Santiago de Compostela... May 12th 2006 So am now here in Santiago. Have to say it was a little bit of a let down arriving here. Perhaps let down is the wrong phrase really. I guess we, everyone has said the same, were expecting excitement and jubilation in front of the cathedral. This didn´t happen in fact most were sad.
Don´t get me wrong Santiago is a beautiful town and I could definately spend a few days here wandering the street ... read more
Europe » Spain » Galicia » Santiago de Compostela 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