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Cala S’Amarador

Cala S’Amarador in Mallorca’s South East has just been nominated as the best beach, anywhere in Europe. The Dutch (?) website Onbeach claims to have scrutinized a total of 2,946 beaches all […]
Cala S’Amarador

Air Plants

Air plants are a common sight in Mallorca. Air plants are of the genus Tillandsia, family Bromeliaceae. They don’t appear to grow in the open landscape here, as it is not an indigenous […]
Air Plants

Ants At Work

In life, one often tends to overlook the little things and yet, they are of the utmost importance, generally speaking. Ants, for instance. Ants are indispensable for our ecosystems. I do not know how […]
Ants At Work

Tequila Sunrise

Place some crushed ice cubes into a chilled glass. Pour the Tequila over the ice and top up with orange juice. Stir well to mix. Slowly pour the grenadine (hence the sunrise […]
Tequila Sunrise

Dog Days

There is a proverb in Mallorca saying “Sa monja l’encén i es frare l’apaga [the nun alights it and the monk puts it out]” in reference to the period of Summer’s heat, […]
Dog Days

Cycling Tours

The Govern de les Illes Balears has created an extensive network of cycling tours throughout the Pla de Mallorca, all nicely marked with wooden signposts. There are ten bicycle excursions to choose […]
Cycling Tours

Amapolas

The weather in Mallorca has been nothing but unusual this year. Almond blossoms were in bloom a good six weeks before their time. We had less than the normal amount […]

Neptune Grass

After the recent heavy rainfalls and stormy conditions, you may have discovered piles of matter on your local beach and wondered what was going on. Do not worry. We are […]
Neptune Grass

Urban Wildlife

Lizards like this one can be found and seen from a pretty close range, just underneath the Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca. All you have to do is, look closely, […]
Urban Wildlife