Rough Guide to Spain

Written by Rhiannon Williamson

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After that time Spain suffered a long history of wars, revolts and conflicts which were responsible for a steady decline inrepparttar countryís wealth, status and position.

In 1939 General Franco was able to take over as dictator of Spain. He ruled a politically and economically exhausted Spain until his death in 1975.

Duringrepparttar 141280 1960s and 1970s Spain thankfully began to regain its economic strength through industry and tourism.

When Franco died in 1975 Prince Juan Carlos becamerepparttar 141281 king of Spain andrepparttar 141282 Head of State. He instigated important political changes and turned Spain from an authoritarian regime into a democracy and from a weakened European state into one ofrepparttar 141283 most politically and economically strong countries in Europe today.

Spain Today

Spain today is economically and politically stable and divided into 17 regions which function as a Federation of Autonomous Communities. Each region is geographically and culturally different and even different in personality. For example, you can visitrepparttar 141284 southern Spanish region of Andalusia and bask on beautiful beaches inrepparttar 141285 3000 hours of sunshinerepparttar 141286 region enjoys a year, or you could travel north to Asturias where some of Spainís most interesting popular customs come from and where magnificent mountains dominaterepparttar 141287 landscape andrepparttar 141288 climate.

You can ski in Spain, and sunbathe in Spain, you can mountain climb and dive, surf and snorkel, you can enjoy flamenco, bull fighting, tapas and wine, you can relax or party for a week, bask inrepparttar 141289 cultural centre of Europe or just bask on a sun drenched beach Ė whatever kind of experience youíre after Spain offers it all!

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Bali, Indonesia: Island Of The God

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The most popular places for holidays in Bali are in south. A few famous places to visit are Nusa Dua, Sanur, Kuta and Ubud. Lombok is a 25 minute flight from Bali. There is alsorepparttar Bali Barat National Park, The Botanical Gardens, Blahmantung and Gitgit Waterfall, Sangeh Monkey Forest, Goa Lawah (Bat Cave) on Nusa Penida Island, Reptile and Crocodile Park,repparttar 141279 Bali Bird and Butterfly Park, Tirta Empul ( rejuvenating springs) and lots more. Goa Gajah is an ancient hermitage near Bedulu, one of Baliís most intriguing sites, comprising a man made grotto, elaborate stone carving and Buddhist stupas.

He has launched very successful free matrimonial site, having loads of information regarding marriage and other issues.

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