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    Artà.

    by Maurizioago Updated May 23, 2014

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    Favorite thing: After having visited the castle of Capdepera you could go to Artà.

    In this town you can visit the church of S. Salvador, dating from the 13th century. It was built on the site of a Moorish Alcazar.

    Artà lies in the north-east corner of the island; approximately 70 km. from Palma.

    This could be the public library.
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    Ensaimada.

    by Maurizioago Updated Sep 19, 2012

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    Favorite thing: The Ensaimada is a typical sweet bread spiral shaped. It is sometimes filled with fruit preserves, cabello de angel (it is a jam made from Siam pumpkin), sobresada (a kind of salami), almond puree, cream or apricots. Its name comes from the arabic “saim”, which means pork lard. One of its ingredient is in fact pork lard.

    Here's the recipe;

    Ingredients;

    1 tablespoon fresh yeast.

    500 gr. bread flour.

    1 cup warm water.

    150 gr. sugar.

    7 gr. salt.

    3 eggs.

    50 ml vegetable oil.

    250 gr. pork lard.

    Dissolve the yeast in warm water. Then combine it with 400g of flour. Cover and leave in a warm place to rise until it doubles in size. It should take several hours.
    Combine the dough with all the remaining flour, eggs, salt and sugar. Cover again and let rise for a few more hours. It has to double in size again. Mix in the olive oil and butter.

    Divide the dough into 70gr. balls. Let these rest covered for a while.
    Roll out the dough with the rolling pin and with the hands well greased with the lard form thin triangles. Each portion must take about 20gr. of lard.

    Make spirals with the dough starting from the center. Then place them in a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

    Preheat the oven to 300 F. Bake the ensaimadas until they are golden. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

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    San Telmo.

    by Maurizioago Updated Feb 12, 2009

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    Favorite thing: San Telmo is a resort where you can spend a very quiet holiday. It is situated in the south-east of Mallorca and it is not far from Andratx.

    In this village there are some hotels; some restaurants and shops.

    From San Telmo you can go to the Dragonera island.

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    Local Liquor

    by nigelw6443 Updated Jul 20, 2008

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    Favorite thing: When I travel I love to try the local specialties whether it be food or drink. In Majorca there is a large industry for liquors and often there are tours to the factories along with sampling of the products.

    There is a company called Tunel and they specialise in local liquors such as a drink called Hierbas, which is native to Majorca and is made from special herbs. The drink comes in three varieties, Dulces which is sweet, Seco which is dry and Mix which is a mixture of the two and of course my favourite.

    Most local bars will offer a small glass on the house with your bill.

    Another way of drinking Hierbas is to have this on ice with your Cafe solo after a meal.

    Fondest memory: Whenever we went for a drink or a meal an after meal drink or a shot with the bar owner was always a Hierbas!

    Hierbas!
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    Local Liquor 2

    by nigelw6443 Updated Jul 20, 2008

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    Favorite thing: When I travel I love to try the local specialties whether it be food or drink. In Majorca there is a large industry for liquors and often there are tours to the factories along with sampling of the products.

    There is a company called Tunel and one of their specialities is a drink called Palo, which is native to Majorca and is digestive made from cinchona bark, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Palo looks like old motor oil but it tastes superb!

    Fondest memory: Having a shot of Palo with a bartender and seeing his face cringe up!

    Palo
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    Local delicacies

    by nigelw6443 Written Jul 20, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Another speciality of the island is the Sobrasada sausage. It is made from the meat of the local pig, porc negre which is a black pig and seasoned with paprika from locally grown red peppers. The sausage would resemble a salami and it is soft, spreadable and totally tasty. If you get the chance you should try as a starter sobrasada in melted cheese.

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    Local delicacies

    by nigelw6443 Written Jul 20, 2008

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    Favorite thing: If you get the chance visit a local restaurant and try what the locals are eating.

    One of my favourites at lunch time is the Pa Amb Oli which consists of slices of majorcan bread rubbed with garlic, olive oil and tomato and grilled slightly. This is then topped with a number of different selections such as Manchego cheese, York ham, Serrano ham of Tuna to name a few and dressed with salad and olives. This is especially good with a nice glass of chilled white wine.

    Fondest memory: Sitting in a cafeteria and being the only non Spanish customer!

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    ~ For All That You Couldnt Pack ~

    by Heavens-Mirror Written Nov 27, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The Hire Centre is perfect for all those things you couldnt pack & would probably need on holiday..... Whatever you need these will sure have it!!
    They hire out Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters with free delivery
    direct to your hotel within a 10km. Radius of Magaluf. Deliveries can also be arranged to any resort on the island, subject to a delivery charge.

    * * * NEED SOMETHING FOR THE CHILDREN? * * *
    Cots, Highchairs, Baby walkers, Children?s Car Seats, Play Pens and Buggies etc.
    Includes free delivery within 10km of Magaluf.
    * * * NEED SOMETHING COOL? * * *
    Fans, Fridges, Electric to a Mini Coolers and cool boxes.
    * * * SOMETHING FOR THE APARTMENT * * *
    We have a large range of items available for all your needs?.
    Kettles, Toasters, Irons, Hairdryers, Microwaves and Much Much More.

    In Summer the Shop is open 10am to 5pm
    Contact available by mobile 650 40 12 40 until 8.30pm.
    In Winter the shop is open 10am to 2pm, out of office hours by arrangement. (through out the year).
    They are closed on a sunday in the Winter months.

    you can ring Gilly or Phill on (0034) 971 131 910 or (0034) 650 40 12 40 or by email on
    hireit@hotmail.com. They will give you as much help as they can.
    Hire Centre
    South West, Magaluf
    Avda. S'olivera
    Opposite McDonalds
    Magaluf
    Mallorca

    The Hire Centre Map of the Hire Centre location

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    A quick tip for stalkers

    by sourbugger Updated Aug 12, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Majorca has an almost 'Jekyell and Hyde' feel to it - on the one hand it has vast swathes of hotels for holidaymakers on a budget, but up in the hills around Deia you can find secluded mansions housing the rich and famous.

    Richard Branson has long had a home here, and visiting stars of his recording company have been known to jam In the local bar.

    Two of Majorca's newest residents are causing a stir as well - Majorca has become one of the choosen homes of one of the most famous couples in Hollywood - Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones.

    Telephoto lenses at the ready, to get a good look at the welsh tart topless.

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    Everything easy by Stelios

    by sourbugger Updated Aug 12, 2005

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    Favorite thing: It is rumoured that Palma will be on the route of 'EasyCruise' the new venture from Stelios the founder of Easyjet. He will be offering cabins for as little as 29 pounds a nigh - but don't expect and 'frills of any kind'.

    Palma looks like a perfect base from summer 2005, as he already flies from several destinations to Palma.

    I've worked out that if you are England next year you will be able to spend the night in Easydorm (a hostel), book your EasyCruise in the local EasyinternetCafe. Then Take an EasyBus to the airport, fly on Easyjet to Palma, pick up your Easycar to drive to a hotel booked through an Easyjet affiliate, before going on Your EasyCruise ! Easy.

    Update : 2005 - In the event Stelios went for the French / Italian riveria for EasyCruise1,but Palma may well be a later base if the first big orange cruiseship proves to be a winner.

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    Countryside

    by barbskie Updated Aug 20, 2004

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    Favorite thing: The sightseeing excursions around the island.
    I'd love to take part with the hiking trail tour in the Traumuntana mountains. I think it is the reason for planning the next trip. (???)

    Fondest memory: Our trip was a birthday present from my husband and thus made it very, very memorable. Those beautiful, impressing scenic views of the island, long long boulevards, its fine cuisine, hierbas and the people at the hotel bar.

    Traumuntana mountains, Mallorca

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    Cuevas del Drach

    by zandalee Written Apr 17, 2004

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    Favorite thing: The Dragon Caves. They say a dragon lived there...i'm not sure about that..Anyway...they don't let you take pictures, but i couldn't resist! i'm a bad girl! Inside the beautiful caves there's Lake Martel, one of the largest subterranean lakes in the world. Visitors can take a boat ride on the lake and see the beautiful limestone formations, including stalagmites protuding from the rockface and stalactites hanging down from the roof of the cave. You can enjoy a live concert of classical music - the musitians are playing on a boat!

    Fondest memory: The lake inside the caves is very beautiful, and with all the illumination almost became magical.

    Cuevas del drach

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    Tip

    by nigelw6443 Updated Jul 8, 2003

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    Favorite thing: When I go on holiday, I like to experience a bit of everything. I usually book a package with a nice hotel and then rent a car and take off and explore. Then I have usually found somewhere that really gets me and then next time back I try and stay there and so on.

    Fondest memory: Being told every five minutes whilst on a trip with Germans that Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones live on the island.

    A narrow street
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    on the way

    by chancay Updated Jun 19, 2003

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    Favorite thing: On our tour by car down the west coast of the island we also passed by Valdemossa, the city where Frederic Chopin stayed one winter with Goerge Sand, his "affair" for several years. She wrote a book about this time in Majorca.

    getting a
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    Food

    by hundertmorgen Written Jun 18, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Traditional food is being rediscovered in the Balearics. It varies from island to island but reflects the cuisine of Catalonia, with its combinations of sweet and savoury. Pork is a main ingredient, and vegetable dishes and soups are also typical fare. Menorca's capital, Maó, lays claim to the invention of mayonnaise, which is often served with succulent fish and shellfish. Mallorca is the home of the Savoury sobrassada, a delicious spicy sausage, and the sweet pastry known as ensaimada.

    Typical Local Dishes
    Huevos a la sollerica are fried eggs served on top of smooth, red sobrassada sausage, served with a pea sauce.

    Langosta a la parrilla partners spiny lobster with the local mayonnaise, which is made with eggs and olive oil.

    Berenjenas rellenas are aubergines stuffed with onions, herbs and bread. Tomatoes and pork are also often added.

    Tumbet, made in a brown earthenware preixera or casserole, combines layers of peppers and tomato with potato.

    Coca de trampó is a pizza style dish, topped with a selection of fresh vegetables, especially onions and peppers.

    Ensaimada is a spiral shaped yeast bun from Mallorca, and can be eaten either for breakfast or as a tea-time snack.

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