valencia December 8th 2006 glory glory hallelujah! aapta and i we were going to go north for the puente (wed, thurs, and friday off), but the forecast said rain. so instead, we went to the costa del sol, for the sol!
valencia is spain's 3rd largest city, after madrid (woot!) and barcelona. it's on the beach. they had a giant river, but they diverted it for some reason. so now, their riverbed is a gorgeous, very well-d ... read more
Europe » Spain » Valencian Community » Valencia 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