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Winter Activities in Photos

Every time our Winter Activities group heads out on an adventure I make a photo album and upload it to my Flickr account. That way you, I and all the members of our group can access and stay up to date with the beautiful visits that we make.


Homemade Empanadas and a Day of Fun

People say that winter in Mallorca is boring. They are wrong. For this whole month of March and probably for the month of April too, I’m going to show you what great fun you can have in Mallorca in the winter.

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Introducing Winter Activities Mallorca

Winter Activities is the name of our intrepid group of friends and excursionists in Mallorca. You’ve heard me mention our Winter Activities group before but today I’m going to introduce you properly.

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A Truly Kosher Visit to the Jewish Cemetery

One of the most interesting and unusual visits I’ve ever taken part in in Mallorca was to the Jewish Cemetery in Santa Eugenia. Seems like a strange visit, doesn’t it: a tour of a cemetery? It’s generally a place that people avoid if possible. But this one was special…

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Two Brand New Boat Trips in Puerto Soller

On Sunday I had a brilliant time with a group of friends on the brand new yellow and black Taxi Boat in Puerto Soller. And a few weeks ago I had a totally different, but equally wonderful, experience on the brand new Sunset Cruise, also from Puerto Soller.

Es Verger, Mallorca

The Best Shoulder of Lamb in Mallorca

It’s still February (just) and that means that this month’s Destination of the Month is Mallorca Gastronomy. And today we have a really delicious treat: We are going up the hill in Alaro towards Alaro Castle for shoulder of lamb at Es Verger restaurant.

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Making Mallorcan Biscuits The Old Way

Continuing our Destination of the Month theme, I would like to tell you about a visit that our “Winter Activities” group made recently to a biscuit factory in Porreres, Mallorca.

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Embutidos Matas

Embutidos Matas: one of the most delicious places in Mallorca, with the loveliest staff and great prices too… Do you have any idea what embutidos are? Well basically they are products that we might consider “cold cuts” in English. This generally refers to anything that you might put in a sandwich, like ham, cheese, salami, etc.

Sa Pobla

Potatoes: The Diamonds of Sa Pobla

After a 15 minute drive from my home in Alcudia, I arrive in Europe’s potato capital: Sa Pobla. This town is the centre of Mallorca’s agricultural world, where the potatoes grow in abundance under the Mediterranean sunshine in the rich Sa Pobla earth.


Sineu Slaughter

Sineu is one of my favourite towns in Mallorca: it is cosy enough to be a village, big enough to have the amenities of a town, has one of Mallorca’s best markets (every Wednesday) and is famous for frito Mallorquin, which I love.


Arta: An Excellent Day Out in Mallorca

How to Spend a Day in Artà Don’t you just love Mallorca in November? I know I do… This is the month when work has finished; the holiday-makers have gone home leaving the island just for us… and the weather is still beautiful.