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Old 29-06-2008, 23:32
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We were in the port last week and noticed that it seemed somewhat quiet compared to the same weeks last year and in years previous to that.

The Japanese Shaitsu man wasn't in his usual spot on the Pine Walk.
Also no sand sculptures on the beach and none of those tacky little stalls that were on the increase last year in the evening along the front of the Daina and Miramar hotels.
I admit I was quite relieved as last year the stalls and sand sculptures did seem to be taking over, but at the same time it was a surprise to return and find them all gone.
Were they officially moved on or are there just not enough people around at the moment to bring in the money ???
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Old 30-06-2008, 11:29
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The sand sculptures were in evidence in mid-June - I did have the feeling of "same old, same old" looking at them. They did draw a bit of a crowd.

But there's no doubt that business is a bit down in PP this year. Must be tough for the Tex-Mex man with all his businesses.........Bless!
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Hi, yes, we thought the same.Where has everybody gone? We returned a week ago and also remarked how quiet it was.We also missed the masseur (Visiting from Japan) , the hubub of the stalls on the front and where is the Magician and his unicycle who used to perform by the Orange Bar? That guy was so entertaining no matter how many times you watched him and his control of the kids was a joy to watch. Biggest loss of all was the closure of Katys Bar on Pine Walk . We understand that Katy passed away in January this year and will be sadly missed by many especially those like us who knew her quite well.
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Old 30-06-2008, 21:44
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My children have always enjoyed a little browse around the stalls in the evening, usually while I finish off my wine, so they'll be disappointed if they're not there this year. But for me the loss of Katy's Bar is a real blow. I loved to stop off there on the way home from the beach for a cold drink or for a night cap while the children played on the beach. The view from the little tables was spectacular. Very sad.
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Some comment on the 'alcudiapollensa' blog on this subject. Looks like people are trying to talk numbers up officially, but the truth may be different. This is the link: http://alcudiapollensa.blogspot.com/...er-or-not.html

And unfortunatly I can only see things getting worse next year.

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Old 01-07-2008, 06:21
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The stalls that used to be on the front were round the Square last year when we went in August, are they in the Square this year?
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I think there are much cheaper places to go on holiday now and what with the recession in the UK, fewer people will be able to afford to holiday in places like PP, where prices seem to be on the up with each passing year. It won't be long before you're paying 3 for a pint of lager ( you already do in Mulligan's) like in the UK.
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Got back at the weekend after 3 weeks in PP,and the time just flew by,and to be honest I didn't notice much difference to previous years in numbers although I did notice there were more Germans and East Europeans visiting - maybe replacing British tourists who are suffering from the credit crunch.

There was a guy with sand sculptures outside Dainas but they were not on the scale of last year and there were less stalls in evidence on the front but there was an increase in the number of guys trying to sell cheap toys, "jewellery" and "brand name watches" around the bars around the square.
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:58
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We're off to PP later this month and I have to say that if it is a bit quieter then that is fine by me! The last few years have been getting busier and busier and we virtually avoid the square later on now at night as it is so crowded.
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Old 01-07-2008, 18:22
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I'm with you there Cocoa

We have to come in July or august due to school hols , but over the last couple of years have found it too crowded

Thats why I love it when we come in April or October ......

So if its less crowded , all the better I say
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We used to like the 'tacky little stalls' on the Pine walk! i hope they are there in Aug.
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does anyone know what happened to the Japanese chap - maybe he made enough ,money for retirement???
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We were there at the start of June and I agree it was much quieter than previous years especially as it was the school holidays (or maybe everyone had seen the weather report and decided to stay at home!!!!!).

I also noticed that everything seemed to be more expensive than last year. The receptionist in our hotel confirmed this by saying that everything had gone up by 25% since last year!!!

Still hasn't put me off though and I will be back in October!!!
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Just back - defo quieter but still fab!

No stalls, sand sculptures or accordian players witnessed (shame about the latter huh? ) The Square seemed quieter - but mainly to folks wandering about - the restaurants still seemed fully occupied. They appear to have stopped the cafes putting their tables along the edge of the garden at the bottom of the square too.

Jose was still doing his sweeties trick but the numbers of kids seemed smaller. Bony's was packed and still as much fun as ever! Jose was on top form asking my 72 year old mother for her phone number and spraying us with Linx because we said there was a funny smell at our table! Jose 2 is just as mental! Doing the old drink spilling trick. LOL! Measures still lethal!

Watched the police move the hair braiders on from the seafront (confiscated their board too!) Same numbers of Nigerian watch / DVD/ flashing lights specs sellers but they don't bother you - take a gentle no and are very polite.

No sign of timeshare touts or street entertainers of any description. In fact other than Elvis advertised at the Irish Bar there was no evidence of Live Music to be found. (missed the classical guitar outside Casinet) Bar Joker was playing it's Stock, Aitken and Waterman tape from 1987 and Bony's had it's usual eclectic mix.

Not exactly a ghost town I would say! You'll still have a ball!

Lala
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A thankfully reassuring posting Lala. Glad you had a great time.

Sharon
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