From small acorns great oaks grow, so the saying goes, is particularly apt when considering how a small pueblo in the Andalucían mountains was the birthplace of a governor of Louisiana and one of only eight US honorary citizens.
Monday, 30 March 2015
Monday, 5 January 2015
Melchor, Gazpar and Baltasar (the Three Kings or Wise Men of bibilical fame) still rock up across Spain on the evening of the 5th January to deliver gifts.
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Rovigo, as I mentioned in a previous article, has a lot to offer, but when it comes to generating tourism it has been sadly short-sighted.
Saturday, 12 July 2014
My travel taste-buds are maturing. That doesn't mean I've become an old fogey, really it doesn't, just that I am more aware of the impacts that the presence, or the anticipated presence of, tourists, has on a place.
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Thursday, 13 March 2014
In September 2012 I reported that the roof of the Villa of Mysteries in Pompeii had collapsed. This was not the first time that Pompeii's ruins had suffered from what is commonly seen as poor management of the UNESCO listed site.