I have the memory of my mother doing laundry in the rooftop of our building while she was singing. Sometimes I was taking care of my neighbor’s kid from upstairs while she was hanging the clothes on the lines. Another neighbor would appear to put her clothes to dry as well and my mother and she would start long conversations about their daily lives. When … Continue reading Laundry
These days we are celebrating the Seville April Fair or Feria de Sevilla, which is one of the most important celebrations in the city. A big area in the neighborhood of Los Remedios is covered by hundreds of casetas, temporal decorated tents, where people dance sevillanas, drink wine and have fun with family and friends. Most of the women wear their flamenco dress and flowers … Continue reading Say yes to the flamenca dress!
When talking about Montilla-Moriles wines from the province of Cordoba, people usually compare them with sherry wines, because they have some things in common, but I think it is a mistake. I am not a wine expert or sommelier, I am just talking from the point of view of a simple wine drinker. The Sherry D.O. is more popular than Montilla-Moriles D.O. and much more … Continue reading Montilla-Moriles wines are unique wines
Aracena is one of my most visited places in Andalusia. It is the name of the mountainous northern region in the province of Huelva and also the name of the largest town in the area. I have been visiting the town of Aracena since I was very young. In primary school my first excursion was to La Gruta de las Maravillas (The Cave of Wonders) … Continue reading The region of Aracena: magic and mysticism over acorns
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 … Continue reading Carmona, the bright star of Europe
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
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. … Continue reading Wine&History: Garum
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 … Continue reading Rural vacations in Fuente La Teja