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It´s hard to wrap my head around the fact that I´m so many miles away from home, and so quickly. I feel a bit like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, like I can tap my heels three times and transport myself back home..... Anyway, here we are in Bilbao, Spain, in Basque Country. I didn´t really know what that meant until I got here....the Basques have …
... with our spanish we managed to work our way downtown following the river Nervión from the airport until our arrival in Bilbao.
We hopped off the bus at a stop on the Puente Euskalduna (Bridge of Euskalduna) where we were instantly stunned by the modern architecture of this bridge as well as the impeccably designed Guggenheim Museum just off to the right of the bridge. We were instantly gratified with our first sights of this modern city.
... 8211; and anyone who knows me knows how many questions I ask! I learned about Spanish history and politics, about the educational system and its flaws, about wine and bonsai trees, about the language of the Pais Vasco… He was a treasure chest of information. He also taught me how to use the Nescafe maker – The European equivalent of a Keurig.
Never has a Cappuccino tasted sweeter J
That’s all for now! I will post more as soon as I ...
... so excited when Kate got assigned there! PLUS there is a direct bus from San Vicente to Bilbao...perfecto!
While I love my little San Vicente, I was looking forward to spending the long weekend in the city!
Some of the BEST of the Weekend:
1. Finally buying a COAT at H&M
2. Finally sharing a Voll Damm with Kate after almost 3 years!
3. Going to the Guggenheim and affirming ...
... War and the gondola is a recent update. But it is still classed as the oldest transporter bridge in the world. It was interesting to watch cars and pedestrians being moved from one side to the other dangling on the gondola at road level.
A downside of the taxi tour was that we were unable to stop and take photos but it did give a great overview of Getxco. The villas and other edifices dating from the 1920s and ...