Spanish History Lesson: Spain’s European Empire

September 14, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Rijksmuseum Most everyone is well aware that Spain had a far-flung overseas empire, which included not only most of Latin America but also the Philippines and even areas of northern and western Africa. (resulting in Africa’s only Spanish-speaking ...Leer más

The Jewish History & Heritage of Prague

September 5, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Andreas Praefcke Every European country has a rich history left by its Jews since the early Middle Ages, and sometimes even earlier. And the Czech Republic – particularly its incredibly atmospheric capital Prague – has an especially marvelous le...Leer más

Barbecue in the USA: A Quick Primer

August 10, 2017 - Sin comentarios

vwcampin In the USA, barbecue is a year-round treat, and many regions of the country – mostly in the American South – have their own particular slant on the art of roasting, smoking, and saucing meats on a nice hot grill or in a smoker or pit....Leer más

Spain’s *Real* Goth Girls (& Guys): Top 7 Visigothic Sites

July 10, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando   The Visigoths were among the Germanic tribes that sacked imperial Rome in the early 5th century and came to hold sway over significant swaths of what is today Italy and especially southern Fran...Leer más

Spanish History Lesson: A Look Back at Spain’s Ruling Bourbon Dynasty

July 6, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Presidencia de la República Mexicana This summer marks the third anniversary of the ascension of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia (seen above on a state visit to Mexico) to the constitutional throne of Spain. Succeeding his father, Juan Carlos I,...Leer más

12 Top Archaeological Sites of Mexico’s Yucatan

June 15, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Progettocrema Some of the world’s most famous ruins can be found in this expansive, steamy lowland peninsula covering the southern Mexican states of Yucatán, Campeche, and Quintana Roo (as well as, many people don’t realise, northern Belize...Leer más

42 Years After ‘Jaws’, Martha’s Vineyard Still Quite a Catch

June 14, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Vidu Gunaratna Some time ago I happened to run across that toothy old classic Jaws online, and as I watched, the impossibly picturesque maritime settings and endless beaches awakened in me a nostalgia for the light, colours, sounds, and tastes of...Leer más

Spanish History Lesson: One State From Many Kingdoms

June 6, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Sean Pavone Like a number of other European countries, modern Spain has its roots in history going back millennia. But more immediately, it all came together from a patchwork of kingdoms of the Middle Ages which shaped the unified kingdom which...Leer más

It’s Summer, & They’re Off! (To Elegant Saratoga Springs, New York)

June 5, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Dennis W Donohue I got the horse right here, The name is Paul Revere, And here's a guy that says that the weather's clear, Can do, can do, this guy says the horse can do. If he says the horse can do, can do, can do… As the chap at...Leer más

Spanish History Lesson: The Real Pirates of the Caribbean

May 30, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Howard Pyle/Buccaneers and Marooners of the Spanish Main", Harper's Magazine In the fifth film of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales (aka Salazar’s Revenge), the eponymous evil and undead Spanish navy captain Armando...Leer más

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