For our second day in the area we decided to see what the “Little Carpathians” had to offer. Our plan was to take a train to Svätý Jur (“sva-tee-yer”) aka “Saint George” named after the dragon slayer. We wanted to see the White Castle ruins there then take a train to Trnava and adventure around … More Svätý Jur and Bratislava
20 days. 5 countries. 1,262km/784 miles by train and bus. Our last trip in Europe before we move to Asia: here we go. We flew into Austria then headed to Slovakia, Slovenia, technically Italy, and Croatia. We were armed with a small backpack, a duffel bag and a 25 page word document spelling our hotels, … More Bratislava
A visitor to Mallorca usually comes expecting to eat tons of Paella, some fresh seafood, and to drink a ton of sangria. But these visitors are missing out on the second most (behind sobrasada) beloved food on the island. Crackers. Mallorca has an obsession with crackers, or galletas. These special crackers have a similar taste to … More Mallorca Monday: Cracker Snacks
You can’t talk to a Mallorquin about food without sobrasada being brought up. Every single class I have had has asked me, without fail, “Have you had sobrasada?” “Do you like sobrasada?”. It does not exists anywhere else in Spain, and it is a purely Mallorcan tradition. So here we go! Basically, it’s like a … More Mallorca Monday: Sobrasada
“Empanada” is a general term you see a lot with Spanish dishes that can mean many different things. Literally, it means breaded, (or enbreaded in, surrounded by bread). So sometimes you’ll see “Pollo Empanada” on a menu, and it’s just a breaded chicken breast. We actually made this mistake in Puerto Rico, we wanted a … More Mallorca Monday: Empanadas
December 23rd – Eating our way around Christmas Markets We arrived in Vienna at 2 pm (they actually call it Wien hence Wiener Schnitzel, but we’ll call it Vienna). We’ve been in the Mediterranean for a while and were quite surprised when the sun started setting around three, since the sun doesn’t set in Mallorca … More Our Viennese Christmas
There are very few constants in Spanish culture or laws. What means one thing today means something tomorrow. What works in one region might not work in another. So I think it goes without saying that the cuisine has no constants either. There is no one food that represents the entirety of Spain. Tortilla and … More Spain Sunday: Eating in Spain!