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... have to walk to the bus and then take it to the airport shuttle transfer point.” I tell him of our baggage and ask if he has a friend in the car service business.
“For 75 euros, in cash, I can arrange it,” Ricardo tells me. “May I just put that on my hotel bill?” I ask. “No.” We give him 75 euros. He tells us that he will call when he has it arranged. That was about three hours ago and we have ...
... according to various world travel organizations. In 2007, Spain had about 60 million visitors to the country. In 2010, its tourism GDP was around 60 billion euros, according to the World Tourism Organization.
These figures owe much of their size to the last years of the Franco dictatorship and the beginning of the transition to a democracy. In fact, between 1961 and 1973, tourism jumped from 3 million people to ...
... subtle as a great big fire engine can be) but they help to ensure that it finishes on a high note. When the last dragon has finished spitting flames and the last diable has expended his or her final firecrackers, the bomberos move in - and the sooty, breathless crowd try to stop them. So they turn their hoses on and spray them into the night sky. The sight of hundreds of people dancing in the torrential downpour that this creates is fantastic and a fitting end. Until now ...
... pedalling and observing, then stopping at points of interest.
First stop was on the waterfront at the Colum and Christopher Columbus- pointing to his home town of Genoa in Italy, not the Americas as we all guessed. The King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella received his at the Placa de Rei (see photos of Guadi lamposts in this placa) on his return in 1492 after discovering the Americas. Next stop was the ...
... and we got some great pictures of the view. Some of the group went inside to have their own Divine Liturgy, which sounded very nice with the acoustics. Roxanna and I decided instead to take the elevator and stairs up to the very top of the Church for the very best, highest, unobstructed view of the city. We may have ridden up for free by tagging along with some Maltans and not saying anything. ...
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