Europe Calling March 22nd 2012 Kiwis have to fly. And a long way if we want to get to exciting and exotic places.
So our Europe Odyssey begins in Dubai, about half-way to half-way round the world, in an attempt to stave off jet lag and jet legs. We also hoped that flying Emirates would ease the pain...and it was a great travel experience - friendly staff, delicious food (resolutions not to eat too much went out the wind ... read more
Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Barcelona » Barcelona 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