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Travel Blogs from Vitoria-Gasteiz
I just stayed a few days in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country for work. Nothing much happened as you can see from the pictures. Basically I was working during the day and roaming the streets at night looking for restaurants serving up good Pintxos.
... a manly G&T in the least manly glass ever. I did try and look sophisticated by drinking it in a pose of contemplation. (photo). To the room for some room service and a terrible movie on the iPad.
Up on Friday morning. A big brekkie and then the drive to Barcelona. 500 kilometres and 75 euros worth of tolls later, we had dropped the car off and were in a cab to the hotel. Let blog 6.1: Barcelona commence!!!
... In the mouth, fresh, lively, firm tannins and good integration with the cherry following though to a slight bitter finish.
Thanks to one of our more forward party members, a second wine was requested (Ysios produce only two wines and an exclusive Selection wine).
2. Reserva Edición Limitada 2007
This wine is only produced in exceptional years exclusively from the 80-year-old vines in the plot named "Las Navas". After 35 ...
... I am resting before venturing out into the dappled evening sunshine for another culinary adventure!
Well, that was a long break! I am now sitting in my kitchen at home but determined to complete my entries.
After some gamesmanship by certain members in the Hotel Lobby to ensure that the group for dinner was the correct size and contained suitable entertaining company we set off back into the old town seeking ...
My family loves hosting exchange students, and in the summer of 2011 we hosted a girl my age from Vitoria-Gasteiz, (the second largest city in the Basque Country in the north of Spain - close to the French border) for one month. It was the beginning of a cool friendship. When Oihane found out I was going to study abroad in Spain for three months, she insisted that I come visit her and stay with her family... and so here I am :)