Layers of Cultural Influence, La Mezquita (Cordoba, Spain)

I couldn’t help but think about what George Orwell and Winston Churchill said about history as I visited the Mezquita, the mosque-cathedral and major attraction in Córdoba.  Continue reading


Whispers in the Streets

We got ice-cream late in the afternoon and walked down Calle Carlos III towards the Royal Palace. The sun gently touched our faces, our ice-cream melting slowly. Continue reading

Feria de Abril de Sevilla: May 8, 2011

Just for me, I thought as I read the Feria de Abril de Sevilla‘s last day was May 8, coinciding with my birthday. I was convinced that Feria would be a week of  festivities, with locals being unusually warm and inviting, and an endless fountain of rebujitos destined to make those curvy, polkadot flamenco dresses undulate under the Andalusian sun more than usual. Continue reading