Tagged With "Balearic Islands"

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Looking for a secluded beach? Buy an island!

PHeymont ·
A 140+ acre Mediterranean island just off Menorca is for sale, complete with beaches, boathouse, jetty and history.
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Re: Looking for a secluded beach? Buy an island!

Travel Rob ·
Looks like a great spot for TravelGumbo headquarters, if internet is available!
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Bobbies on the Beat in Spain's Ibiza

PHeymont ·
Spanish authorities on the Balearic Islands vacation spot of Ibiza have arranged for a dozen British police to work with Spanish Civil Guards this summer when British tourism is at its height. The idea is that the British cops, who will have free...
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Re: Brits on Beach behaving badly? Call (British) cops!

GarryRF ·
Sounds like the British kids are copying the "Spring Breakers" in Florida. With a hint of "Bikers Week" for the older ones.
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Re: Brits on Beach behaving badly? Call (British) cops!

PHeymont ·
I think it’s quite a bit like that…away from home, in a place that has tolerated a lot to keep the visitors coming…and is now reaping the whirlwind. Don’t know who did it first or where, but it’s certainly sad to see…especially when people get hurt.
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Brits on Beach behaving badly? Call (British) cops!

PHeymont ·
Magaluf at night, in a quieter moment...     Photo: Rafael Ortega Diaz / Wikimedia   Responding to repeated complaints from locals and other visitors about badly-behaved British tourists, two resort towns in Spain's Balearic Islands...
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Re: Bobbies on the Beat in Spain's Ibiza

GarryRF ·
I love the way you Americans call our British Cops "Bobbies" It's awesome !
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Re: Bobbies on the Beat in Spain's Ibiza

PHeymont ·
Has that gone out of style? It's what we were always told you call them (when not calling them something worse)! Here, from Brittanica: derivation of name Scotland Yard The London police force was created in 1829 by an act introduced in Parliament by the home secretary, Sir Robert Peel (hence the nicknames “bobbies” and “peelers” for policemen). This police force replaced the old system of watchmen and eventually supplanted the River (Thames) Police and the Bow Street patrols, the latter a...
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Re: Bobbies on the Beat in Spain's Ibiza

GarryRF ·
Haven't heard the name "Bobbies" ( on bicycles two by two) since Roger Miller sang about it in the 60s. We have a long list of things that have been attributed to us. Things that belong in a time capsule. But it keeps the tourists happy ! I love researching the origins of words. A word you use in the US more than we do. "Sherriff" has its origins in the English middle ages. But from where ?
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Re: Bobbies on the Beat in Spain's Ibiza

GarryRF ·
Just as I suspected Paul ! The History of Britain you quote is written by Paul R. Josephson Visiting Associate Professor of History, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts Without leaving the comfort of his leather chair ! Obviously ...
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Spain worries about too many tourists and not enough

PHeymont ·
Spain worries about being swamped in tourism as other countries lose business, and also worries that the visitors are not spending enough.
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Balearic, Canary islands consider tourist limits

PHeymont ·
Crowded beaches mean money for hotels, restaurants, campgrounds and more, but officials in Spain's Canary Islands and Balearic Islands are starting to wonder how much might be too much. It's a theme  that's been echoed elsewhere, most recently by...
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