MADRID December 27th 2011 At a minute before Dec 27th, we boarded our first flight to Madrid.
It was about a 12 hour flight with a crying/screaming baby through the entire time. Luckily the red-eye flight meant we were able to stay asleep for most of the trip. The food, I must say was really quite good as well. (thanks Swiss Air)
Then we had one hour stop over in Zurich. It was quite early in the morning (perhaps aro ... read more
Europe » Spain » District of Madrid » 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