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EATS | Spain > Palma de Mallorca > El Aquanauta

I arrived in Mallorca on April 19 and prior to getting here, I was craving some good Mexican food, which I had neglected to take advantage of before leaving San Diego.  I've been living in the countryside near a village called Montuïri and there really aren't too many food options nearby, definitely no Mexican food because this is Spain after all.  Anyway, after a couple of weeks in the countryside, I decided to spend a weekend checking out Palma.  After arriving by bus I was walking to my hotel, still craving Mexican food.  As I stopped to check some directions I looked up and saw that I was standing in front of a place called El Aquanauta and saw the word "tacos."  I went in, had a seat and ordered 3 different tacos off the menu.  Each one was great and I was wishing I had a larger appetite and more accommodating belly that would allow me to try more from the menu.  These tacos were easily on par with anything in southern California.

I've been back a few times, not only because of the great food, but also because the staff is super cool and very welcoming.  The chef Raúl is from Mexico so he knows his shit and is a great guy to shoot the shit with.  He's lived and worked all over the world so we've had plenty of good conversations across a wide spectrum of subjects.  The owner Andres actually spent time in San Diego researching taco spots to get inspiration for El Aquanauta, which makes this a very appealing place to hang out when I want a taste of home.

If you find yourself in Palma you should definitely make a point of having a meal here, whether you're looking for Mexican food or just looking for good food, in a cool environment, with a staff that enjoys their job.  This place is a great hang out or meeting spot to get the night started.

El Aquanauta
Avenida Argentina, 27
Palma De Mallorca, Spain
+34 871 80 49 30
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Behind the Image - The Ghost Road of Iceland

This is a photo of the Kjalvegur Road / Kjölur Route in Iceland which I shot using my Nikon D7000 a few weeks ago while my buddy Chris (@chrislovesadventure) and I were exploring the interior of the country.  This route, sometimes referred to as the "Ghost Road," used to be the main road used by vikings to travel between the north and south of Iceland.  Some legends say the Knights Templar hid the holy grail somewhere along the route . . . Before embarking on this journey it was highly recommend that we rent a vehicle with 4 wheel drive so we opted for a Toyota Land Cruiser which we picked up from Hertz Iceland.  With a trusty map and compass in hand, we set out to circle the island.  Once we made it back to Reykjavik we still had a bit of time left on the rental so we decided to check out this highland road through the interior.  The route starts just after the massive Gullfoss waterfall and continues on to the Ringroad near Varmahliöand and passes between the Hofsjökull and Langjökull Glaciers (Temple Glacier and Long Glacier).

Some other sites to see along the way are ÞingvellirGullfoss, Geysir, and Hvítárvatn.