Dinner for two
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Mimi had the rest from the piece of lemon cake.

Road blocked
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I am sure this was not there some days ago. There is a finca further up. Let us hope this is not their only access route.

Run, Get the Bike and Climb a Mountain
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The weather gets nice again! Let’s go (run) get the bike again and go for a small tour. It is the reverse second half part of a tour some days ago. [breadcrumbs track=”149760″] [breadcrumbs track=”149761″]

Kite weather
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Mind the waves though!

Displaying all Photos in a Map
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All Photos geotagged? Display them in a map! The process is entirely automatic. Just generate the post with a shortcode like this [ccccccodepeople-post-map cat=”36″] (without the many “c”, of course!). That’s it. The Wordpress Plugin “CodePeople Post Map” (Professional version) extracts Lat/Lon … Read More

Snow in Mallorca
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The two highest mountains, Puig Major (1445 meters) and Puig de Massanella (1365 meters) are covered with snow! During the day, I experienced 7 degrees Celsius with considerable rain and wind. No weather for cycling!

Preparing for Tourists
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This hotel is probably upgrading to the 2 stars category.

Kite spot at Muro Beach
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Again, no space and many rules. Kiting is only permitted outside the yellow swimming zones, i.e. kite through the channel out to the open sea and back to the beach.

No Tourists in Winter II
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Miramar and other hotels even wrapped the valuables (name, handrail).

No Tourists in Winter
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I had to be quick to get a human being on the photo. He left the engine of his Jeep running while he briefly enjoyed the scenery.

Ideal kite spot
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Even better in summer, when tourists occupy the beach.

German appreciated II
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Germans love orders, especially if given by Bademeisters. Not only do we care for quantity but also for fine print. Take a moment to read through it! You will discover some more humor along the way.

German appreciated
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Can Picafort is on the north coast and supposed to be another kite surfing spot. They have a good sense of humor here, at least in German. Google is not better, tough.

Alone, on the cliff
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Nobody here to take a photo of me or with me.

Kite rocks
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Although the guy did not have fun at all. No wind and too much wind just kept changing. Getting past the waves was work. And he managed to completely wrap his kite when he returned to the beach – 300 … Read More

SUP sucks
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It was not as boring as it looks here. There were 3-4 waves from time to time! This is Palma Beach – the starting point for drinking hordes in summer.    

Return the Bike and run back
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Bad weather ahead – too cold to go for long bike trips. So I returned to bike and took the opportunity to run from the rental shop home to Alaró. [breadcrumbs track=”149723″]

Palma Spanish/English Conversation Group
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I’m attending a Meetup with The Palma English/Spanish Language Meetup Group  10 people attended. We had good fun, my English was much appreciated and I spoke a lot of Spanish.

Alaró to Raixeta and back
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[breadcrumbs track=”149713″]

Frequent E-Commerce problem
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The abandoned shopping cart

Boats II + III
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Boats under construction hide anonymously.

Blinded Man representing Civitas
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Reminds me of King Lear: “Out, vile jelly!”

Nice Boats
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Notice the Yakuzi!

Palma
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Alaró to Bunyola-Penyal D’Honor
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The longest trip so far. Feeling tired now! [breadcrumbs track=”149701″]

Christmas Meal in Bunyola
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Returning from another bike tour, I had to throw in some joules. I start feeling the strain. Tomorrow will be a rest day, maybe.

Generating Tracks for Navigation
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Fed up with other people’s tracks? Want to generate your own? Here is how. Scenario 1 – offline with minimal equipment: Use LocusPro to assemble the track (screenshot shows final result). This is easy and straight forward – no need … Read More

Alaró from above
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Had I photoshopped the clouds away, I would not have overlooked the cable.

Too steep to ride
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The goal was to find a shortcut to Orient and to explore the vicinities. Therefore, the planned route already looks silly. And the hills around Alaró are simply too steep to ride. Going up hill, the front wheel leaves the … Read More

Finca with Castle
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One of the bigger fincas. Almost African dimensions.

Alaró Puig de Sant Miquel
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What a great tour! Incredibly beautiful and very good to ride. I roughly sketched it in 5 minutes using Locus Pro and it showed less than 15 km due to linear distances in the rough plan from Lloseta to Alaró.. [breadcrumbs … Read More

Immigrants leaving Mallorca
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Approximately 100.000 immigrants and 186.000 foreigners (Source: Wikipedia) live in Mallorca. Total population is 867.000 with 400.000 living in Palma. So what? As observed during the Christmas party, Mallorca is an eco system of its own.

Christmas Tree
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You might argue whether a typical tree in an arid area must be green – maybe not. But why the shoes?

Christmas Party
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My host Barbara invited me. Although I am trying to escape Christmas, this looks like a good opportunity to meet people from Mallorca. I met very many expats. Many of them real musicians having an excellent jam session.

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