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... upon entering we met some...very nice... ladies from Madrid who were in town for a national gymnastics tournament! But after spending some time in the museum and realizing that we either to...ahem "sober"...to appreciate some of the "Extreme Modern Art" pieces, we just ended up having a great time making up our own stories of the artwork! I will remember the famous "Mälm Ikea Section", the "Epilepsy Causing Word Screens", the oddly scary "Electric ...
... and I love my host Mama, but I needed a change of scenery, a break, and a sense of family.
Oihane’s family welcomed me like one of their own – and I loved spending time with them. Marie-Carmen taught me how to make Spanish Tortilla, and even though I was horrified by the amount of olive oil needed to prepare it (about ¾ of a liter!!!) I loved laughing and talking in the kitchen as we made it.
Juan-Jo spent so much time answering all ...
... that modern art confuses me.
4. Going to a Basque birthday party
5. Apparently learning that Spain considers Bon Jovi to be "heavy metal"
6. Hanging out @ the apartment of a couple Germans and their one British room mate.
7. Realizing how much more accomplished Germans are in that they were speaking German, English & Spanish.
8. Learning how to Greek dance at 4am in the street from ...
... beautiful, and sell now for millions of Euros. There is a wide and eclectic range of building styles, mock Tudor, Swiss Chalet, Scottish Baronial, Italianate Castles and everything in between.
Overall it looks like a very prosperous and pleasant city, the part nearer the bridge being more salubrious than that near the old port. Today the port is running a free shuttle to the bridge and the old town, but we decide ...
... we have all week!) And as it had clouded up, we decided to just stay in town and walk around a bit. So, we got on the bus and headed down the river to the Calatrava bridge. (Same Spanish architect that designed the Milwaukee Art Museum.) took some pictures, but as you can see it was a pretty cloudy day. So, the Guggenheim museum isn't as shiny as it is on a sunny day. We then found a cafe to have lunch (I wasn't kidding about that slow ...