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Your holiday starts here

There was a time when going on holiday started the moment you entered an airport. Back then, no surly member of ground staff insisted on tagging your weighed and measured hand luggage, and you could even joke with the people in security. That left me with ample time to work my way through the perfume [...]

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Blending in

Outsiders tend to have a tough time in Menorca. Apart from Menorca’s geographic isolation giving locals a strong sense of identiy, islanders magnify a sense of belonging, or otherwise, by refusing to budge from their home town. So no matter how many years you’ve lived on Menorca, or worked alongside Menorcans, or taken your children [...]

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Menorca Shopping

Menorcan shopping spree

There’s been some talk that Menorca is finally going to catch up with the rest of Spain when it comes to shopping. I’m not suggesting that the omnipresent El Corte Inglés department store is going to land on island soil – no, I think our population would have to triple before they consider that – [...]

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Menorcan Horse

Picture perfect

Putting Menorca into words is something I get asked to do on a regular basis, but today I had to come up with some suggestions as to what ‘typical images’ are associated with Menorca. The request came from Antonio Fernández-Coca, someone who probably should have known the answer already – he only lives in Mallorca [...]

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Menorca: Where in the world?

Menorca: Where in the world?

For an unassuming Mediterranean isle of petite dimensions, it’s remarkable how much of a muddle people get in when it comes to Menorca. This windswept rock struggles to distinguish itself from the highest predator in this part of the Med, Mallorca. I’ve been asked if there’s a bridge linking the two (no), if you can [...]

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