Travels in Orange Lands

Orange trees are ubiquitous in southern Spain and Portugal. But the story of how the fruit arrived in the lands of the Camino de Santiago – and why it’s called what it is in many languages – might surprise you. This story was originally published on Medium. Marrakesh, Morocco The Djemaa el-Fna, the enchanting squareContinue reading “Travels in Orange Lands”

The Muslim City of Lisbon

Despite being one of the starting points for the Camino de Santiago, Lisbon’s past – and present – shows a religious influence beyond Christianity. This story was originally published on Medium. Every year on Fat Tuesday, dozens of people line up in Praça de Espanha on the periphery of central Lisbon, waiting for one ofContinue reading “The Muslim City of Lisbon”