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Tagged With: Majorca

PROPERTY The Fate Of Boris Becker’s Finca

POOR OLD (46) BORIS BUMM-BUMM! The German Tennis legend bought 12 Hektar (= 29 acres) of land on the Spanish island of Majorca in 1997, paid, they say, about 2 500 000 Mark – which would be US$ 1 500 000, financed 5 building with app. 3 000 000 Mark (or US$ 1 700 000) … Weiterlesen »

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TRAFFIC If You Ever Come To France …

What a terrible poll! In the spring of 2014 they found out, that more and more French drivers are on the roads without the minimalest insurance policy! If they cause an accident, unfortunately with your car, you know what happens: The Frenchman flees, can’t pay for the damage and/or will show you a fist, should … Weiterlesen »

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COLLECTORS CORNER … Why Not Lighthouses?

It was always my opinion, that lighthouses are something special. Because they stand where the land ends and the oceans begins. And when man conquered the water between the continents and coasts, they had to do something to warn man of the approaching  land. And, for the third aspect: Isn’t it so, that the points … Weiterlesen »

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RESTAURANTS Moments You Never Forget (45)

A restaurant has a dining room and a kitchen. Yes, that’s how we are used to eat. Sometimes, let‘s say in Japan, Greece, Italy or at McDonald’s you can’t draw a line between the two. And in the celebrated restaurant „Moli d’en Bou“ in Sa Coma on the Balearic island of Majorca /Mallorca you have … Weiterlesen »

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SHOES Lost & Found … (No. 73)

50 years ago only, you didn’t see a native without these shoes: a sole of straw, the top dark blue cotton cloth and all stitched together with a strong rope-like string. Beautiful shoes who were adopted by the Jetset in the 1960s, were transformed into caricatures of the originals (with rubber and leather, ornaments and … Weiterlesen »

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COUNTRYSIDE In Praise Of … (No. 52)

I saw it in a finca on the island of Majorca: A wooden board of ca. 30 x 10 cm (12 x 4 in), with crown caps of emptied softdrink bottles nailed to one side in two rows. Hallelujah – what a strange tool but obviously often used. It was Matanza time on the island, … Weiterlesen »

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ART Collectors Corner … (No. 42)

Is a printed advertisment an acceptable form of art? Some say no. But when it’s done by a world famous artist? Some say yes. What now? I encountered the problem on the island of Majorca / Mallorca. There in the seaside resort of Portocolom you will find the very good harbour restaurant „Sa Sinia“. The … Weiterlesen »

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TRAVEL The Critic At Large … (No. 6)

Each travel guide is a copy of another travel guide, some are impertinent plagiarisms, some clever adaptions. Paul Theroux is absolutely right when he asserts: „No travel guide without errors!“ Another problem is: Travel guides have to be serviced, like cars or swimmingpools. Because the world changes, and the tourist destinations very fast. Take the … Weiterlesen »

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ISLANDS A Story Of Glory … (No. 16)

An island of your own, not too far from you. A lifelong dream of yours? It’s a dream of mine. It’s called Tagomago and is situated un the Baleares, between Majorca (25 minutes by helicopter or 1 hour by motorboat) and Ibiza (900 m or half a mile away). Look at the photo – if … Weiterlesen »

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