Last summer, I spent about 6 weeks on the island of Mallorca, Spain. The first 3 weeks I was living in a town called Magaluf which was the worst place I have ever been to, so we'll skip that part. The last 3 weeks I spent living in Palma with a couple of people I met through Couchsurfing. They were so kind in allowing me to stay for so long while I was looking for a job and trying to figure out where my next stop should be. I absolutely loved Palma!
While in Palma, I met all kinds of amazing people. I made friends with a few sailors who had sailed from France, and they offered to take me sailing to the island of Cabrera with them. But, that's another story.
In my time in Palma, I really enjoyed getting to know my fellow housemates. One of them was an English man who has lived in Spain for 2 decades. The other one was a crazy Columbian artist. He didn't speak very much English, and my Spanish is not great. However, we still got to be friends, and he was kind enough to bring me along when he went out and introduced me to his friends.
One night, we went to meet some of his friends who were having a barbecue on the roof of the building they lived in. It was such a beautiful night. There were people from all over; France, Columbia, Spain, and Italy. I loved meeting them all! The whole night was incredibly fun: playing music, drinking the local alcohol, and eating some delicious food.
I think one of my very favorite parts of the night was the lighting of the grill. Up to that point, I had never seen or even imagined lighting a grill with the aid of a hairdryer. I was told it's how they do it in Italy. Since this encounter, I have also seen it done in Romania. I wasn't the only one who was new to this entertaining event. We all had a great time watching it happen. Such a fun night, grilling under the stars and staring at the stunning view of Spanish rooftops!