Sunshine slices in Winter. February 22nd 2015 Gran Canaria was by all accounts the sum of its expected parts: overly touristy, easy holidaying and convenient.
It’s been a while that I have been on such a trip. My preference as a ‘traveller’ (though since joining the rat-race I’m not sure I can still claim such a title) is always ‘raw’ travel to distant lands, with unperturbed nature, local peoples, and cultures strikingly diffe ... read more
Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » Gran Canaria 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