One of the most interesting local sights are the local people dressed as Disney characters. They really are very good and authentic - they do ask for money if you take their photograph and 50 cents seemed to be the acceptable rate.
I do not know if the money is for charity or the individual.
You will see lots of windmills around Palma and throughout the Mallorcan countryside. They used to be used for bringing up water but these days most houses have modern pumps. Some are still kept in working order, but most of those on view are simply for their aesthetic qualities.
If you are in Mallorca you have to taste the Palo, which is a traditional aperitif wine and don?t forget to eat the tradition pastry ensaimada.
They are hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
I bought some to bring home.
A siesta is a short nap taken in the early afternoon, often after the midday meal. Such a period of sleep is a common tradition in hot countries. The word siesta is from the Spanish language derived from the Latin (hora)sexta.
So after this explanation my tip is only to say to U that usually every store closes at 1pm and opens again at 4pm. So be aware, if U need to buy something, do it in the morning or U'll need to wait until 4pm.
Now somw big stores do not close, they are aware about tourist that don't need to sleep each day, they prefer to wander around. So if U need something at nap hours, go to the big stores.
"Brut" means dirty on mallorquin language. They call brut this plate because they used whatever the season gives to prepare it.
Is a delicious plate, full with various vegetables, tomatoes, peppers, parsley and many others depending on the season. They used various kind of meat too, ram, porc, doves and others....just in any place U can ask for this dish, U'll not regret it!
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In Mallorca htey keep very well their traditions, their language, mallorquin, very related with catalan because of the inmigration of catalan people when Napoleon attacked their places.
In Mallorca U'll find also traditional dances like jota and flamenco. People gather in any square and dance, they play their music and remember their traditions.
If you don't taste some sangria and don't see flamenco dance it is like you have not been in Spain. Aldough I think Mallorca is not "real" Spain you should give it a try. That castanets sound in live and those colerful dresses are realy something and it is even better taken with sangria!
If you stay in Alcudia, we found that the area called the Port of Alcudia seemed to feel more spanish than the area where we stayed.At the port there is the harbour with all the yachts and there are little shops lining the promenade by the boats and the pace there is a lot more relaxed.
Have U ever tasted snails? No...then U can taste them in Mallorca. There are plenty of places where to eat them, is a local dish.
Take plenty of tomatoes, some peppers, onions and tuna. Cut it all in little pieces and U´re ready to eat the local mallorcan salad, "Trampo".
Enjoy this wonderfull tipical plate....
Is a vegetable stew with potatoes, fried peppers and aubergine, covered with tomato sauce...enjoy it!
In Mallorca they make a drink from herbs called Tunel. You can buy sweet or sour.
I didn't try the sour but the sweet was very nice, and it's cheap for a big bottle.
People go to festivals, concert and dance contest. Even in the public U can see people dressing with typical outfits, just wearing theme, to show and keep their tradition alive.
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