Tag Archives: Spain

Islamic designs, architecture & calligraphy

Posted on February 23, 2014 by Toothpicker

The last entry on Andalusia is about Islamic designs and calligraphy.
My fascination with the Middle East began when I was kid, thanks to the Japanese cartoon: 'The adventures of Sinbad'. Over the years, I have traveled to several Muslim countries in the Middle East and North Africa; although the experiences varied each [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Calligraphy, Traditional arts & crafts, Andalusia, Islamic design, Design and was tagged with Arabic calligraphy, Andalusia, Islamic design, Islamic architecture, Spain

Eat, drink and be merry in Andalusia

Posted on February 11, 2014 by Toothpicker

Dining out in Andalusia is a social activity with friends or with your local bartenders and neighbours
For some reason, Spanish cuisine is not as popular and as 'recognised' internationally as Italian cuisine. Perhaps it has something to do with its cooking varying a great deal from region to region, and that authentic [...]

This post was posted in Coffee, Food & dining, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Markets, Andalusia and was tagged with Coffee, Food & dining, shopping, Markets, seville, Andalusia, Cordoba, Granada, tapas, Spain

Viva Andalusia: Granada

Posted on February 7, 2014 by Toothpicker

Main: a view of the magnificent Alhambra; bottom left: Carrera del Darro; bottom right: Paseo de los Tristes ( passage of the sad ones)
From Cordoba, I took a 2.5-hour bus ride to my last destination in Andalusia, Granada. Unlike Seville and Cordoba, my first impression of the city was rather mixed. First of [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Architecture, Travel, Andalusia and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, architecture, Andalusia, Granada, Spain

Viva Andalusia: Seville

Posted on January 24, 2014 by Toothpicker

Main and bottom right: Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza; bottom left: Palacio de San Telmo
Traveling is one of my life-long passion, so being able to travel for work is something that I love. However, in the last few years, my travels have revolved either around work or visiting family [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Art, Andalusia and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, architecture, museums, seville, Andalusia, Spain

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