Beautiful Bilbao May 16th 2017 Geo: 43.257, -2.92344On Thursday morning we were up at 6am and got a taxi to take us to the Madrid Chamartin Railway Station. It was cool and raining as we travelled there. We were there by 6-45 and our train was due to leave at 8am so we had a coffee and a croissant while we waited. The train was very modern and our seats were comfortable. We left Madrid on time and were soon speeding through t ... 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