Medina Sidonia August 27th 2016 So after a few days of indolence by the pool and a goodly amount of catch up on reading books we took to the road and given the breeze decided to go into the hills.
First stop was Medina Sidonia - lovely medieval hilltop town. Home of the Dukes of the same name - the 12th Duke having led the Spanish Armada out of Cadiz towards invading England.
Beautiful town though hard work on the knees w ... read more
Europe » Spain » Andalusia 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