Situated between Seville to the north and Cadiz to the south, Jerez de la Frontera could be dismissed as a mere transit point. But during the off-season, the calm streets and small number of tourists make it a relaxing getaway.
Despite the Nazi's attempt to destroy the Ludendorff bridge on the west bank of the Rhine River in Remagen, Germany, the 9th Armored Division captured it on March 7, 1945, enabling thousands of troops to pour over to the eastern side of the Rhine.
The smell of sausage and mulled wine wafts through the evening air. It could be anywhere in Germany around Christmastime, but it is not. It is Edinburgh, Scotland, and we are at the European Christmas Market in the Scottish capital.