‘Always in All Things Changeable’: The Emperor and His Tomb

His camino took him all over his empire from his birthplace on what became the Via de la Plata (Itálica) to Rome, Jerusalem and beyond. In life – and in death – the Roman emperor Hadrian was a fascinating figure. This article was originally published at Following Hadrian. The emperor of Rome, ‘god and Panhellene,’1DescribedContinue reading “‘Always in All Things Changeable’: The Emperor and His Tomb”

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”