Mallorca Island, Spain – In A Berlin Minute (Week 156) from Luci Westphal on Vimeo.

Mallorca (aka Majorca)
is the largest of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The
Spanish island is a very popular destination for German tourists and
I’ve thought many times I might possibly be the only German who has
never been.

Mallorca has a reputation for being a party island and for
everything to be in German. I was delighted to realize that the other
rumors were true: the party sections are only in small enclaves, that
are either German or English – while the majority of the island is
breathtakingly beautiful and fully Spanish or Catalan, when it comes to
language and cultural influences.

The video will give you a short
glimpse into the rough mountainous terrain, the beautiful flowers, the
vast sea, the old architecture, majestic cathedrals, the serpentine
cliff roads, and the various animals roaming the island. As so often I
have a lot more footage than I could fit into the minute. Hopefully I
will find time soon to publish a longer version and also a video of just
our drives.

I went to Mallorca to spend my birthday with my friends Gilly and Bine,
who you can find in the background of one of the shots (they preferred
to not be featured). They had just moved to the island themselves and it
was great to explore places with them for the first time as well. Thank
you for your extraordinary hospitality, Bine and Gilly!

struck me is how beautiful the sunsets were – especially the one seen
from the Lighthouse of Formentor. It’s one of those moments when you
really feel the beauty, majesty and harmony in the nature’s divinity.
You can almost believe that everything will be alright.

Some of the places you see in this video:
Palma de Mallorca (capital city)
Coast of Platja de Palma
Beaches of Arenal
La Seu, Palma Cathedral
One of Europe’s oldest olive trees
Port de Valldemossa
Formentor Coast and Lighthouse

The music is from the software Soundtrack Pro.

May 7th, with the next video, I will mark three years of publishing a
1-minute video every single week. This week was the first time that I
published 4 days after the regular schedule.

Some of you have been
on this journey with me for the entire 3 years and I’m very grateful
for you. We’ve become friends through videos, comments, messages and
even a few meetings. So I hope you don’t mind if I get personal for a

The last few months have been a time of great transition
for me. A lot happened, mainly loss, including the deletion of my
YouTube channel. Although that part was not the worst or most important
thing that happened, it has the most to do with this web series and our
connection, which is why I’m emphasizing it in this context. I decided
to not give up after that blow but keep pushing it, while at the same
time I figured out all the other (more) important issues in my life.

Over the last two months I’ve built a dedicated website for the series (
and I’m in the process of re-building the channel. I don’t know if I
will ever reconnect with the over 7000 subscribers, whom I lost. Because
what I have realized through this phase of transition (and this is a
reason why this week’s video is late) that I want and need to spend more
focus on the people in my personal life and the well-being of my heart
and soul and also on making money. I will continue to make videos (this
series and larger projects), but they will have to come second from now
on to my people and my efforts to make money.

Badia de Palma – Mallorca, Spain

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