Day 34, 28th October 2014: day trip to Finisterre . October 28th 2014 Today was a bus trip to the Costa da Morte, the Coast of Death. One theory for this name is that it was thought to be the end of the world. People thought the sun was gone in the west each day and was reborn in the east the next morning. Columbus found the world to be round and that theory was debunked.
Fortunately for us our bus pickup point was around the corner at the Plaza da Galicia, so af ... read more
Europe » Spain » Galicia » Santiago de Compostela 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