Madrid August 31st 2010 Madrid
You know when you have an impression in your mind of what a place will be like and are rather pleasantly surprised to find something different when you see it? This is Madrid.
In my head Barcelona is the great city of Spain and Madrid is simply the capital - a bit like Canberra and Sydney if you like. Without having been to Barcelona yet, I can now say that Madrid is a great city in i ... read more
Europe » Spain 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