Europe 2014 - off again!! August 25th 2014 Hola!
Well here we are in Marbella, Costa del Sol, Spain. Such a different place with amazing scenery. Hills and barren mountains in the background, with very lush green golf courses and the Mediterranean sea on the other side - can see it out of my window as I do this blog.
So let's go back a few steps first.
We caught the train late in the day to Rome, strangely enough our tickets ... read more
Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Marbella 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