Family Visit to Mallorca

Family Visit to Mallorca

One of the greatest joys in traveling is sharing your adventures with those you love. Luckily for me, my sister and brother-in-law came to visit me in Spain for the Christmas holiday. We toured around the island, visited some of…

Spanish Style

“Know, first, who you are;  and then adorn yourself accordingly.”   ~Epictetus Men and women in Spain are very stylish. After speaking with several Mallorcan women, they’ve told me that the women in Spain have somewhat of a uniform: leather jacket,…

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…

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…

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