A hot weekend in Madrid and Toledo July 18th 2006 For my birthday, Barry took me on a secret trip. I didn't have a clue where we were going until we were at the airport check-in counter - very exciting! Despite temperatures exceeding 40 degrees celsius, we had a great long weekend in Madrid and Toledo. The high temperatures obviously meant that we had to take it easy sometimes - taking siestas for an hour or two in the middle of the day. I must a ... read more
Europe » Spain » District of Madrid 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
Welcome to my travelblog, a place where I can record my trips, write down my experiences, share my ideas and re-live my memories. I don't really know why I keep a blog; I think it is partly because I don't want to forget things but it is also for my friends and family to keep up to date with my wandering. I guess I'm also writing it to help out other travellers who are looking for tips or inspiration.
For as long as I can remember I have wanted to visit Latin America. After much planning and saving I was finally able to live the dream - a year in Latin America (Sept 2007 to Sept 2008), t... full info