Porto to Salamanca May 7th 2017 Geo: 40.965, -5.66305Our second day in Porto was a completely free day to do with what we wanted. We took advantage of that by sleeping in and not having breakfast until 9am. We finally left the hotel about 11 and were greeted by a bright sunny day. We walked from the hotel to the riverfront and admired the view over the Douro. We were about to take the tram to the old town when the Hop on Hop o ... read more
Europe » Spain 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
I love travelling and have done as much as I can over the 68 years of my life. Since retiring from teaching in 2012 I have been able to do even more and have enjoyed the diverse landscapes, cities, peoples and places I have visited. My travels have taken me to every continent and to over 87 countries.
I also love sharing my experiences by writing and uploading photos so others can perhaps be inspired to follow in my footsteps or to just go out and explore this wonderful planet on which we all live. I am also happy that I have found another blog site where this can occur after my original hos... full info