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09/22/2016

''LAS FOTOS'' By Katrhyn Maloney : CIEE Palma de Mallorca

Entrada 11

Name : Katrhyn Maloney

University : Providence College

FOTOS ABOUT PALMA 

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http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-language-culture

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-internship-program

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/ireland/dublin/dublin-to-palma-summer-tourism-in-europe

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/netherlands/groningen/groningen-to-palma-summer-environmental-issues

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/palma-to-kralendijk-summer-marine-science

08/05/2016

"EXCURSION TO ES TRENC" GROUP III: CIEE PALMA DE MALLORCA, SUMMER 2016

 

 

Last weekend we took the bus to Es Trenc and spent the day in the sun. We relaxed, hung out, and a couple of the students went paddle boarding!13699958_1204083789644129_4970193040044144687_n 13775414_1204082436310931_4018961988857925516_n Courtney the pro.13731729_1204082506310924_5311423682942163189_n Courtney and Rachel testing their balance on the board.13775492_1204082659644242_4684726807140808913_nDakota's first time.
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http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/liberal-arts

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/business-tourism

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-language-culture

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-internship-program

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/ireland/dublin/dublin-to-palma-summer-tourism-in-europe

07/29/2016

"MALAGA AND MOROCCO" BY EMILY WILLIAMS: CIEE PALMA DE MALLORCA, SUMMER 2016

Adventure of a Lifetime: Malaga and Morocco

Sara and I had a really good (almost) solo trip to Malaga and Morocco. We survived without data for directions and even made it all the way to Africa and back!

 

07/22/2016

"SERRA DE TRAMUNTANA": CIEE PALMA DE MALLORCA, SUMMER 2016

SERRA DE TRAMUNTANA

On a Saturday excursion, our students spent the afternoon hiking to Cala Deià. Soaking up some sun on the rocks, they spent an hour at the beach before heading to different panoramic lookouts around the coast. They ended the afternoon with a great view and cold “cafe con leche” after spending the day learning about the island’s Roman, Arabic, Christian origins and frequent run-ins with pirates.

 

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Andrew, munching on an apple and excited that he found a hiking stick.

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http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-internship-program

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/ireland/dublin/dublin-to-palma-summer-tourism-in-europe

07/15/2016

"NIGHT OF SAN JUAN": CIEE PALMA DE MALLORCA, SUMMER 2016

 

 

 

 

 

NOCHE DE SAN JUAN

Our second group of summer students arrived just in time for one of Mallorca’s most famous and lively parties, the Night of San Juan. With sparks, drinks, and candles, the Night of San Juan brings all different people and cultures together to celebrate on the beach. Our students watched the sunset over the ocean then made their way over to the Cathedral and watched as the demons paraded their way through the crowd with fireworks and music.13516720_10154226795688632_3889917219897577432_n Parade of demons.13524491_10154226795693632_8671752367607736333_n 13566940_10154226795828632_880045024964801676_n Before the parade - everybody enjoying the sunset with drinks and candles.13566983_10154226795698632_7908280561160068126_nFireworks and sparks.

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http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/liberal-arts

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http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-internship-program

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/ireland/dublin/dublin-to-palma-summer-tourism-in-europe




07/12/2016

"Tuesday Strolls" by Emily Williams: CIEE PALMA DE MALLORCA, SUMMER 2016

 

 

 

Cafes con leche and Good Views

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There are so many small hidden streets in the city that you will never get bored exploring.

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Tangopan- It was definitely the Spanish version of an American breakfast but it still hit the spot and I got to enjoy the sun and people watching while sitting outside.

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Bertoldo - I stopped at this cute little cafe on the corner on the way to cooking class one day. I enjoyed a cafe con leche while people  watching. I could spend hours in Spanish cafes relaxing with a cafe con leche and a snack.

With no possible way go see everything/eat/drink everywhere I have learned to make the most of my time and know that I can’t possibly do everything that I want to here.

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http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/ireland/dublin/dublin-to-palma-summer-tourism-in-europe

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/netherlands/groningen/groningen-to-palma-summer-environmental-issues

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/palma-to-kralendijk-summer-marine-science

 

 

06/23/2016

''Formentor'' By Sara Prust: Ciee Palma de Mallorca, Spring 2016

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Name: Sara Prust

University: University of Purdue

FORMENTOR

 

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I am so in love with this beautiful island!!! You never run out of places to explore. We visited Formentor, the northern most part of the island, and it was incredible!

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Cap de Formentor

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Sara, Emily and Kat

The day we visited, it was very cloudy and rainy but as we say here in Spain ‘Hay que aprovechar!’, it essentially means to seize the day. We climbed the stairs built along the cap de Formentor to get the best views. It wasn’t really raining at this point but very foggy. We were literally in a cloud!

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Fun fact: That “little rock” at the end of the peninsula used to be on top of the tip but has since fallen off to create a tiny island.

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My friends and I had been taking in the view and snapping some pics when I asked someone to take a picture of me. I turned around to get ready and the cloud had completely encompassed us. What should be behind me is the picture above this one of the large peninsula and cove but in seconds the fog covered it all.

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Because of the rain, we also got to see some slugs!!! They are cute little creatures.

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After climbing to the cap we ventured down to Playa de Formentor. This is a long, thin beach that stretches more or less the entire length of the coves interior. Gorgeous even in the clouds and rain. Formentor is very preserved and protected. There is only one hotel and it is very concealed, purposefully placed as to not disrupt the beauty.

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The cove

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The beautiful Med

We were the only ones on the beach which was really cool!

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Can’t wait to come back in the sunshine!!!

Besos, Señorita Sara

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http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/ireland/dublin/dublin-to-palma-summer-tourism-in-europe

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/netherlands/groningen/groningen-to-palma-summer-environmental-issues

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/palma-to-kralendijk-summer-marine-science

06/19/2016

''Hike to la Ermita'' By Sara Prust: Ciee Palma de Mallorca Spring 2016

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Name : Sara Prust

University: University of Purdue

 

 

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Sunday FUNday Hike to La Ermita!!!

A group of us took a bus to the gorgeous and incredibly quaint, Valldemossa. This is the cutest town ever! Every street is so photogenic, covered in stone, layered with plants. So much fun to stroll through.

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Mujeres Fuertes

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Before the hike we stopped to “merendar”, or to eat breakfast or a morning snack, before heading to La Ermita. There is a famous type of bread called Coca de Patata that Valldemossa is known for. Of course we had to get one with coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice, which is totally a common thing in Spain. The Coca de Patata was light and sweet and just delicious!

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El Laberinto/ The Maze

After our “merienda”, we headed off to La Ermita. The route was along the road, so not too challenging. The best part was definitely the incredible views as we walked and talked. The Sierra Tramuntana mountains have my heart… there are honestly one of my favorite things in the world. And on this particular day, there were some clouds (called nubles in spanish) that hovered over the peak. I was taken aback and reminded how great our God is and how breathtaking his creation is.

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This is how I picture heaven

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Oh you know, just taking a stroll through olive trees with the Mediterranean on one side and the Sierra Tramuntana mountains on the other… Is this real life?

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Olive Trees

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My hiking buddies for the day, minus Helena. These ladies are great and really make me laugh. Between Erinn’s snorting, Emily’s constant hilarity, and Kate D’s sarcasm… there was never a dull moment.

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El Campo/The Countryside

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La Ermita

La Ermita translates roughly to hermitage. A hermitage is a secluded place of refuge. It also serves as a sanctuary, a place of God. It was very serene, overlooking the water, being surrounded by mountains, and it was actually nice that it was a bit overcast. I really enjoyed the day. It was great to get out and stretch my legs, have good conversation with even better people, and see the gorgeous island I am so blessed to live on.

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La Ermita/ A Secluded Retreat

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We had some deep life talks while eating bocadillos at an old church on top of a mountain overlooking the Mediterranean Sea… My life is really cool!

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AAaaaaaaannnd they had some cool plants so I was happy! 

Besos y cactus, Señorita Sara

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http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/ireland/dublin/dublin-to-palma-summer-tourism-in-europe

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/netherlands/groningen/groningen-to-palma-summer-environmental-issues

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/palma-to-kralendijk-summer-marine-science

06/16/2016

''Macià Batle Vineyard'' By Sara Prust: CIEE Palma de Mallorca Spring 2016

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Name: Sara Prust

University: University of Purdue

 

 

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This past weekend my Mediterranean Cuisine class took a field trip to Macia Batle Winery. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day! The winery is located in Santa Maria, a short metro ride away.

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The Winery

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Grapevines

We began the day with a tour of the facilities. They first showed us the giant tanks where the wine ferments, then the barrels in which it ages, where it is bottled, stored, and at last where it is sold.

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Fermentation Tanks

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Oak Barrels of wine

The barrels they use are made of Oak. The barrels can be made of many different kinds of wood, but Macia Batle believes that oak creates the most beautiful wine. The interior of the barrel can be natural, toasted, or burnt to render different flavors in the wine. The wine will sit in the temperature and humidity controlled cellar for any number of years, depending on the variety of wine being produced.

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Here is the cellar, filled wall to wall with wine. The wine sits here to age in the bottle before the bottle gets cleaned and a label stuck to the outside.

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Now to the tasting! Our guide started out by pouring us a glass of white wine. She explained that wine has a personality from the moment you remove the cork. She asked us to close our eyes and listen as she poured it into a glass. She described that if it sounds like water, then it is a young and light wine. If it sounds like oil being poured into the glass, it is a more mature, most likely red wine. Next, she told us to smell the wine. Then swirl the wine to aerate it and smell it again. The smell was very changed from the first time. Then sip! Sh mentioned that the first sip is always the most alcoholic tasting one, so don’t judge the wine until the second sip. We sampled both a white and a rose wine. Both “beautiful wines”, as our guide kept saying.

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Wine & Tapas Tasting

We also had the opportunity to sample Quelitas, a traditional Mallorquin cracker, with lots of different toppings. There was marmalade, olive tapenade, almond cream, and two types of olive oil. My favorites were the olive oils and the almond cream.

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Rose Wine

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The Ladies

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Me & Kate twinning in our dresses

The winery was a really cool field trip! It was awesome to see where it is produced, hear about the process, and then sample some great wine. Even better, I did it with some great people! Cheesy, I know, but true.

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Besos y Vino

Señorita Sara

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http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-internship-program

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/ireland/dublin/dublin-to-palma-summer-tourism-in-europe

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/netherlands/groningen/groningen-to-palma-summer-environmental-issues

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/palma-to-kralendijk-summer-marine-science

 

06/15/2016

''Cala d'Or'' By Sara Prust: CIEE Palma de Mallorca Spring 2016

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Name: Sara Prust

University: University of Purdue

Cala d'Or

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I went on a little solo adventure this Sunday to a new place on the island called Cala D’or. It was a long bus ride, and hour and a half, and I fought with the weather but it was definitely worth it!

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Cala d'Or

There are actually seven calas, or coves, in this area. The bus dropped off right in front of Cala D’or but I accidentally got off at the stop before it. Thankfully, a kind older man noticed that I was dressed for the beach and walked me in the right direction. He was very familiar with the area and gave me some tips about which beach is best. He even complemented my Spanish which always makes my day because it does not come easily.

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Map of all the calas

I explored Cala Llonga, Cala D’or, Cala Gran, and Cala Esmeralda. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to see Cala Ferrera or Serena. But hey, now I have a excuse to go back!

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Cala Gran

The temperature was much lower than I expected and unfortunately I was wearing shorts and a bathing suit. I spent the first half hour searching through tourist shops to find some pants. At this point, it had started to rain, I was cold and decided to grab a coffee to warm up and dry off.

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Cala Llonga

By the time I finished my coffee, the sun came out! I was so excited so I hurried out, back to the beach to explore. The coolest part about this area is all of the rocky peninsulas that protect the coves. You can adventure from cala to cala by hiking and climbing all along the rocks. I can not tell you how cool this was. The views were incredible and I was just living on cloud nine!

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Exploring the Peninsulas

I think my favorite feature of the island of Mallorca is the mountainous rocky terrain juxtaposed to the clear, turquoise mediterranean sea. I can not get enough of it! I often see the quote that says “Do more of what make you happy”, and this just really made me happy.

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So the rain had stopped, and I had been exploring for about two hours along the peninsulas and the calas, and it started to sprinkle again. I didn’t worry much, expecting it to pass over and bring more sun. But then, I heard thunder! At this point I was at the tip of a peninsula, at least a twenty minute hike from the closest cala, or beach. So off I went, speed hiking and jumping from rock to rock. I was actually just loving the adventure and the feel of the light rain on my skin and the wind whipping my hair. As I turned a corner, practically rock climbing along the ridge, I saw a man fishing and said “Hola”. I stepped to walk behind him and almost squashed the big fish he had just caught! He laughed at my surprised reaction.

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Enjoying a little bit of the Sunshine

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Just a few moments later, I reached the cala just in time to hustle to catch the bus home. At this point, it was raining but not pouring. About a minute after I had boarded the bus, it started to downpour. I had just made it, thank goodness!

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Even though I had some trouble with the weather, I loved the adventure! This part of the island is absolutely breathtaking, the water is crystal clear and blue. The perfect way to spend my Sunday!

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Today, I think I was most thankful for my rain jacket because without the jacket I would have been frozen and soaked. I am also thankful for my iPhone camera because I could attempt to capture the beauty that I saw, even though the the pictures don’t do it justice. Oh man, I just love this island! A huge thanks to everyone who helped me get here. I really am so grateful for you supporting me and helping me have the opportunity to explore the world. Being abroad is without a doubt the coolest experience I have had in my life.

Until next time!

Besos y hasta luego, Señorita Sara

 

 

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http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/liberal-arts

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/business-tourism

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-language-culture

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-internship-program

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/ireland/dublin/dublin-to-palma-summer-tourism-in-europe

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/netherlands/groningen/groningen-to-palma-summer-environmental-issues

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/palma-to-kralendijk-summer-marine-science