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Spain (Days 41 - 45)

July 4th 2006
July 1 - 5 I took a ferry from Tangier, Morocco to Algeciras, Spain. It took less than an hour - it was a cool way to see a country for the first time. The countryside down near Gibraltar is covered with these monstrous wind generators. Each blade must be over 100ft... I took an afternoon train (6hr) to Madrid. I didn't have a Spain guide book, so I had to borrow one on the train to ... read more
Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Barcelona

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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