Abba Parque Hotel
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... familiarity with the foody words was poor. Our waiter spoke no English so it was difficult for us to have a conversation about what he might suggest as an alternative to the hake. So, not wanting to delay lunch any further (we had been waiting a rather long time) I oedered an item from the tapas blackboard because it sounded spicy and interesting (the word was 'chipirones'). Well ... indeed it was interesting. It was pieces of squid flesh, stuffed ...
... vastly overpacked) hold - classic EasyJet. It wasn't, by the way, it's just that all the cabin space was probably already filled by those people who think it's acceptable to bring a wheely suitcase, a massive handbag, a shopping bag AND a laptop bag as hand luggage. Clue's in the name, love, you have to be able to carry your hand luggage with one hand. Singular.
(Aside: I admit to sometimes being one of those people.)
I was forced to check it as a suitcase. ...
... while different was lovely to see and we finally reached Bilbao about 4pm. As our accommodation is about 20 minutes from Bilbao we had a sight seeing break of about 90 minutes.
Bilbao traces its history back to before the 11th century and it is the largest city of the Basque Country and the 10th largest in Spain. It has a population or 353,000 in 2010. It is situated in the north-central part of Spain.
The Spanish Civil War started ...
I arrived by train from San Sebastian and easily found my hostel. The hostel was around 15 minute walk to the city centre. I spent around three days in Bilbao. I met a few people at the hostel although it was very quiet at the time. That afternoon I met Alexandra from Austria, we had a few sangrias together. She left later that evening to head home to Austria. The next day it was hot around 38 degrees and wanted to explore the city ...
... and were delivered back to our freezing van atop the mountain with a view over Bilbao to die for.
I immediately started the engine and ran it for half an hour to get some heat and power back into the system, and had to giggle at Treas who was a bit puzzled as to why she couldn't just turn-on the electric kettle to make a cuppa....
Tomorrow - I think it's Santa-something -or-other.....but let's get out of here - it's far too bloody cold....the outside temp is showing 10 atm....