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
TransBike Europe is my friend Bart Bloem pedaling from Malaga to Aurich. He says in the description: Many things inspired me for this adventure but, at the end, there are three main things that I plan to achieve with this trip. First of all, I plan to start in Malaga (City in Spain where my mother comes from) and to finish in Aurich (a small … Continue reading Transbike Andalusia
Garum wine comes from Bodegas Luis Perez located in Jerez de la Frontera, in the Sherry area. The first time I tried it was in Artefacto Bar in the Alameda promenade of Seville, where they have a high variety of different wines and craft beers and they also serve tapas. This bar caught my attention because they have more than ribera and rioja red wines. Sadly, here … Continue reading Wine&History: Garum
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