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... We walked in and saw a group of locals sitting and intently watching this unknown "Sport" that Martin and I had seen a version of earlier in the day. It resembled a Squash game along a massive court with only one wall on the left and along the front of the court. We later found out that the sport is called "Pelota Vasca" and it is quite a popular sport in the north of Spain. We began chatting with the locals and introduced ourselves in Spanish being ...
... 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
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Can you read that? Probably not...because it is in BASQUE. I made the 2.5 hour bus trip to visit long lost amiga KATE MATTINGLY! I have not seen her in almost 2 years when she came to NYC for New Year's Eve. I was so happy that we were able to reunite in Spain! She is teaching in Bilbao, which is in Basque Country and one of the most prosperous cities in Spain. I had been wanting to visit Bilbao for a long long time, so ...
Grey, cloudy and rainy seems to be the start to our days on this cruise and today is no exception. We have booked a taxi tour through the information desk in the terminal for 10am. €25 for an hour's tour of Getxco for up to 4 people, the driver doesn't speak English but has a CD giving a commentary.
We start at the Biskaya Bridge of which only the towers are original, the crosspiece was replaced dafter the ...
... this option today and book a taxi tour for tomorrow to se the bridge. When we reach the funicular although it is self service there is an attendant who puts our 20c into the machine and opens the gates for us!
The town is fairly run down, a lot of graffiti and not many shops. They seem to keep the usual Spanish hours closing from 12.30 till 3.30. We find a lovely coffee though which only ...
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