From Classical Music to Flamenco

(Continuation of this dark side of History) Artists in Spain have slaves and are their disciples and helpers. They are in charge of preparing the materials and they start learning. In fact, Juan de Pareja becomes a really famous painter when Velázquez gives him freedom. Gypsies mixed with black slaves and propably created flamenco equally. […]

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Myths and Perspectives on Colonialism

Context Colonialism was a revolution that lasted for 3 centuries. It was radical because it changed everything: culture, language, technology… Since Pangea divides into the “old world”; Europe, Asia and Russia, and the “new world” into America, life is developed with differences. We can see colonisation as the encounter between two worlds. In both worlds […]

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Bad beginnings…

From: Gurumbé, Documentary (2016) During the 14th century, Europe was doing a lot of slave trafficking. At least 95,000 slaves from Africa were registered in two centuries. 10% were sent to America. The rest would stay in Spain. In Seville, people would wait for the slaves boats and would make slaves auctions. The same way […]

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Side Effects of Travelling

“Oh, I don’t do that anymore, because when I was in X country #1…” “Oh, in X country #2 I found this thing that…” “In X country #3, things are way better…”(*read with annoying posh voice”)  If you are anything like me, the above sentences would make you roll your eyes so hard it hurt. […]

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Solo travelling

More than 7 years ago my dream of going to Taiwan to learn Chinese started to take form. While studying Translation and Interpretation at university, I had the chance to learn Chinese. I loved the language and its history and culture have always been fascinating for me. I also discovered Taiwan. I started to watch […]

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Newbie in Vietnam?

So… I booked a flight to Ho Chi Minh from Taiwan because it was cheaper to go through Vietnam and then back to Spain than it was to fly from Taiwan to Spain. However, it was not a backpacking adventure in South East Asia, it was a stop by destination for me. Bear in mind […]

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Hanoi & Halong Bay

I leave my luggage packed, I have breakfast and ask for a taxi to the airport. I find it hard to believe that I will be able to do the trip back to the airport in time, so I don’t risk it. After a short flight to Hanoi, the second biggest city in Vietnam at the north […]

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