aranjuez October 3rd 2006 today i visited aranjuez with alexa! aranjuez is a pretty normal town, about an hour south of madrid, except that it has a ginormous royal palace.
in our attempt to get to aranjuez, alexa and i had a rollicking good time sprinting down an up escalator trying to get to the right train. it is more difficult than you might think. those things move fast. we laughed like maniacs for about 10 minut ... 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