Monday, 29 July 2013

Huge Forest Fire in Mallorca 2013

The massive forest fire in Mallorca that started 3 days ago in Andratx has now been reported to have burnt 1600 hectares of Andratx in the area of Sac Coma Calenta and moving towards Estellencs.

The fire was reportedly started by a accident by a 71 year old resident who is being questioned by the Guardia Civil.

On the first day of the fire 27 people had to be evacuated and a team of more than 300 emergency services have been tackling the blaze.

Residents were left without power.

Here is a video clip taken from the car of some English residents there:
Video Clip of Fire in Mallorca

Here from one of Mallorcas main newspapers you can see the devastation and spectacular photos of the blaze. Forest Fire in Andratx Mallorca Photos

Friday, 26 July 2013

Temperature in Soller, How hot is Mallorca today?

So, how hot is Mallorca today?

Thanks to a glop of African heat it was 45 degrees in the square in Soller midday.

Remember to keep in the shade and drink plenty of fluids. Be especially careful with children and the elderly as well.

The Pharmacy thermometer in square today

Thursday, 25 July 2013

€1,200 de Bote en 'El Bistro' en el Puerto, that's a big tip!

That's right folks, not really news but something I had to include. Last week in a restaurant in The Port of Soller 'El Bistro' a client left a 1,200 euro tip or 'propina to the locals'on their bill.

Now it's not really a restaurant for the rich, located on the Can Repic beach it is very reasonable for the everyday person, I've eaten there a few times, and I am far from rich.

So the news that someone had left such a huge tip stunned and delighted the locals, and the staff were over the moon.

I can only tell you that the tip givers were staying at the prestigious Jumeirah Hotel in Soller Jumeirah hotel webpage here. The total bill for their whole meal was €800 and they generously left a €1200 tip! this doesn't happen every day!

They must have been very happy, if you would like to know more about El Bistro in Soller or the Jumeirah Hotel feel free to mail me. A little is covered in the hotels page on this site about them.

Enjoy your meals out, and don't feel pressured into leaving that much ;) it really isn't normal..... maybe for some :)

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Dirty Sea Water in The Port of Soller

Every summer the sea water in the Port get's a little dirtier.

It's a horseshoe bay and with so many boats coming in it is inevitable it get's a little dirty, until rough seas flush it out a little.

However I do think the boats could show a little more respect, do we really want to see water like this in our beautiful bay?

Friday, 12 July 2013

Annual festival of Sa Mostra, 24th to 27th July

The annual festival of Sa Mostra will start on the 24th of July this year at 21.30 in the square.

Up to 150 people will be taking part. If you have never seen Sa Mostra it is a nice and relaxed festival, celebrating music and dance from other countries.

The groups from each country normally parade in their groups through the square dressed in their traditional costumes and end up giving a performance, group by group on a stage.

There are of course other activities during these dates.

If you would like to see the Sa Mostra parade I would suggest getting to the square early to get yourself a nice table outside of one of the bars of cafes to enjoy it. It does get very busy with both locals and tourists.

I'll be updating you with more info and details when they become available.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

The Spanish Lottery Promotes Soller

La Once, one of Spains biggest lottery, associated with helping the blind have finished filming their new summer advert in the Port of Soller.

In the ad about looking for treasure, you can see some familiar spots and bars in the port.

The advert can be found here on their Facebook page:

                                                     La Once, Lottery in Soller advert