Sports and Work in Mallorca
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19 December 2014 till 4 January 2015, cycled 275 km on MTB, ran 15 km, stayed with Barbara and her family in Alaró, rented a MTB and a car, returned home sick.

Tower
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Ugly Tourist Place
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Nice beach – on the one side. But then, turn around. Horrible appartments. With, again, rules to obey. Again in funny German.

Scenic II
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Crossing a small beach

Van Zyl’s Pass (almost)
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Some paths were very steep. Going down with a lot of stamina and courage.

Atrá to Atrá
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What a great tour! Incredibly scenic. Pretty exhausting. The gas station just before Atrá saved my life. I ran out of water and had eaten all carbo. I was almost unable to swallow the last chocoloate brioche. The planned tour … Read More

Castell Miquel
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Interesting story: The winery owner, Prof. Dr. Michael Popp is a world-renowned pharmacist. His company Bionorica SE is active in over 50 countries around the world, and has won awards for innovation. Bionorica is the leading manufacturer of herbal medicines in … Read More

Dinner in Caimari
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Fantastic hot chocolate, Caña and Pizza. 1 hour break. Recharged the phone.

What a reward!
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At the beginning of the Binifaldó loop, I passed by a photo shooting. What a nice reward shortly before the highest trip of the tour. I was close to cancelling this final round and descend from the Monastery right away. … Read More

Lluc Monastery
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Definitively worth the trip.

Trash Selfie
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Sorry for the mandarine left-overs. There was too much light to see them. This is right after the main ascend to Lluc Monastery. “Hike the bike” was the only alternative on the last 500 m.

Gorgeous View
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The last hill before the decent to Lluc Monastery

Too steep to ride
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A great path. But the rocks are too big to ride up. Or I am too weak.

Selva
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Alaró Lluc and back
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The highlight tour, so far. I assembled pieces from published tours. This was a mistake. My way up was just too steep and too rocky. Downhill might have worked for the itinarary I planned. This was, what the author of … Read More

Party with 4 French
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Amorélie, Antoni, Stéph and Doub

New year’s II
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12 grapes at the sound of the bell. Lots of 80s music. And Mallorca’s most important DJ on stage.

New year’s in Palma
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On Plaza Corte with Barbara, Lola and Matthew

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!”

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