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The Human Factor

Spain’s two largest Unions, the Confederación Sindical de Comisiones Obreras (CC. OO.) and Confederación General del Trabajo (CGT) have called for a Huelga General (General Strike) for tomorrow, September 29th. […]
The Human Factor

Arachnophobia

Some Internet sources claim that as many as 55 % of females and 18 % of males are estimated to experience arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, here in the Western […]
Arachnophobia

Graveyards

In the past, parish churches in Mallorcan pueblos were the place where the dead were buried, right in the middle of the place of worship. Several hundred years ago, village […]
Graveyards

Estancos

Estancos in Spain are what one would otherwise call a tobacconist shop but, tobacco is only half the story. It all started in 1636, when Spanish King Felipe IV issued […]
Estancos

Chain Curtains

I do not think that there is a single traditional farm house in Mallorca which does not protect itself from flies and mosquitos with the help of a chain curtain. […]
Chain Curtains