We got home from our wonderful trip to Mallorca yesterday. It really relaxed us and cleared our minds. It was quite hot and we felt that we had succeeded in getting a break from Sweden, but we can draw some lessons from it. While walking through the city, we heard some strange noises. It turned out being a big demonstration-against us, tourists! It really felt like we weren't welcomed or like they wanted us out of the island. I got really worried so I checked the newspaper and it really made me realize the reason behind the anger. It turned out that the residents were extremely affected by our and every other tourist's visit. A big part of the jobs at Mallorca has to do with tourism, and there is no "place" for other jobs outside the category tourism.
Another problem is the bad effects on the environment by a simple trip to Mallorca. A lot of people don't think about this, the biggest part of a trip that affects the environment is the flight. Airplanes travel omits a lot of carbon dioxide emissions, which is not good for the earth since carbon dioxide is one of the biggest greenhouse gases that affect the global warming a lot.
The good thing about our trip was that we didn't drive to our destinations, instead, we walked because the hotel was quite close to everything. The reason why it was a positive thing is that the car also omits a lot of carbon dioxide emissions. So if you care about your actions try to walk or use public transportation instead of a car. It's much better and less harmful to mother earth.
All-inclusive wasn't included in the trip, which we thought was something bad because it would mean extra costs, but after our research, we found out that it was actually a good thing. Without all-inclusive, we contributed to the local economy in Mallorca, which resulted that we didn't throw the same amount of food that we maybe would have done if we had all-inclusive. So even if it may sound good to have all-inclusive, don't always pick that. Try to think about the effects of your choices.
We found out much more things, but it's too much for only one post. The important thing is not to hear about our experiences, it's to make your own observations during your trip and how you can make it better the next time. For your own sake, but also for the environment.
See you next time!