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Entrance to Mercat de la Boqueria on La Rambla in Barcelona  

Entrance to Mercat de la Boqueria on La Rambla in Barcelona

Barcelona

March 24th 2009
In all honesty, Spain was not on my "must see" list of places to go, nor was it even on my radar, until about nine months prior to our trip. While it was definitely a country I figured I would visit at some point in my lifetime, I had no yearning to visit it so soon. In fact, Mike and I had been planning on visiting Argentina for two weeks in March of 2009 but insanely expensive airfare between th ... 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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