The Way of St. James’ Andalusia Connection: the ‘Mozarab Way’

July 25, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photos | Matthew Hirtes Today, as crowds including scores of pilgrims just completing the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) celebrate the saint’s feast day in Santiago de Compostela, it’s worth noting that such has been the impact of the l...Leer más

Dresden, Germany a Fabulous Phoenix

July 22, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo: TTstudio To visit the capital and largest city in Germany’s state/region of Saxony today, you might never guess that the magnificent Baroque and Rococco Altstadt (Old Town) we see today lay in absolute ruins after the infamous carpet bo...Leer más

Summer of Caravaggio in Madrid

July 19, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | Shamballah If you're one of the many fans of the Italian Renaissance Old Master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), you look forward to the periodic exhibitions mounted around the world focused on this dramatic Baroque painter a...Leer más

The Good News From Ghent, Belgium

July 15, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo:  Rudy Balasko Now, which do you suppose are Belgium’s first and second largest cities? If you said Brussels, then Antwerp, that's a respectable guess. But the answer is Antwerp, then Ghent, the highly atmospheric capital of East Flande...Leer más

Madrid Summer Favourites: 8 Terrace Bars

July 14, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | Ángela Ojeda Heyper Quite a few locals in Spain''s capital head for the hills and beaches in July and August, but far from everyone. And for remaining locals as well as visitors, one of the delights of the summer is spending time at down...Leer más

Fado, the Musical Soul of Portugal

July 13, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo:  rui vale sousa In various countries and cultures, what was once considered raw, working-class music and dance eventually overcame stigma and marginalisation to become a proud emblem of national culture. It happened with flamenco in Spain,...Leer más

Spain’s Proud and Ancient Region of Navarre

July 7, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | Tramont_ana Even beyond the San Fermín festivities (particularly known for their running of the bulls) which kick off today, Navarre's capital Pamplona naturally gets most of the attention when it comes to this autonomous community of S...Leer más

The Flying Guitar: Celebrating Flamenco Legend Paco de Lucía

July 1, 2016 - Sin comentarios

Nine countries. Two continents. A total of 34,412 kilometres (21,383 miles) flown. La Guitarra Vuela. Soñando a Paco de Lucía’ (The Flying Guitar: Dreaming of Paco Lucía) is the tale of a journey from Spain to Latin America, for a tour with ...Leer más

Help, Help Me, Ronda!

June 30, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo: M.V. Photography Southern Spain - and even the country as a whole – are of course chock-full of wonderful little villages, towns, and cities tucked up in the hills and even hanging off cliffs (Cuenca in Castile is a prominent example, as...Leer más

Watching Wales: A British Land’s Undersung Spectacularity

June 28, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo: Samot Nestled on Britain’s lower west coast is perhaps the least heralded (and least touristed) of the United Kingdom’s constituents countries. With just under 21,000 square kilometres (8,000 sq. miles) of rolling, sometimes dramatical...Leer más

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