There are still large parts of the island of Mallorca that are free of tourist development; where wild mountains rise above almond orchards and where black pigs rummage in the cold March sun; where farmers with accents so thick a Spaniard would struggle to understand them play cards in spartan bars and are suspicious of strangers.
We’ve had black chocolate and then almond chips in black chocolate; they’ve been packaged really small and packaged really big; and we’ve had pineapple and orange, melon, passion fruit, cheesecake …” Mark Dytham of Tokyo-based Klein Dytham Architects is enthusing over the diversity of the Japanese Kit Kat, which makes Britain's selection seem paltry.
Portugal doesn’t really need Rem Koolhaas. It reputedly produces more architects per head of population than any other country in the world. And it has two of the greatest living architects – Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souta de Moura – sharing an office in Porto, its second city.