By Michael Aaron Rockland
An American Diplomat in Franco Spain is stuffed with Michael Aaron Rockland's reports as a cultural attache on the usa embassy in Madrid, Spain within the Sixties. He captures episodes of old and cultural importance as he is going approximately doing his country's enterprise. a few of his tales are particularly poignant whereas others are rather fun. He stocks together with his readers how he shunned shaking Francisco Franco's hand, how he spent an afternoon with Martin Luther King in Madrid, how his son was once chosen to be within the motion picture Dr. Zhivago, how he got here to understand numerous Kennedys, together with Senator Edward Kennedy, Pat Lawford Kennedy, and Jackie Kennedy, and the way the U.S. by accident dropped 4 unarmed hydrogen bombs on Spain. all through those tales, Rockland explains Spanish tradition, previous and current, along with his reviews concerning bull scuffling with, being a Jew in a really Catholic Spain, his love affair with Spanish foodstuff, and what's misplaced in translation.
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D Map H4 • 284-494-3701 Agricultural Fair, Tortola This week-long event in February or early March features a produce and livestock exhibition by farmers at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College. Additional exhibitions are held across the territory. The finale is a food fair where you can savor island fare. d Map J4 • Off Blackburn Hwy, Paraquita Bay • 284-495-2532 Virgin Gorda Easter Festival The island shifts into party mode every Easter weekend for its annual carnival. A beauty pageant and a small parade are the highlights.
This unassuming place sitting up a hill does curried chicken with potatoes well, and other varieties such as lobster and vegetables. d Map H4 • Off Main St, ask directions, Road Town • 284494-4196 • $ Mrs. Scatliffe’s Restaurant, Tortola The delicious West Indian fare served on the upstairs front porch of Mrs. Scatliffe’s home includes superb pumpkin soup and chicken with coconut rice. Reservations by 5pm mandatory. d Map H4 • Carrot Bay • 284-4954556 • No credit cards • $$$ Fischer’s Cove, Virgin Gorda This alfresco restaurant gives a Caribbean twist to standards such as duck, steak, and lobster.
The helpings are huge. d Map D5 • 11B Company St, Christiansted • 340-773-3433 • Closed Sun, no dinner • $$ peppers, onions, and tomatoes at this hole-in-the-wall spot. His hold-in-the-hand patés make delicious on-the-go lunches. While you can eat at one of the few roadside tables, traffic noise and odors make take-out a better option. d Map D2 • Boulon Center Rd, Cruz Bay • 340-776-6352 • Closed Sun, no dinner • $ Walker’s by the Sea, St. Thomas A seaside location and fantastic Caribbean food makes Walker’s by the Sea a popular choice with locals and tourists alike.
An American Diplomat in Franco Spain by Michael Aaron Rockland