Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Monday, 5 January 2015

Catherine of Bragança

daughter of the king of Portugal
brought with her the largest dowry ever
on wedding Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Amongst much else, it included
the rich port-city of Bombay (Mumbai).

When I saw it, Bragança was a charmingly
run-down little town near the NE border with Spain
surrounded by mesmerising landscape... The journey
from it to Zamora (with its 20 Romanesque churches)
across the gigantically-crumbling meseta into Spain
was unforgettable.

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