Guernica's symbolic tree - this is where leaders of the seven Basque provinces used to meet, and was one of the few things that survived the bombing in 1937. The tree recently died, but I'm not sure why, and is now preserved here.
Finally, a name for my condition June 26th 2008 Geo: 43.3172, -2.67896Up early to catch a bus back to Bilbao - no eggs this morning, no time! I stuck with toast, milk, and a pale imitation of Nutella. I said my goodbyes - only Rob, Pervez, and Angela were up. I'm going to miss the nights at the tapas bars. I laughed to myself as I thought about a funny incident last night - I told the Aussie girls about the "Spanish Lookaway" ... 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