Penelope Cruz illustrates the tobacco smugglers of Cadaqués.

THE TOBACCO SMUGGLERS OF CADAQUÉS

The tobacco smugglers of Cadaqués saved the village from poverty and abandonment after the wine louse phylloxera wiped out the vineyards. In the right circumstances, tobacco is good for your health. The stuff has been chewed, sniffed and smoked since man discovered fire and was finally able to light up. American tribes carried the brown […]

Cadaques church illustrates problems with MOORS ON THE COAST

MOORS ON THE COAST

‘Moors on the coast,’ someone shouted. The men shielded their eyes from the sun and watched as a fleet of galleys crossed the horizon. As the ships moved closer, driven by the jerking movement of the rowers, the watchman out on the cape could make out the square-rigged sails and long black flags snapping like […]