TWA Layovers: Del Hotel Plaza al Cielo

TWA Layovers: Del Hotel Plaza al Cielo »

10 Jun, 2022
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During my thirty years as a TWA flight attendant, I spent many a layover at the Hotel Plaza. Whether coming off a new Boeing 707 in the sixties, the whale-sized 747 in the eighties or a sleek 767 in the nineties, the Plaza was my home away from home. The hotel was nestled inside the Edificio España, wrapped in a cozy cocoon of cafeterias, bars, restaurants and watering holes that catered to all tastes. There always seemed to be fruit floating in the water of the pool in the top floor from someone's sangria. And once in a while, a naked Maja was seen running across the balcony chased by a Don Juan Tenorio.

New Age Spain: Trending Foreign Relations!

New Age Spain: Trending Foreign Relations! »

30 Apr, 2018
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Spain's dance on the world stage got rave reviews as democracy returned to the country after the relative isolationism of the Franco years. Spain entered the European Community and joined the NATO, maintains its special identification with fellow Spanish-speaking countries in the Ibero-American community, has gradually begun to broaden its contacts with sub-Saharan Africa, is well-known as a Mediator in the Middle East . . .

PONTEVEDRA PENSÉES: “Latta” & Stuff

PONTEVEDRA PENSÉES: “Latta” & Stuff »

16 Feb, 2017
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Random thoughts from a Brit in the North West. Sometimes serious, sometimes not. Quite often curmudgeonly.

THERE WAS THE DEATH ROW BUT IT’S STILL A GREAT LIFE!

THERE WAS THE DEATH ROW BUT IT’S STILL A GREAT LIFE! »

23 Dec, 2015
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When he was seventeen years old, on death row, the executioner called his name. As fate would have it, though, it turned out that the death knell was for another Antonio. But would he be so lucky next time?