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Travel Blogs from Zeanuri
Spanish haciendas that were so popular in Australia in the 70’s (admittedly we
did not travel any further south than Madrid, so maybe they are all there
waiting for us).
We travelled along many minor roads which had two
plusses, we got to see much more of the local villages and we avoided some of
the more ridiculous tolls. Arrived about
lunch time the following day in a seaside resort that looked to all intent as
if someone had come ...
... good. I have to get a meal in me. Yesterday had no appetite which is not like me. Had a coffee and croissant for breakfast, made a sandwich out of the bun that came with it and that was all I had all day. Now trying to figure out what the menu means is something else. I've got the rice pudding figured out, just like Stella Pickering used to make when I was a kid. Lots of seafood, never any veggies with the main dish so you have to have ...
... up like my friend Clive from Vernon. I checked into a Pension in downtown Bilbao, recommended by the book of course, but it is not what you would call a star rating unless it was minus. Four floors up, no elevator, washroom down the hall. In any case it's a day of rest and wash some cloths. The plan is to meet with the Aussies when they arrive as they have a rest day here. They met a Spanish lady on the trail who is very familiar with the sites of Bilbao and has offered to ...
... clock before going to bed. To most of them, it is almost unthinkable to have supper at five-six o’clock. Many times, when telling them at what time we eat in Canada, they told me ‘But, aren't you dying of hunger at ten o’clock?!’. Another thing is that bread is always present (except for breakfast…) and is eaten with any kind of dishes, including the traditional tapas and pintxos.
Another difference that I noticed is the relation people have with ...
... living room..! Also, I try to fit my homework in my free time since I spent most of my free days in Bilbao or walking and hiking in Zeanuri. I think the hardest part of my work is the fact that it is not the usual eight to four shift work, that it is ‘broken’ in many parts. I had never lived that before and it is sometime hard to just put your head ‘off’ and really relax. However, I had never worked in hostelry before and I know I will never forget my experience ...