Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Calatravas is a shopping center housed in the Palacio de Congresos de Oviedo, designed by the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
You can see more pictures here.

Little things

I got my library card in the mail today! The smallest things can brighten your day.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Survey

I’ve posted a poll over on the right because I’m just curious what brings people to read my blog. If none of the categories fits you, feel free to leave something in the comments.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Oh Happy Day!

Check it out...only I would end up shopping at the post office. I couldn't resist this cute unicef mug or the mailbox piggybank. But see it was a learning experience. I learned a new word, hucha means piggybank.

And! See that little black box there? I HAVE INTERNET IN MY PISO!!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pasteles Salvadoreños

These are basically the ugliest pasteles you have ever seen. In the US I never had to make them, I could just eat the ones M's cousin made. Here, I don't know what's making me all cocinera Salvadoreña, but I have a long list of foods I want to try and make. Salvadoran pasteles are like empanadas, but usually orangish colored cause you put achiote in the masa. Well I tried soaking the achiote in water, and it did turn orange, but when I mixed it, it imparted no orange color =(  These are filled with chicken and mixed vegetables. They should be media luna shaped but clearly...this was my first time. I brought them to my friends at the locutorio who said it didn't matter how ugly they were, they taste good. I think they'll eat whatever I bring them though. Next on my list to try and make are arepas, which aren't Salvadoran but Colombian/Venezuelan. It looks like you make them similarly to pupusas though and the señora in the locutorio sold me a different masa to try and make them, so we'll see how it goes.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Corte Inglés is a dangerous place. They always have exactly what you need plus what you didn't know you needed.