La Mezquita, Córdoba: the Mosque that Became a Cathedral

La Mezquita, Córdoba: the Mosque that Became a Cathedral

The cavernous space of La Mezquita in Córdoba makes me think of Russian dolls. Standing right in the middle of the 8th century mosque is a perfectly formed Renaissance cathedral. What is more, the mosque grew out of an earlier Visigoth church, which was itself built...
Going Solo: A Woman’s Journey on the Camino de Santiago

Going Solo: A Woman’s Journey on the Camino de Santiago

This is a guest post from Rebecca Brown of Rough Draft. Here she talks about her experiences hiking the Camino de Santiago (something I really want to do myself). Although her article focuses on solo female hiking, there are plenty of tips here for anyone who wants to...
The Hollow Mountain: Gibraltar and Its Caves

The Hollow Mountain: Gibraltar and Its Caves

Gibraltar is full of caves. They are a part of the long history of the Rock, stretching back to the earliest times. One of the most famous – and the one most easily accessible to visitors – is the spectacular St Michael’s Cave, close to the top of the Rock of...