Time Warp to XV Century Spain November 29th 2007 I left my hotel at a comfortable 8:20 AM, almost in perfect synchrony with the forecasted 8:17 AM sunrise for Madrid. Though for many Spaniards minus one degree Celsius (28 degrees Fahrenheit) was bitterly cold, I found the temperature perfect for walking at my usual fast pace, without working a sweat.
My intermediate objective was Plaza Castilla, which I reached via Metro. From Plaza Castill ... 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 travelblogs!
More than anything, these blogs are a means for capturing my thoughts and experiences as I wander the World. Though they are now useful for sharing these experiences with friends and family, I hope that they will also help me relive the experiences someday when my memories become dulled by time.
I have been fortunate enough during my lifetime to have straddled the developing and developed areas of the planet. During my childhood in my native El Salvador, I was amused but extremely curious about these strange visitors that a... full info