Our first night here was spent in an Airbnb, and the first thing our host did was pour us a glass of water. It was summer, and it was hot, so we eagerly gulped it down, and both simultaneously gagged. It was salty, and tasted like it came out of a garden hose. That was … More Mallorca Monday: Can you drink the water?
This is a continuation of our experience with Sant Antoni which started here. 7:30 is when the big song in the church started. Only 1,500 people can go in the church, but over 5,000 of us stood outside of the church to be part of it. It was a crush of people. I don’t think … More Sant Antoni Festival 2 and Video
We just blogged about the who’s, what’s and why’s of Sant Antoni. But we wanted to talk about our personal experiences with the big Sant Antoni festival. As we said it was a whirlwind two weeks of absolutely fun nonsense. We tried to go to as many bonfires, communal barbecues, demon dances, and animal blessings … More Our Sant Antoni Festival
Manacor has just finished a whirlwind two weeks of absolutely fun nonsense. Bonfires, communal barbecue, demons dancing, and animal blessings. It’s been a mess of partying, merriment, and chanting. The Sant Antoni (Saint Anthony) festival is fairly unique to our area. Palma (the capital) has some different stuff (also related to Saint Sebastian) but it doesn’t … More Mallorca Monday: Sant Antoni
If you ever go to Mallorca the first thing you’ll see when you look down from the plane are windmills. When you take a bus or taxi from the airport you’ll see about a million more windmills. When you google “Why does Mallorca” it autocompletes “have so many windmills?” So we’re here to answer that … More Mallorca Monday: Windmills
Welcome to probably the most exclusive food you’ve never heard of: Sospiros. All of my students know what they are, and they recommend them to me at every turn, but I get the impression that none of them have eaten them within the last two years. They are only popular with older people, and only … More Mallorca Monday: Sospiros de Manacor
Yup, instead of Spain Sunday, it’s Mallorca Monday! All the things you didn’t know you wanted to know about Mallorca, in one handy blog. To be honest, a lot of this is going to be written as we learn it (just like the Spain Sundays) so we are going to start with the first and … More Mallorca Monday: Mallorca or Majorca?