Holy Toledo! June 12th 2008 Holy Toledo is right! The city was amazing!
I took the train (only 1/2 an hour) to Toledo for the day. I was sitting on the bus heading into "historic Toledo" when I noticed the man beside me was talking english and was explaining where we were being dropped off. We got talking and by the time we got off the bus, it was assumed we were spending the day together. Their was Garry and Mandee (fro ... 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
I was consumed by the travel bug during my first summer of university. I had four months of freedom, so rather than apply for a restaurant job in my small (albeit beautiful and quaint) hometown of Port Perry, I applied to teach English in Madrid, Spain. I managed to become an Au Pair for an ah-mazing spanish family, who took me in, and allowed me to travel around Spain with them in exchange for teaching their three children English. I fell in love with Spain, and it will always hold a special place in my heart.
Following that summer, I couldn't really just stay at home, so the next two summ... full info