The Dutch are NOT to be fucked with... September 17th 2007 Although we had been in Europe for more than one full day by the time we reached Barcelona, it was here that I first felt that our trip had actually begun. It was Barcelona where I became focused in a way separate from the Standard Operating Procedure at home. Even Madrid seemed to be a part of the stepping stone process that was necessary to reach our stated goal, which turns out to be a feeling ... read more
Europe » Spain » Catalonia » 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
Two goals in life, whichever we can do first: either take over the world or travel it. I think I know which is more likely to happen...
UPDATE: I realize I need to buckle down and transfer from paper to intertubes the rest of our last trip. We've been kind of static lately, with the ever present health issues taking a prime spot in our lives for now. While we're dealing with that I'm going to try and get the rest of those entries down to keep my thoughts of travel burning.... full info