All posts tagged: Palma

A world of beers on Mallorca

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Drink / Mallorcan produce

Fancy a beer? I’m not talking a San Mig or a Cruzcampo – two of the beers most of us probably associate with Spain. In the past couple of years exciting things have been happening on Mallorca, with locally made craft beers hitting the market. We’ve even had beer fairs on the island (as well as the typical German ‘Oktoberfest’ events). With ‘made-on-Mallorca’ beers now available, interest in beer in general seems to have grown. Shop […]

Hotel review: Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf

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Hotels / Sleep

Strictly speaking, this hotel is called the Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel – but taxi drivers will know where you mean if you ask for “the Sheraton”. If you get a newbie, it’s on the Son Vida estate, just outside Palma. The longer-than-convenient hotel name reminds me of my former days of doing PR for Holiday Inn Worldwide (EMEA). When they acquired the famous Midland Hotel in Manchester (where Rolls and Royce met in 1904 and formed […]

Spain’s New Year grapes tradition

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Tonight, as we say goodbye to 2013 and welcome in the New Year, we’ll be taking part in a Spanish tradition that’s more than a century old. All over Mallorca, the Spanish mainland and other islands, Latin America and Hispanic communities around the world, as midnight is striking, we’ll be gulping down one grape for each of the dozen chimes. These are the lucky grapes – las uvas de la suerte – and by methodically […]