This salt in the saltcellar I once saw in the salt mines. I know you won’t believe me, but it sings, salt sings, the skin of the salt mines sings with a mouth smothered by the earth. Poem by Pablo Neruda. Original in Spanish here It is said that the people from Cadiz have a lot of salero, which in English it would be something … Continue reading The salt of life, Cadiz
Last time I went to Granada I walked around the Albaicin again. My only purpose was to visit the Arab baths of El Bañuelo, but in the entry ticket (5€) includes the visit to two more monuments in this historical neighborhood. Take into account that on Sundays the visit to the El Bañuelo is free, by the way it is worth the price of the … Continue reading A walk in the Albaicin of Granada
I’ve been to Carmona once. It was for a weekend in October 2014, almost 3 years ago. Luckily I wrote in a notebook lot of quotes about my experience so now I can write this post. We decided to visit it because it is very close to where I live, only 30 minutes driving from home, and I thought it could be a good destiny for a … Continue reading Carmona, the bright star of Europe
When walking through the intricate streets of the Albaicin of Granada we can see a lot of beautiful tiles in the houses with the name of “Carmen de…”. They are historical houses of this neighborhood whose origin dates back from Al-Andalus period. The polymath, poet, writer, historian, philosopher, physician and politician of the Nasrid Kingdom Ibn al-Khatib wrote in the 14th century about the green paradise in … Continue reading Carmenes, a piece of heaven in Granada
The White Towns Route (Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos) is becoming famous among visitors and travelers as it is considered one of the best additions to an Andalusian tour. The white villages are a series of towns in the provinces of Cadiz and Malaga, most of them within the Natural Park Sierra de Grazalema. The name of the route is due to the white color … Continue reading Arcos de la Frontera, the gateway to the White Villages
Frasier (1993-2004) is a sitcom from the US that was popular also here, a spin-off from the famous series Cheers (1982-1993) based on the character Frasier Crane. Both of them were broadcast on some Spanish TV channels almost at the same time as in the US. I am too young to remember Cheers in detail but at least I enjoyed Frasier because my husband is … Continue reading What sherry does Frasier drink?
I have visited the most important monument of Cordoba several times: on my own and also as a escort guide. Of course, I would not say I am an expert, but this is the monument that I have visited more times than any other out of Seville and I have read a lot about it. The mosque of Cordoba is one of my passions. For … Continue reading The Mosque of Cordoba