you-can-eat-and-drink holiday, but I was after something a little more authentic.