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Overcrowded park centrepiece

Twelve months on, but still none the wiser

June 22nd 2009
So in my last update I was about to head from Marseille in the south of France to Barcelona in the north-east of Spain, continuing my route alongside the Mediterannean Sea, in which I had swum at six different beaches in the past six days! Now usually I take trains everywhere in Europe, since even though I don't have a Eurail pass I can usually get reasonably cheap fares by taking slower regio ... 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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