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Chulapos and Chulapas dance a chotis at San Isidro

Who would have thought that the typical Madrid folk dance called Chotis to the music of a barrel organ didn’t come from Madrid at all, not even from Spain. Rather, it shows that Germans and Austrians have more in common with Madridians than we are aware of. How this relates to the Chotis, I explain […]

Entrance to the village, El Boalo

Today I want to introduce you to “my village”. It wasn’t love at first sight. In El Boalo there were no artistic historic buildings or a picturesque historic centre to excite you. There weren’t any particular amenities here either. Everything was made to fit the needs of a rural society and was rather simple and […]

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