Picturesque Portocolom

The seaside towns of Mallorca have a definite charm and appeal to them. This particular town, Portocolom, is too pretty to not post pictures of it. This small town of 3,000 residents seems like it’s a world away from the…

Making Wishes in Portocolom

“Wind to thy wings. Light to thy path. Dreams to thy heart.” ~Anonymous Along a hidden, rocky shore near Portocolom is a place where people go to make wishes. Wish-making happens in sets of three. So, when my friend and…

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…

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…

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