Travel Thursday: Palma, Majorca

Majorca (or Mallorca, as it is also spelled) is probably best known as a tourist destination to middle-aged Brits for decades – even as their younger fellow-travellers head elsewhere in the Balearic Islands – notably to Ibiza. It’s also home to thousands of expatriate Britons – although whether that will continue post-Brexit is a question…

Travel Pics Theme: D for Dominica

This week, our Travel pics series is D for Dominica. And our final picture this week shows a unique take on copyright in the Caribbean 🙂 We were wandering in to town from the Roseau cruise ship wharf when we spotted this corner store, which sells all sorts of things but obviously specialises in mobile phones…

Travel Pics Theme: D for Dominica

This week, our Travel pics series is D for Dominica. And for Saturday, it is Windsor Park and the national stadium of Dominica. Built on a former rubbish dump known as Cow Town, the venue is the home of cricket in Dominica – although it’s also used for everything from political rallies and calypso competitions to the…

Travel Pics Theme: D for Dominica

This week, our Travel pics series is D for Dominica. For Friday, it’s a typical street scene in Roseau, the capital of Dominica – and a town of just 16,000 people. Known as Wozo in the local creole, Roseau is on the site of a former native village but it didn’t begin to grow until French…