Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. Faith alone defends. - Helen Keller
My name is Memphis Holland and I am the Founder of Affordable Mallorca.
The one thing that most people have never known about me is that I arrived on the island in 1984 and lived here quiety on/off from then until now.
I love Mallorca because of the geography, the food and the culture. No matter where I am on the island, I stand in awe of the diversity in flora and fauna. I grew up on the tastes and smells of this island. No matter where I am in the world, Mallorca is home to me.
My favorite drink on the island is almond tea from Catalina at Natural Café Qcute in Port Andratx but I usually have a bottle of Font Vella con gas with me at all times.
My favorite food on the island is freshly-made lemon sorbet from almost any café.
My favorite thing to do on the island is wander. I love aimlessly wandering, whether I am in Palma, one of the villages, hiking in the mountains or on the coast. Truth be told, I have a favorite place on the island and it begins with a “B.”
I love what I do on behalf of the readers of Affordable Mallorca because I love connecting people to hidden treasures in the form of people, events and small businesses. Exploring how to create a rich life (on a budget) and sharing these great discoveries with others is what gives my life meaning.
I believe Affordable Mallorca helps the island and the world by preserving the stories, cultural diversity, heritage and food. We serve as a bridge between the authentic Mallorca and the globally connected world. Over the past 35 years, I have seen Mallorca go through a metamorphous from a sleepy island to a vibrant world class city. What was once an affordable place for a second-home has become too expensive for many to enjoy the quiet life.
While the infrastructure is much improved on the island, which has brought many tourists, these changes have come at the expense of the environment and has raised the prices on properties, food and other amenities that make Mallorca a special place.
I've also seen how finding an affordable property, affordable restaurants and affordable service providers on the island is like looking for a pearl in the ocean. So, I created Affordable Mallorca to support my treasure hunt and, I hope, help others.
My ultimate dream is a simple life… always the same - - swimming in Sant Elm at sunset then attending a musical event at the CCA in Andratx.
5 mayo, 2020