It’s that time of year again. All the things we could’ve blogged about but didn’t because it wasn’t long enough, or we were busy, or whatever. What have we been up to? What haven’t we been up to? We leave in exactly 10 days and we are not handling it very well. Our days are spent skulking … More Winter Short Stories
A few weeks back we decided to take a bus up to a small town named Capdepera to see their Medieval Festival. I had never been to a Medieval festival so I didn’t know what to expect. Chris had been to the one near Denver, so he was super excited. We knew ahead of time … More Capdepera Medieval Festival
Hawaii is made from underwater volcanoes Come with us 250 million years ago to the Triassic Period (just before your favorite period – the Jurassic one, you know, the one with all the dinosaurs). Mammals looked like this: And the world looked like this: You may be familiar with Pangea (when everything was one … More Mallorca Monday: How the Balearic Islands Were Formed
We decided to make our second ever Mallorcan recipe! Our first was about Sospiros, which you can check out over here. If you want to skip straight to the recipe, go straight to the bottom, but some of this requires some explanation. We also wrote a bit about the history of empanadas in Mallorca, which … More Recipe: Empanadas Mallorquinas
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?
Two weekends ago was important for two reasons. First, it was my birthday. Second, it was a national holiday in Spain. And because those two events coincided just perfectly, we decided that we needed to do something special to take advantage of it. We both really wanted to go for a hike, so we did … More Visiting Alcudia
I consider hand turkeys to be the one thing I can 100% say is American. People always say oh hamburgers or pizza but those are German and Italian. The saying goes “more American than apple pie” but apple pie actually comes from England. Baseball? Sure we did invent that one but it’s only America’s third … More Thanksgiving
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
As of May 3rd we have been officially accepted to participate in the auxiliar program (what we’re currently doing) in the Balearic Islands next year. We had said it was our top choice and since we applied early we got it! We don’t have school or city (or for that matter island) placement yet. So … More Spain Sunday: The Balearic Islands!