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The country estate  
   

The country estate

This is the view from the grounds of the estate.
Villajoyosa

January 17th 2009
On Friday, CIEE took us on a day trip to the city of Villajoyosa, which is about 40 miles north of Alicante. The drive along the coast alone would have enjoyable enough, but the city was a blast. We started with a tour of a 16 century country estate that had been in the original family until 1992, so much of the building and contents were original. It was a beautiful home that allows us to get ... 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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