tger greenhaddock: The football in Spain.......

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The football in Spain.......

We have just returned from our holiday in Mallorca, and we had a very nice time. We stayed in Alcudia on the eastern side of the island. It was bit of a tourist trap, but the main reason for the holiday was the beach, and that was pretty good. We hired a car and had a good look around the island. It is definitely an island of contrasts, and my favourite part of the island was the eastern side, with the mountains and beautiful coastline. We met up with friends from Marburg that were also on the island vacationing, and that was good fun.

The Juniorette did a PADI discover scuba dive which she very much enjoyed. I did the dive as well. It was good to get back underwater after a break of a few years, even if it was only to a max depth of 4m. The most important thing was to share the experience with the Juniorette, who now cannot wait until she is old enough to complete the PADI open water certification.

The weather was very good for our stay, and we had a lot of fun, but I have now discovered where all the bald/short haired, overweight, middle aged, tattooed English people go on holiday (and that was just the women – jest!). Beer at 10am may be fun when you are young and partying with the lads, but when you have a wife and kids, it’s just a little bit sad. That aside, everyone was friendly and we had a good time. I would like to visit the island again, but next time perhaps stay a bit further away from the main tourist areas.

It's a shame that Germany didn't beat Spain in the final of the European championships, as I might of been able to sleep that night. But in reality the German team didn’t play well, and the Spanish were better.

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Blogger swenglishexpat said...

Hi Haddock - Welcome back from what seems to be a superb holiday. Interesting observation you made regarding beer drinking and English people! I have to confess I did smile when I read it. I remember a big cave with a lake from when I was there many years ago. The cave was stunning.

July 09, 2008 6:17 PM  
Blogger Haddock said...

Swenglishexpat - We visited that cave as well and it still is stunning :)

July 09, 2008 7:16 PM  
Blogger Maribeth said...

Glad you had a nice vacation. I love the picture of you and Juniorette!

July 10, 2008 12:45 AM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

Sounds like a wonderful vacation and the photo is great.

Interesting about the beer.

Dorothy from grammology
remember to hug gram

July 17, 2008 11:03 PM  
Blogger bigbikerbob said...

Hi, We have spent 8 holidays in Mallorca over the years and we love it. After extensive travel around the Island we eventually settled the last three visits in Poerto Pollensa and loved it.

August 22, 2008 9:43 PM  

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