Oprah Time: Blood and Faith – the purging of muslim Spain (1492 – 1614) by Matthew Carr

Reading Time: 2 minutes I picked up Blood and Faith on a trip to Madrid. I have a habit of picking up English language history books if I can when visiting a place. It gives you a sense of how a country wants itself to be seen. These usually vary from clumsy propaganda to insightful works. Coming across Carr’s… Continue reading Oprah Time: Blood and Faith – the purging of muslim Spain (1492 – 1614) by Matthew Carr

Links of the day | 在网上找到

Reading Time: 2 minutes Apple, Ireland and the Spanish connection – RTÉ News – interesting article on how the Irish government and Apple may appeal the EU tax ruling. Apple Ireland was one of the first technology companies to set up shop, so it’s symbolism is as important as its economic impact. More on Ireland related topics here. Why are… Continue reading Links of the day | 在网上找到

Impressions of Spain

Reading Time: 2 minutes I got to form some initial impressions of Spain. It has been a while since I have travelled and got to spend more than a flying visit. I got to spend some time in Madrid. Spain prior to the great recession was a country on the rise. It had invested in modern infrastructure that would… Continue reading Impressions of Spain