What a Day in Granada April 9th 2011 Yesterday I drove here from Gibraltar. I have to say that one of the best skills I picked up in life is how to drive a stick shift. I did forget, however, to use the clutch to start the car. Heck, in my car I put my foot on the brake and push a button. My first thought was that the battery was dead, and then I remembered the clutch. Oops. Driving out of Gibraltar was easy enough. Since I wa ... read more
Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Granada 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'm currently in the sad place where the last trip is but a distant memory and yet the next trip is simply a series of thoughts and ideas. New job and less vacation are combining to derail my annual March adventure. Still there is the thought of popping over to Turkey for a quick trip to Istanbul and hopefully Capadoccia. Time will tell. Stay tuned for more updates. If you are a reader of my blogs, you know I am pretty crafty in getting things done.
Until the next trip, ciao!
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