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The Retiro park  
   

The Retiro park

in the centre of Madrid. It's a big park with a boating lake and monuments where locals spend weekends. There are fortune tellers and crisp sellers and people dressed as cartoon characters doing balloon modelling. Odd.
Living La Vida Loca...(Come on!)

January 27th 2008
Lar Gorn to Thailand.....TTFN to England.....Hola to Spain! (I'm so multilingual....) So then. South East Asia.... England.... and now Spain. In a single month of December we'd had our fill of English weather and were back on the road to the land of tapas, bullfighting, flamenco, guitars, tacky package holidays and men in big hats. Yes. Spain. I'd have titled this blog "Viva Esp ... 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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