La Palma - Life above the clouds January 12th 2012 La Palma exploded into being with the enthusiasm typical of volcanic islands, creating a teardrop shape and an impressive height for a diminutive base. Unlike some of the other Canary Islands it hasn’t experienced a similar explosion of package tourism.
The Canary Islands didn’t feature very highly on my travel list but they should have done. Having spent the past six months on the islands, I ... read more
Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » La Palma 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