Segovia! June 20th 2008 Yesterday I went to Segovia. It took about an hour by train and I stopped in a cute town on the way called Cercedilla, which I've heard is where Pan's Labyrinth was filmed. I spent an hour there and it was really nice.
Anyway, once I stepped off the train in Segovia I had no idea which way to go. I overheard people speaking English so I asked them if they knew where we were. They did not know ... 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