5/4/13: Voices of the Old Sea - Norman Lewis
Not really a travel book, so much as an ode to a by-gone time. The author moves to a small isolated fishing village on the Spanish coast. He writes a sort of socio-anthro study of a life in transition. Basically this area had not changed much in 2000 years. He goes over these bizarre rituals that are pretty pagan in origin. What does happen is development for post WWII tourism. The old nobility is penniless and land rich, the new entrepreneurs sidle in and life literally changes within 3-5 years. And the past is gone. Luckily the author was there and charts it all.