Churros, anyone?

Did you know that during the pandemic, the most researched item for homely indulgence was churros in Spain? I know! So while I am scampering to Churreria Dana in the fresh mountain air, let’s pontificate the history of churros. I mean, who does not want to get to know the origin and the importance of [...]


Geographically Toledo (Tulaytulla in Arabic) is not part of the land of Andalus, but it was the capital of it until Phillipe II- a very Catholic king who wanted to separate the church from politics- moved it to Madrid. Or did he just realize that the city outgrew itself naturally as the river Tagus did [...]

Cervantes and Islam

Everyone with some interest in Spain knows about Don Quixote. The world laughs at him as a foolish figure of locura (silliness) but like many things in Spain, there is more to what meets the eyes. Cervantes, although called the writer of the first Western novel, was also a figure we all need to observe [...]