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Ducks - Bueno Retiro  

Ducks - Bueno Retiro

Last Day in Madrid... we'll miss it!

May 21st 2007
". . . I would rather dine on suckling pig at Botin's that sit and think of casualties my friends have suffered." - Ernest Hemingway, from Death in the Afternoon (end of Chapter 10). And so it was that Aron and Sheila found themselves, on their last night in Madrid, at the oldest Restaurant in Madrid and indeed the oldest in the world: Botin. Opened in 1725 it is the oldest according to Guin ... read more
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Spanish Flag Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
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