This is my last post of this summer's Mallorca series. Next week I will be back posting about my little adventures in the kitchen, but if you are anything like me, I know you will enjoy strolling through these crowded markets, looking at the stalls minus the masses of people and the sweltering heat of those days (don't thank me, thank my faithful little point-and-shoot camera).
Our first stop will be Sineu, inland Mallorca, once the island's largest market dedicated to livestock and agriculture. It is held every Wednesday and attracts masses of locals and tourists. Despite it selling everything from food, to clothes to
|Need a new hammer?|
|Has your goat had its cup of coffee today?|
|Cerdo negro, indigenous to the island|
Our next stop is the Saturday morning market held in Soller, certainly one of Mallorca's most picturesque towns. Bands play in the main square, the famous tram makes its way through the crowds ringing its bell and the cafés and bars are full of people enjoying cortados (espresso with a shot of milk) or a refreshing beer with some olives. After all, how can you resist them (see below)? I bought three large containers of capers and olives for under €8!
|My daughter is standing there to show you the size of those olives|
|Remember that sobrassada?|
Our last stop for food shopping is the fish market of Puerto Andratx, literally 10 steps from where the fishing boats come in with their daily catch.
|Do you see the size of those? That is a grown man's hand|