Travels through History – Northern Spain – Gijon and Aviles

This book is a travelogue about the cities of northern Spain. I travelled to Valencia, Barcelona, Pamplona, Burgos, San Sebastian, Valladolid, Segovia, Leon, Gijon, Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra, A Coruna, and Vigo on board the fast, modern trains of the Spanish railways. Here is an excerpt about Gijon and Aviles: I wanted to travelContinue reading “Travels through History – Northern Spain – Gijon and Aviles”

Travels through History – France – Pezenas

Extract from the book ‘Travels through History : France” available here Pezenas is a wonderful old town in the Languedoc. The town has been in existence since Roman times and became wealthy due to the sale of woollen cloth. In 1456 the States General of Languedoc met here for the first time and then theContinue reading “Travels through History – France – Pezenas”

Travels through History – Northern Spain – Leon and the Holy Grail

This book is a travelogue about the cities of northern Spain. I travelled to Valencia, Barcelona, Pamplona, Burgos, San Sebastian, Valladolid, Segovia, Leon, Gijon, Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra, A Coruna, and Vigo on board the fast, modern trains of the Spanish railways. Here is an excerpt about Leon: The history of Leon starts withContinue reading “Travels through History – Northern Spain – Leon and the Holy Grail”

Travels through History – France – Narbonne

Extract from the book ‘Travels through History : France” available here The Via Domitia was constructed in 118 BC around the same time the first Roman colony in Gaul, Colonia Narbo Martius (Narbonne) was founded. The Via Domitia connected Italy and modern day Spain. The road crossed the Alps by the Col de Montgenèvre, followedContinue reading “Travels through History – France – Narbonne”

Travels through History – Northern Spain – Valladolid

This book is a travelogue about the cities of northern Spain. I travelled to Valencia, Barcelona, Pamplona, Burgos, San Sebastian, Valladolid, Segovia, Leon, Gijon, Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra, A Coruna, and Vigo on board the fast, modern trains of the Spanish railways. Here is an excerpt about Valladolid: Valladolid has a bewildering array ofContinue reading “Travels through History – Northern Spain – Valladolid”