The Bull ring
Drive into Malaga to see the bullfight that we came back from Morocco to see. There was no bullfight. Next Sunday maybe. We stood in front of the Plaza de Toros for two hours before we found that there wasn’t going to be a bullfight. But we talked to a man from Baltimore who gets our award for the nicest American we have met in Europe. He is sailing in a boat he bought in Denmark. We also saw quite a few grubby Americans while we waited. The man from Baltimore said that the police have a bad time with the beatniks from America. We returned to the hotel and walked barefooted to the beach.
A daily diary of a journey in 1962. Please post comments about where you were then on the Background page.
1962 was pivotal. This is the background:
It was a year colored by the Cuban Missile Crisis, an escalating involvement in Vietnam, the Berlin Wall and the Cold War with Russia, Civil Rights issues, a nascent space program, Nelson Mandela in prison, Betty Friedan's, The Feminist Mystique, the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the death of Marilyn Monroe.