Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Random Thoughts: Mallorca

Today is my last day in Mallorca, so I thought it might be time to pass along a few peculiarities I've noticed during my stay. Nothing of any importance, just a few things to keep in mind should you ever decided to take a pilgrimage to Rudy's homeland.

• Banks are only open from 8 AM to 3 PM, which got me thinking one of the reasons the United States is one of the superpowers of the financial world could be due to longer bank hours. If you've got to spend money to make money and you've got to go to the bank to get money to spend, then having banks open until 6 PM gives Americans a leg up against the Mallorcans.

• While street signs are followed by the general populace as more of a suggestion than an edict, you will get yelled at in Catalan by police officers for going the wrong way down a one way street, regardless of how many times you've seen other people do the exact same thing.

• Older women have no problem cutting in front of you should the opportunity afford itself, though I hardly mind. I experienced this firsthand today while buying sunscreen.

• Speaking of sunscreen, you can, in fact, get a sunburn on your eyelids.

• Hamburgers here don't necessarily come on buns.

• It is impossible to find regular water here. Everything is mineral water or carbonated water.

• Don't bother bringing your electric razor. You're liable to trip the breaker in your hotel room, even if you have the proper power adapter.

• Feeding cats table scraps is sometimes permitted, but not always. I guess that's really no different than anywhere else.

1 comment:

BEdge Underground said...

Old women are like that in Asia as well.