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Election Fever

General Elections are scheduled to be held on March 9th for the Spanish parliament in Madrid. 350 diputados will be elected into the Congreso (the Lower House), plus 208 seats […]
Election Fever

Plenty of Water

Gorg Blau is a water reservoir that Mallorca’s capital city, Palma de Mallorca, relies upon for most of its water supply, together with the Embalse Cúber. Well, here’s the good […]
Plenty of Water

Off Season

When I first came to Mallorca, almost 30 years ago, Cala d’Or could perhaps accommodate some 5,000 tourists at any given time. Since then, beds on offer in this resort […]
Off Season

Carnal Desires

There are some topics of everyday life that many sources do not want to talk about, pretending they do not exist. Prostitution is one such topic. Presently, some 2,500 prostitutes […]
Carnal Desires

Police Force

Municipal police forces in Mallorca seem to have undergone a tremendous change over the last two or three years. In my estimation, local police forces have at least doubled in […]
Police Force

Fandango

I love music. Spain is great for music, not least for the prevalence of flamenco and fandango. Both have their origin in Southern Spain, in Andalucía to be precise. I […]
Fandango