The Creative Contemporary Side of Athens

March 23, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Greece's capital is like a box of assorted biscuits. It's exciting to take the lid off, and you can spend hours and days rummaging through the attractive variety of reasons for devouring them down to the last crumb. Like the Parthenon, some are ...Leer más

Spain’s Cantabria a Verdant Wonder

March 20, 2017 - Sin comentarios

One of Spain's best kept secrets is a land of green rolling hills and rugged sea coast, wedged up north between the Basque Country and Asturias. Cantabria is an autonomous community with a huge, bustling capital, Santander, but in its hinterland...Leer más

Northern Ireland: Good Things Come in Wee Packages

March 17, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | Northern Ireland Tourism Most people think of the Emerald Isle in terms of the Republic of Ireland, from capital Dublin to iconic spots such as the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, and Galway.  But less well known ...Leer más

Empúries & the Ancient Greeks in Spain

March 13, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | Josep Curto That the history of Spain includes centuries as a colony of ancient Rome as well as rule by Muslim dynasties from North Africa is known to many. What’s less familiar are the others who came before them, including Celts, Iberi...Leer más

Another Great Way to See Europe: River Cruises

March 8, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photos | Viking River Cruises Cruising continues apace its boom of the past quarter century, and in 2017, one of luxury travel’s fastest-growing sectors has become river cruising, particularly in Europe; these days, a growing number of companies...Leer más

Sweet Salzburg, City of Music & Chocolate

February 28, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | Bertl123 As soon as you set foot in Austria‘s fourth largest city, near the German border three hours west of Vienna, music is in the air. Whether you arrive at the airport or the train station, Mozart tunes are piped in, which puts ...Leer más

‘Queen of Nuts’: Spain’s Marcona Almonds

February 27, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | MSPhotographic Spain has an impressive number of foodie favourites associated with it - cured Serrano and Ibérico hams, olive oil, saffron, and so on. One that's less well known but prized by nut connoisseurs (as opposed to nutty connoiss...Leer más

The Way of St. James in Asturias, Spain

February 25, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photos | © Turismo de Asturias The Way of St. James, the mediaeval pilgrimage route from Paris down to Galicia's capital Santiago de Compostela, is famous for not just its spirituality but its history, culture, and pristine nature, making it one...Leer más

12 Top Spots for Traditional Eats & Drinks in Seville

February 21, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | Sandra Vallaure The historic centre of Spain's third largest city has so many authentic bars which specialise in tasty tapas and frosty beer that one blog post isn't enough to do them justice. So it falls to me to make the selection, base...Leer más

Outside Munich, Bavaria’s Lovely Lake Chiemsee

February 20, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | Jochen Netzker Just over an hour by car or train from Munich, you arrive at rural Bavaria at its best. The shimmering waters of the Chiemsee - 80 square kilometres (31 sq. miles) in size - reflect the surrounding Chiemgau Alps, sailboats...Leer más

6799 written by Miguel Corral


Great article about Sepharad. But will be perfect with a little info about the ” xuetes of Mallorca”.
A collective that preserved in its genetic 100% semitic origins.

7082 written by Iberia Airlines


Thank you, Miguel! The xuetes of Majorca are indeed a fascinating story. Because of space constraints our writer had to limit himself to the highest-profile destinations with the greatest numbers of remaining Sephardic monuments. In upcoming posts on the Balearic Islands, however, we look forward to covering their Jewish heritage, as well.

7368 written by Totally Spain


Excellent piece and great to see Jewish Spain getting more coverage. We love these sites and arrange trips for many returning Sephardis to Spain and Portugal. The locations, and the music and cuisine is often overlooked by visitors to Spain. Lovely to see them getting some well-deserved attention. NB The dates for the International Sephardi Music Festival (mentioned above) are the 9-14 June – a great event!

7614 written by David Paul Appell


Miguel, you’re absolutely right. I found it so fascinating I wrote a post about it myself: Jews in Spain: Rediscovering Majorca’s Secret Jewish Heritage.

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