Andalusian Women in History

This post is a collection of a series of posts that I prepared for my facebook page on the occasion of the 8th of March, the International Working Women’s Day. My purpose was just to bring the history of, mainly, anonymous women who are rarely remembered because they were women and normally from low social classes. Puellae Gaditanae in Roman period “Do you expect Cadiz … Continue reading Andalusian Women in History

Wine&Culture: Candela

A cream wine is normally the mix of pedro ximenez and oloroso wines. I always said this mixes are a blaspheme, but recently I started to adore them. Canasta and Solera 1847 are some of the most famous creams wines, readily available the bars. But the last time I was in Los Claveles, a bar in Seville that can be considered my second home,  the waiter … Continue reading Wine&Culture: Candela

Christmas lunch

This a gastronomic post about Christmas lunch in my family and it also brings content about Andalusian gastronomy at large. I know Christmas is off-topic now. But Christmas period does not end until the 6th of January, Day of the Three Wise Men, when children receive their presents. And grown-ups too, of course. Some families give presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve, but my family is … Continue reading Christmas lunch

Sierra Norte Natural Park (Seville)

Sierra Norte Natural Park is part of Sierra Morena Biosphere Reserve, where the well-known Galician band of castles was built. The landscape of oaks in Sierra Morena is called dehesa, and it has very high social importance in the Iberian peninsula. In this area I have visited Constantina, Alanís, Cazalla and San Nicolas. Continue reading Sierra Norte Natural Park (Seville)

Night of the Witches

Halloween is not a traditional celebration in my country, but recently it has become very popular for young people and children. The night of 31st of October is now very usual to hear children knocking on the doors and saying “trick or treat” (truco o trato in Spanish). Many of them are dressed as witches. So this time I would like to talk about some … Continue reading Night of the Witches

Rural vacations in Fuente La Teja

Last summer I visited Granada again. This time I stayed at the rural house Fuente la Teja in the Natural Park of Sierra Nevada, just 25 minutes from the city of Granada. This house is located in the middle of the mountains where silence is the main character and that is what I was looking for. It was delicious to spend some afternoons having a relaxing … Continue reading Rural vacations in Fuente La Teja

The original Enlightenment

The title of this post is also the title of an article written by Emilio Gonzalez Ferrín in the book “Critical Muslim: Reclaiming Al-Andalus” (2013). He is a professor in the University of Seville and he also wrote “General History of Al-Andalus”. He defends the idea that the official version of the European Enlightenment is just a social construct built by the creationists of the … Continue reading The original Enlightenment