Monthly Archives: October 2016

Impressions of Spain 2 – Cadiz

Cadiz Old City 3000 years old Inhabited by Phoenicians Romans Goths Moors Through to the Spanish “Golden Years”     Flourishing Gold and other trade from the Americas Trading through its port Building a flourishing city Grand Cathedral     … Continue reading

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Impressions of Spain 1 – the Spanish

I saw the Dutch as having a stoic inner strength as a result of the battle the with external forces. The Spanish temperament is shaped by the battle with their own wild passion. Separatists in the Basque country and Catalonia … Continue reading

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Bouillon, Belgium beer, 7000+ kms, and the Moto Guzzi European adventure draws to a close.

After over 7,000ks traversing swathes of southern Germany,  Switzerland,  France with some tastes of Austria, Italy and Spain, there was Bouillon. Second taste of Belgium on this adventure  and a further taste of beautiful Belgium beer. I discussed the best … Continue reading

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Impressions of the Netherlands and the Dutch 

Having spent, off and on, a couple of weeks in the Netherlands and travelling a couple of thousand kilometres across Europe with a bunch of of Dutch Moto Guzzi riders has left me with some powerful impressions of this place … Continue reading

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Catalonia and the Pyrenees – part 3 the Midi Pyrenees

After the drama of the Pyrenees the Midi Pyrenees of southern France more rolling hills. With: Tree lined canals     With elegant locks And deep gorges formed by the Alzou river And as if hanging from the face of … Continue reading

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