Giving Thanks from Mallorca

This year’s Thanksgiving celebration was especially unique. I celebrated the holiday with a fellow American teacher (who lives down in the southeast corner of the island) and her close circle of friends; these friends also teach English in the Felanitx…

Capturing Details in Photographs

When wandering around new places (or even our normal surroundings for that matter), it’s important to notice and appreciate the details. Since I carry my camera and iPod Touch around with me on most days, I try to capture these…

Simple Pleasure #7: Travel Postcards

“All journeys have secret destinations  of which the traveler is unaware.” ~Martin Buber   So far from Spain, I’ve written postcards from every city that I’ve visited. These postcards go to my family and friends, since I want them to…

Dijous Bo in Inca

At school yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that our afternoon classes were canceled due to Dijous Bo, or Good Thursday, in the nearby town of Inca. When asked if I wanted a ride there from a fellow teacher,…

Mallorca Road Trip, Day 2

Destination: Lluc & Fornalutx As the foreigner in town, people say things to me like, “You should go to [city name]” or “[city name] has a great [church, market, beach].” I love getting these sorts of recommendations and add them…

Mallorca Road Trip, Day 1

Destination: Cap de Formentor Living on an island in the Mediterranean has its perks: great weather, beautiful scenery, and a laid-back lifestyle. It also has its drawbacks: public transportation outside of the main tourist season isn’t very good, and travel…

Market Day in Alcúdia

It’s market day in Alcúdia and the street vendors are out selling their wares. You’ll find whatever your heart desires at these local markets: vegetables for your afternoon meal, meat or cheese to go with your wine, or flowers to…

Simple Pleasure #6: Cute Kids

This kids at my school are the highlight of my work days. I’m surprised at how much I’m enjoying them! Not having been around kids that much, I was actually pretty nervous about working with them.  These kids are quick…

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