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... 80 the other way, so it was actually a relatively large island. We landed on Thursday night around 10 pm so it was hard to see the entire island in the dark, but we could definitely make out the diverse terrain. Like Barcelona, there are major mountains about a mile from the mediterranean sea which makes the views in the day time spectacular to say the least. I attempted to speak a broken version of Spanish with my cab driver on the way into town and he explained that Mallorca is ...
... from the locals. The crew on these ships work so hard. The waiters, kitchen staff and the cabin stewards all work on the ships to support their families back in Asian, North African or Central American countries. Our cabin steward told us he starts work at 5.30am, and finishes at 12.30am. They are contracted for the cruise season for 9 months, and they only occasionally, very occasionally, get a half day off. On these cruises, people join ...
The Island of Mallorca, the largest of many off the coast of Spain, part of the Balearic Islands of Spain. The capitol is Palma. It has many hundreds of churches and cathedrals. The largest is right on the edge of the Mediterranean. It was started in the 13th century and took 400 years to build. It is truly breathtaking. Its rose ...
... lots of lovely little squares, so we decided to look for somewhere a bit off the beaten track for lunch. Now we've discussed whether we'd confess to this, but being the honest, up-front people we are, we felt we should not hold anything back. So.... We found an English Fish and Chips Shop. The man serving had a legit English accent, and we finally chose his other speciality, which was would you believe, Beef and Guinness ...
... shops and restaurants, and nice buildings. Best of all was Fornells, mentioned to us by a Spanish friend, and a good recommendation. Very unspoiled, traditional, and great fish restaurants.
The whole of Menorca is a Unesco World Heritage site, so it is amazingly quiet, a lot of agriculture, and very green.
Still prefer Mallorca, but will visit the island (and that hotel!) again. The ferry was good too, reliable and handier for us since it goes from ...
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