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Scene Magazine - August 2010 Using the Phone . . . . . . . . . Postal Service . . . . . . . . . . Buses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taxis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Useful Phone Numbers . . . . Sunburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Money . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Magalluf & Palma Nova Map

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Contents

Page Santa Ponsa Map . . . . . . . .21-22 Motoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Suggested Car Trips . . . . . . . . .26 Clothing Conversion Chart . . . . .27 Local Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Mallorca Map & Golf Courses . .29 Duty Allowances . . . . . . . . . . .30 Sport & Sporting Events . . . . . .34 Medical Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

Without the support of the advertisers this magazine and the web sites that accompany it (www.magallufscene.com and www.santaponsascene.com) would not be possible. Consequently, we ask you to support them in the way they have supported us in making this magazine available to you. Scene Magazines are designed and published by SCENE Designs, Aptdo 110, Sta Ponsa 07180, Calvia, Mallorca.

Tel: 971 692 632 Mob: 618 403 856 E-mail: info@scenemagazines.info Printed by: Sairpa SL, Poligono Son Bugadellas, Santa Ponsa Finished by: Binder Mar, Poligono Son Bugadellas, Santa Ponsa. Š Copyright of Scene Magazines 2008. Deposito Legal: PM-767-1996The publishers are not responsibile for content and claims made by advertisers. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without permission.

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USING THE PHONE You’ll find plenty of public payphones around town. To make a connection with the UK you need to insert at least 1,80 euros and make sure you have plenty of change to hand. It’s worth just putting in 10 centimos first to make sure it registers, so you know the phone is functioning, before putting in the rest of your change. Some payphones operate using prepaid phonecards, similar to those in the UK. You can purchase phone cards from tobacconist shops, the post office (Correos) or other outlets where you see the Telefónica sign. They are used in the same way as you use them at home. To phone the UK, dial 0044 then the number you are calling, but omitting the first

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Phone between 10pm-8am or on Sundays ... it’s cheaper!

0 from the area code. For example, if you were calling 0151-489-3455, from here it would be 0044 151-489-3455. The code for the Republic of Ireland is 00353 followed by the number you are calling. If you are phoning to a Mallorcan mobile phone from a payphone you simply dial the complete number but you’ll need a minimum of 1 euro to get connected. All spanish mobile phone numbers begin with the digit ‘6’. If a number begins with 971 it is a local Mallorcan landline call. Some change bureaux, also have telephone booths for your personal use.

To make a REVERSE CHARGE call to Britain via a British operator dial 900 99 00 44, for a free call to British Telecom.

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POSTAL SERVICE

the words “Correos España” and, unless your stamps have these words on them, they should not be posted in the post boxes on the roadside or at the Post Office.

Postage to the United Kingdom or Ireland costs 64 centimos for a standard letter or postcard. Stamps can be purchased at Tobacconists and the Post Office. Often it is also possible to buy stamps at the shop where you buy your postcards, but you may have to ask for them.

You can’t miss the official post boxes ... they are bright yellow. There are often two slots into which you can post letters and cards, one is for internal Spanish mail and the other is for overseas post. The one marked “Extranjero” is the one you need for the UK and Ireland.

Please note that some outlets are offering a separate privatised postal ser vice (eg TNT). Stamps bought at these outlets cannot be used to post letters or cards in a Post Office box, they must only be deposited in the box at the shop where they were bought. Stamps for the official national postal service carry

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Remember, you will probably get home before your cards!

Sometimes your holiday representative may collect cards and take them for posting at the airport for you. Official Post Box

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BUSES The table below shows the various bus routes that service Santa Ponsa, Magalluf & Palma Nova and the main stops along each route. We would like to publish the full timetables, but unfortunately they’re too extensive to include and as they often change without notice and the times are not accurate, it would probably be pointless anyway! You’ll find timetables posted at each bus stop, but these tend just to be a rough guide as buses often arrive together...just like at home. The best advice we can give is just enjoy the sun and wait, one will come along eventually! Find full timetables on the internet by visiting http://tib.caib.es/terrestre/autobusos.en.htm Bus No. PALMA Portals/Son Caliu Magalluf & Palma Nova Calvia/Capdella Cala Vinyes/Casino Son Ferrer/El Toro Santa Ponsa Costa de la Calma Peguera Andratx Andratx Port

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BEWARE OF PICKPOCKETS IN BUS QUEUES!

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TAXIS

971 134 700 - 971 680 970

Calvia taxis can be hailed in the road if between 1 and 3 euros more within the the green light on top is illuminated, or picked Calvia area. Fares outside the Calvia area up in the Taxi Ranks marked on the maps during these times can cost far more so remember to check before you travel. (see centre pages). If you call a taxi by phone, you’ll pay an They are allowed to take a maximum of four passengers. However, amongst the extra 1 euro on top of the meter fare. NOTE - Taxis FROM Palma are slightly Calvià Taxis fleet, there’s a long-body vehicle for extra people and also a taxi equipped to dearer, and there is a supplement for pickcater for disabled passengers. For ups from the Airport and Port area. availability, call 971 134 700 or Sta Ponsa Magalluf P. Nova 971 680 970. 15 euros 19 euros 19 euros It’s advisable to ask the Andratx Market 17 euros 7 euros 9 euros approximate fare before setting off, Casino 10 euros 5 euros you’ll find that most taxi drivers Magalluf 12 euros 9 euros 7 euros speak some English. Fares are Marineland metered so the quoted price will only Peguera 9 euros 13 euros 15 euros be an approximate price, as are Palma Airport 36 euros 34 euros 32 euros those listed here, but it’ll give you an Palma Cathedral 22 euros 17 euros 15 euros idea of the cost before you travel. Palma Nova 8 euros 5 euros Between 9pm and 6am and all Santa Ponsa 9 euros 8 euros day on Fiesta days, fares can cost

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MARKETS

BEWARE of pickpockets at markets, just as you would at home.

Most markets in Mallorca are held in the morning. Try to arrive before 10.30am because many are all finished and packed up by 1.30pm to avoid the hottest part of the day. The nearest big market is at Andraitx and is held every Wednesday morning. Bargains to be had include lace items and leather handbags, but do try to haggle over the price. It’s easily reached by taxi or bus. Special buses are laid on for this market on Wednesdays. On Saturday mornings the Mercadillo or Car Boot Sale, which had previously always been held opposite the Aqualand complex in Magalluf, has now been moved to ground near the Son Bugadelles industrial estate in Santa Ponsa. Also on Saturday is Palma’s popular street market on the Avenidas. There’s also a small market on Tuesday mornings at Galatzo near the Son Bugadelles industrial estate, just past the Santa Ponsa windmill (see map) on the Calvia road and take the first right after the school. In addition to your tour operator, local travel agencies, like W.S. Marsur (p16), offer organised trips to Inca market on Thursday mornings. It’s one of the biggest on the island and is well worth the trip.

Some of the Island’s Markets you may wish to visit Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

Calvià • Manacor Alcudia • Arta • Santa Margalida Andraitx • LluchMajor • Puerto Pollensa Inca • Arenal • Consell Binissalem • Algaida • Ca’n Picafort Palma • Cala Ratjada • Soller Alcudia • Santa Maria • Valldemosa Pollensa •Porto Cristo

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USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS Dial 112 for European Emergency Services (multi-lingual operator) GUARDIA CIVIL (Emergency). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 062 NATIONAL POLICE (Emergency) . . . . . . . . . . . 091 MUNICIPAL POLICE (Emergency) . . . . . . . . . . . 092 FIRE SERVICE (Emergency) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 085 POLICE STATION (Santa Ponsa) . . . . 971 003 300 GUARDIA CIVIL (Palma Nova) . . . . . 971 680 645 SON DURETA HOSPITAL. . . . . . . . . . 971 175 000 INSALUD (Magalluf) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 971 131 502 INSALUD (Sta Ponsa) . . . . . . . . . . . . 971 694 654 BRITISH CONSUL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 971 712 445 IRISH CONSUL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 971 719 244 FOREIGN RESIDENTS DEPARTMENT . 971 139 184 CALVIA OMBUDSMAN . . . . . . . . . . 971 139 100 DIRECTORY ENQUIRIES Local . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11818 International. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11825 TOURIST INFO (Magalluf) . . . . . . . . . 971 131 126 TOURIST INFO (Palma Nova) . . . . . . 971 682 365 TOURIST INFO (Santa Ponsa) . . . . . . 971 691 712 LIONS CLUB DE CALVIA . . . . . . . . . . 971 680 989

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ROTARY CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 971 677 546 ROUND TABLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 971 233 222 FREEMASONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 971 130 151 TRAVEL INFORMATION AIR EUROPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 971 717 974 AIRTOURS/MYTRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . 971 789 838 AIR 2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 971 178 828 BRITISH MIDLAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 971 453 112 BRITISH TRAVEL AGENT . . . . . . . . . . 971 132 100 EASY JET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 299 992 FERRY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . 971 405 014 FIRST CHOICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 971 789 440 JMC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 971 454 505 MONARCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Info 971 789 580 Reservations 912 789 580 PALMA AIRPORT General enquiries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 971 789 000 Flight information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 971 789 099 SERVITOUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 971 789 349 THOMSON/TUI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 971 789 491

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SUNBURN by Dr James Harris How to prevent sunburn Apply a good sun protection cream before going out - not forgetting to protect lips, hands, ears and the back of the neck. Even if it is overcast or you plan to stay in the shade all day you will need sun protection cream (harmful rays can penetrate clouds). If you are going to swim use a waterproof sun cream and always remember to re-apply it afterwards. When you are not sunbathing or swimming wear protective clothing. A wide-brimmed hat and loose cotton clothing with long sleeves help protect the skin. Children especially should wear plenty of high sun factor cream and cover up. The closer the weave of your clothing, the better protection it will provide. There are special sunprotective outfits available for children, which include Legionaire's-style hats to protect the back of your childs neck. The sun is at its hottest between 1 and 2pm so take extra care between these times. Better still try and stay indoors. If you must get a tan do so very gradually. Start with about 15 minutes exposure and then increase it by a few minutes each time you sunbathe.

How to treat sunburn Apply a soothing compress dipped in cold water, cold skimmed milk or witch hazel. Cold plain yoghurt is also cooling and soothing. Apply to all sunburn areas then rinse off in a cool shower. A cool bath can also help ease the pain. Afterwards, pat the skin dry with a clean towel but do not rub the skin as you will make it worse. Soapy water or a bubble bath can irritate burnt skin. Moisturise your skin (for example with aqueous cream or E45) after a soak or compress as your skin will probably be quite dry after being sunburnt. Research has shown that aloe vera extract applied to a burn helps soothe the area and may help the skin to recover more quickly. lcepacks can also help if the burn is mild. An ideal icepack is a bag of frozen peas in a damp cloth held on the area for 15 minutes at a time while tea bags soaked in cool water and applied to eyelids will help reduce swelling and pain. Aspirin (300mg) or ibuprofen (200mg) can also help relieve the pain, itching, and swelling of sunburn. Take two tablets every four to six hours. Drink plenty of fluids - especially water - to counteract the drying effects of the sunburn.

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MONEY

BEWARE of people hanging around cash machines offering to give you help

You are advised to use a safe deposit box if one is available in your accommodation and just carry the necessary amount of money out with you. You can change travellers cheques or cash into euros at the reception desk of your hotel or apartment block, at local banks or change bureaux (such as ‘Jevidrian’ opposite). To change travellers cheques you must show your passport for ID purposes. It is advisable to check that the amount of money you are given corresponds with the exchange rate offered - remember this changes daily. Most banks have cash machines which accept your cash card from home and the instructions for use are usually available in many languages. REPORT LOST/STOLEN CREDIT CARDS If you want to use your credit card to purchase Barclaycard 00 44 1619 535 254 goods or services you will usually be asked for proof Lloyds TSB 00 44 1702 278 270 of ID so make sure you have either your passport or HSBC 00 44 1442 422 929 photo driving licence with you. NatWest 00 44 1423 700 545 Nationwide 00 44 2476 438 996 Halifax 00 44 1133 809 574 American Express 00 44 1273 696 933 Mastercard 900 971 231 Visa 900 991 124 LOST/STOLEN TRAVELLERS CHEQUES American Express 00 44 1273 571 600 Visa 900 97 4414

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CURRENCY CONVERTER Euros 1.00 5.00 10.00 20.00 50.00

£ £0.90 £4.51 £9.03 £18.05 £45.12

£ £1.00 £5.00 £10.00 £20.00 £100.00

Euros 1.11 5.54 11.08 22.16 110.81

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MOTORING

NOTE - the breathalyser limit in Spain is about half of that in the UK

Always ask the total price when you are hiring a car, so that you are fully aware the re are no hidden ex t r a s. You ne e d t o b e ov e r 2 5 y e ar s o f age , h o l d a f ul l dr i v i n g licence from your country of residence, and have at least two years driving experience. Just take it steady at first - you will soon get used to driving on the ‘wrong side’ of the road. Remember that the centre of the road should always be on the driver’s side just as it is ‘back home’. Overtaking on the ‘inside’ is commonplace here! Also watch out for scooter drivers weaving in and out of the traffic - they appear from nowhere! There are ‘on the spot’ fines for a range of offences including failure to wear seat belts, using mobile phones while driving and not having the correct paperwork in the car. So beware! Refuelling Nearby filling stations are marked on the maps in the centre pages. Whilst refuelling, you must switch of f your lights and disengage mobile phones. Many Mallorcan filling stations are not self-ser vice. If they are not, then just sit in your car and hand your keys to the attendant, he will do the rest. He’ll probably expect a tip in the region of 50 centimos for his efforts. If you want your tank filling up all you have to say is: lleno (pronounced ‘Yenno’) Scooter & Moped Hire For all vehicles over 50 cc a valid driving licence is required. You will also need to produce your passport for insurance registration purposes. Helmets are supplied by the hire company and are usually included in the price. Car Parking The local car parks are marked on the maps on the centre pages. In most towns car parking is free, but check for signs and also yellow road markings which indicate no, or restricted parking. If you park illegally your car will be towed away and in its place on the pavement will be a red or orange sticker telling you who to phone in order to get it back. Expect to pay around 120 euros. You have been warned... If you visit Palma, there are plenty of underground car parks - just remember which one you put your car in! The cost is charged at about 3 centimos per minute. There are also plenty of Pay & Display meters - the maximum period of stay in metered areas is two hours however, it’s free between 2.00pm and 4.30pm and after 8.00 pm. Parking Restrictions Where you see these signs you must write your arrival time on a piece of paper and display it prominently inside your windscreen to enable you to park for an hour and a half without charge. Failure to display your arrival time will result in a fine. Parking spaces are marked on the road with blue lines. The restrictions are in operation at the following times: Monday-Friday: 9.30am-1.30pm & 4.30pm-8pm Saturdays: 9.30am-1.30pm ,

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IMPORTANT Police here are hot on enforcing traffic laws, so please remember: • Using hand-held mobiles when driving is illegal. • Switch off mobile phones, radios, the engine and lights when refuelling. • High visibility reflective jackets must be worn if drivers exit their vehicle on main roads. • Motorists must give way to cyclists. • Cyclists are subject to the same breathalyser limit as drivers. • The breathalyser limit is less than half of that in the UK so the best advice is don’t drink AT ALL if you have to drive. • All cars must carry 2 reflective triangles for use in case of a breakdown. Butano/Gas can now be purchased in Calvia instead of Palma Nova. From Calvia center take the road to Capdellá, you will find it on the left passed the Polysport one. Mon - Fri. 8:00 till 13:00 & 15:00 till 19:00 Sat. 8:00 to 13:00 Tel: 971 682 000

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SUGGESTED CAR TRIPS If you hire a car during your holiday then you should take advantage of this beautiful island and visit as much of it as you can during your stay. You’ll discover that Mallorca has much more to offer than just sun and sangria. One of the nicest and most exhilarating trips you can embark upon is a drive along the coast to Deya and Valldemossa. The road is a bit twisty at times, but the views of both sea and countryside are spectacular in places. Take the main road to Andraitx. At Andraitx follow the signs to Estellenchs. You are then on the coast road that takes you up to Valldemosa and then on to Deya. You should take an opportunity to park up in both

towns and walk around as they are beautiful, particularly Deya which has many tiny back streets to explore. Keep an eye out for the rich and famous in that area too, as it’s a popular stopping off point for all sorts of celebrities. Michael Douglas owns a house not too far away and Richard Branson used to own hotel ‘La Residencia’ in Deya. If you’re considering staying there for the night, note that this luxury comes at a price, but, who knows, you could well be sharing it with some celebrity tourists! To return, drive back to Valldemossa and then follow the ‘Palma’ signs until you see the sign for the ‘Via Cintura’, which is the Palma Ring Road. Join the Via Cintura and follow the signs to Andraitx, and it’ll eventually take you back to Palma Nova, Magalluf then Santa Ponsa. On another day, you might like to take a return trip to Valldemossa, via Palma, and then take the coast road to the town of Soller. www.santaponsascene.com

The San Francisco tram in Port de Soller

Again the views are something special. Leave your car in Soller and take a ride on the old San Francisco tram down to the Port of Soller. That in itself is quite an experience. To return, take either the road over the mountains to Palma, or alternatively, there is the shorter trip via the toll tunnel. The mountain road is an exhilarating journey to say the

Just one of the many hairpin bends on the mountain road to Soller.

least! This road has more than 50 hairpin bends in it as you make your way over the mountain. They are safe provided you keep your distance and watch your speed. Again, when you reach Palma, take the Via Cintura and follow the Andraitx signs to bring you back to Magalluf, Palma Nova and then Santa Ponsa at the windmill.

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CLOTHING CONVERSION CHART All sizes are approximate as they do vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

LADIES CLOTHING UK 10 12 Spanish 40 42 MEN’S CLOTHING UK 36 38 Spanish 46 48

MEN’S SHIRTS UK 14 141/2 15 Spanish 36 37 38

14 44 40 50

16 46

18 48

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LADIES SHOES UK 3 4 5 6 Spanish 35 36 37 38 MEN’S SHOES UK 6 7 8 9 10 Spanish 40 41 42 43 44

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CHILDREN’S CLOTHING Height (Cm) 98 106 Age (Years) 3 4 CHILDREN’S SHOES UK 5 6 Spanish 20 21

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LOCAL GOLF COURSES Golf is one of the fastest growing sports on the island and Mallorca is blessed with many fantastic courses, attracting regular golfing visitors to the island, many of whom return year after year. SANTA PONSA Santa Ponsa is lucky enough to have two Championship golf courses, both having staged the Balearic Open, which has formed part of the European PGA Tour. As a visitor to the town you can only play on the Santa Ponsa I course; Santa Ponsa II, and Santa Ponsa III are for the exclusive use of shareholders. Santa Ponsa I opened in 1977 and is a par-72 course at 6,106 metres. Green fees are expensive, as they are throughout Mallorca and a round will cost you 88 euros, 9 holes is 40 euros but discounts are available if you travel with certain tour operators. Enquire with the company you travelled with to see if you are eligible for a discount card. The green fee is for a round and not the day. Tee reservations are recommended and can be made by phoning 971 69 02 11. You can hire clubs, buggies and golf trolleys. Buggies are 40 euros for 18 holes and 25 euros for 9 holes. Club hire is 20 euros. There are full club house facilities to relax in after your round. The location of the course is marked on the Santa Ponsa map (centre pages), but don’t be fooled by its apparent proximity to the centre of Santa Ponsa. The entrance to the golf course complex is within walking distance, but it is a long way from there to the club house. You’ll need a car or taxi to take you. MAGALLUF & PALMA NOVA The nearest course to Magalluf and Palma Nova is the Poniente Golf Course designed by John D Harris. It’s situated just outside Magalluf, not far from Aqualand, which you can find on the map (centre pages), and although it’s not within walking distance from the resorts, it’s only five minutes from Magalluf, and ten minutes from Palma Nova, by car or taxi. Open since 1978, this well designed course has long been popular with British holidaymakers and residents alike. It’s a very challenging course to play, offering a blend of severity and fairness with some spectacular views. The 10th is one of the best holes on the course, and one is relieved to come away with your par 4. The 16th hole is another tough one, but you can be let off for not faring too well, as the views from the fairway across the Calvia area and towards Palma are quite outstanding and one can easily take their mind off the job in hand - trying to get that little ball into a hole, not much bigger, a quarter of a mile away! A round of golf at Poniente will cost you 88,00 euros. If you only want to play 9 holes it’s 45,00 euros, but you can only do that after 5pm in the Summer and after 3pm in the Winter. Buggy hire is 40 euros for the round, a trolley 4,50 euros and club hire is 20 euros per set. There is also a driving range available at a cost of 20 euros. Tee times must be reserved in advance. Tel: (00 34) 971 130 148 www.santaponsascene.com

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DUTY ALLOWANCES The following is an extract from HM Customs and Excise brochure “Flying Abroad ? Bringing Back Cigarettes or Alcohol? Don’t be taken for a Smuggler”. You can bring into the UK as much EU duty paid tobacco and alcohol as long as it is for your own use, which includes: Bringing back goods for your own consumption. Bringing back gifts for family and friends. You cannot bring back goods for commercial purposes, which includes: Bringing back goods for payment - even payment in kind. Bringing back goods for family and friends if they are paying you, giving you the cost price or paying for some or all of your travel costs. Bringing back goods for re-sale. If you bring back large quantities of alcohol or tobacco goods and are stopped by Customs you may be asked some basic questions about your trip and purchases and the purposes for which you hold the goods. This particularly applies if you have more than the following amounts: 3200 cigarettes 200 cigars 400 cigarillos 3kg of smoking tobacco 110 litres of beer 90 litres of wine 10 litres of spirits 20 litres of fortified wine (such as port or sherry) These are only guide levels based on European law and Customs do NOT enforce absolute limits. The questions and checks which the Officer makes could be about: The frequency of your travel The amount and type of goods purchased The reason for purchasing the goods A couple of comments we at the Scene would like to make: (a)

It does not state that you can only take either 3200 cigarettes or 200 cigars. The brochure implies that you can take ALL of the above listed items

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The quantities quoted are the amounts you are allowed to take INTO the UK - however, we have read of incidents on mainland Spain where people have had more than 800 cigarettes confiscated because the Spanish authorities reckon that is the maximum for personal consumption - and who are we to argue with Spanish customs officials!

The EU Countries from which you can bring duty paid goods are: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, The Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain (but not the Canary Islands) Sweden, The UK (but not Gibraltar or the Channel Islands) www.santaponsascene.com

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SPORT & SPORTING EVENTS Golf has rapidly become one of the most popular sporting past times amongst visitors to Mallorca and you can find many courses within only half-an-hours drive. For more local golfing information see page 28. If, however, you prefer to enjoy your sport from the comfort of a chair, you’ll find that most bars will be showing all the main sporting events via SKY and Spanish TV channels so you won’t miss a thing while you’re on holiday. We’ve only just got over World Cup fever, but footy is back on our screens this month as the season begins again in earnest. The pick of the matches being shown on TV are below and don’t forget that here in Spain you can also see a live remiership match on Spanish TV every Saturday at 4pm. Englands cricketers take on Pakistan in the second test at Edgbaston (6th-10th), a Twenty20 finals day in Southampton (14th), the third test at the Oval (18th-22nd) and the fourth test at Lord’s (26th-30th). Other sporting highlights to watch out for this month include the US PGA Championship (12th-15th), two formula One races: the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest (1st) and the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa (29th), and the US Tennis Open begins (30th). Horse racing fans will want to check out the York Ebor Meeting (17-20). You can always pop into the Winning Post (opposite) to watch all the live races from the UK and Ireland.

THE PICK OF LIVE SPORT ON TV FOOTBALL Sat 8 Sat 14 Sat 14 Sun 15 Mon 16 Sat 21 Sun 22 Sun 22 Mon 23 Sat 28 Sat 28 Sun 29 Sun 29 Friendly Wed 11

Chelsea v Man. Utd Tottenham v Man. City Chelsea v West Brom Liverpool v Arsenal Man. Utd v Newcastle Utd Wigan Athletic v Chelsea Newcastle Utd v Aston Villa Fulham v Manchester United Manchester City v Liverpool Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal Man. Utd v West Ham Utd Bolton Wdrs v Birmhm. City Aston Villa v Everton Internationals England v Hungar y Ireland v Argentina Sweden v Scotland Wales v Luxembourg Montenegro v N.Ireland

15.00 13.45 18.30 17.00 21.00 18.15 14.30 17.00 21.00 13.45 18.30 14.30 17.00 21.00 20.45 20.00 tba tba

Champions League 4 3rd Qualifying Round 2nd leg Braga v Celtic 20.45 17/18 Play-off round 1st leg involving Tottenham Hotspur and possibly Celtic 24/25 Play-off round 2nd leg

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Challenge Cup semi-final: St Helens v Leeds Rhinos 15.30 8 Challenge Cup semi-final: Warrington v Catalans Dragons16.30 28 Challenge Cup final 15.30 There are also live Super League games on Sky Sports over the weekends of 13-15 and 20-22 August but, at the time of going to press, the match details are not known.

NB: Fixtures are correct at time of press but may be subject to change. Times shown are Spanish and, like the fixtures, may also be subject to change. www.santaponsascene.com

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MEDICAL HELP

NB: Form E111 is no longer valid. You should now have a European Health Insurance Card

If you do feel under the weather then your first port of call could be the local chemist (farmacia) - there are five in Santa Ponsa (marked on the map by the number “4”) and eight in the Magalluf and Palma Nova area (marked on the map by the letter “D”). They are very helpful and speak good English and will usually be able to advise a remedy, or if a visit to the doctor is necessary. Make sure it is the pharmacist, not a clerk, that you take advice from. If you’re covered by holiday or private insurance for medical treatment, one of the private surgeries is the place to go and you can find them on the maps. Make sure you keep all your receipts for any medical treatment and medication to enable you to make an insurance claim on your return home. WHEN VISITING A The National Health clinics (Insalud) are also shown on the maps. You can receive state treatment there if you PRIVATE DOCTOR produce a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). You REMEMBER TO TAKE will only be required to pay up to 40% of the cost of any prescribed medicines. SOME MONEY AS Insalud Santa Ponsa - Tel: 971 69 46 54. EACH VISIT USUALLY Insalud Magalluf - Tel:971 131 502 If you require an ambulance in an extreme emergency COSTS AROUND 80€ either call the Spanish ambulance service on 061 or use the European SOS Line on 112 who have English speaking operators. You could be asked to pay the cost of the ambulance when it arrives, so make sure you have some cash available.

EUROPEAN EMERGENCY SERVICES SOS LINE: 112

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