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Travel safely through Palma Airport

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Mallorca is generally a safe island but, as in any destination that attracts a lot of tourists, it pays to be vigilant – particularly at times when you are most vulnerable or distracted. One such time is at the airport: you may arrive tired, be thinking about the onward journey to your holiday accommodation, or distracted by others travelling with you (“Mum, Dad, are we nearly there yet?”) When I received an offer of the […]

Manacor wine fair: DO Pla i Llevant

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The 12th Tast de Vins de la DO Pla i Llevant in Manacor, Mallorca, was another great success. We’ve lived here eleven years and seen the annual event grow from its original location in the Museu de Enegistes on the outskirts of Manacor, to its current venue in the Sant Vicenç Ferrer cloister. We don’t remember much about the wines in our first year at this event, as we were still to learn about the […]

February ends with Peccata Minuta in Palma

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Eat / Food / General / Markets / Restaurants / tapas / Wine / Wineries

Last night we were among the many tapas fans at the latest Peccata Minuta event, organised by Chefs(in) in Palma de Mallorca. The format was slightly different to their previous events, in that it was necessary to reserve places in advance and possible to buy tickets before the night. That was a shrewd move, which made the process of getting into the venue quick and easy – and must have made it a lot easier for the chefs involved to plan […]

Finca Son Jorbo chosen as one of Mallorca’s ‘fab five’ hotels

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Having been otherwise ‘occupied’ – first with a bad bout of bronchitis (at this time of year!) and then with family visitors – I was grateful to fellow blogger William Newton (whose excellent ‘Blog of the Courtier’ is worth adding to your reading list) for bringing to my attention an article about characterful hotels on Mallorca. It was published in The Daily Telegraph’s travel section and features five hotels on this island chosen by journalist Annie […]

A visit to Puerto Alcúdia’s cuttlefish fair

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Foodies will find plenty to enjoy on Mallorca, including fairs – firas – dedicated to specific types of food or drink. Cuttlefish Fair On Sunday we headed to Puerto Alcúdia for the annual Fira de la Sípia – the cuttlefish fair – which was combined with an exhibition of all-things-nautical. As much as The Boss and I would probably love to spend time drifting around the Med in a gleaming white boat, it isn’t going […]