Gran Hotel Puente Colgante
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGran Hotel Puente Colgante Portugalete
Noch einmal bequem ausruhen und gut frühstücken, bevor in den nächsten Wochen Unterkunft und Verpflegung etwas bescheidener ausfallen.
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Earlier in the trip, Carlos had mentioned to me that he and Lois had visited an interesting town outside of Bilbao that had a unique bridge and what they understood to be a very good restaurant in a medieval tower along the riverfront. After some further discussion, it was decided to make this the final stop of our trip, arriving late afternoon for lunch and a short tour of the bridge. Our first encounter with Portugalete was not the best. First the bus driver got ...
... sprightly hounds, ***** and two fabulously cute pups were as bright and excitable as us on our first morning in Spanish sunshine. All was well. With wheetabix and coffee brewed on a bench on the town promenade and utensils washed in the town drinking fountain, we were ready to explore!
Cervera didn't disappoint. Turns out the pocket sized town is hemmed in within crenelated walls, with long views stretching out over plains and terracing. narrow rat runs ...
... to go explore Old Town Bilbao and do a little advance scouting/shopping. The rest of us stay behind and relax on the porch or in the pool for the afternoon.
We have a big dinner on the porch, chowing down on a Chicken Tetrazine that MaeMae whipped up for us. Most of hit the sack at a reasonable hour, but I think this is the first night in a string of many that conversations out on the porch stretched out to the wee hours. ...
... not find the a/c button and he put the heat on instead. Everyone was stripping within minutes. He finally shut the heat off and when we arrived at the pier, he mysteriously found the a/c button.
We were to sail around 6p, but the captain announced that because of the very high winds in St. Jean-De-Luz, France, where we would have to be anchored we would have to stay overnight. This was fine with us.
The next day ...
... ensures that there is no one plowing along in the opposite direction, equally oblivious to the carnage that is about to occur. So if you see "Stupid bus driver causes massive accident because he is an over confident douche" then you'll be happy to know that I was Australian tourist mentioned in the article.
Anyway you get to Bilbao and immediately see that its far more industrial than the rest of the Spanish cities I have been to. But because its industrial it is ...