Carlton Rioja Hotel
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As we drove out of Segovia we marvelled at the view of the palace that inspired Walt Disney to create Disneyland. Now we were heading north to the Rioja region, and the drive along the lesser roads took us through rolling barren hills carved with many river valleys. Occasional exposed weathered limestone cliffs provided a spectacular contrast to the red soil.
We were lucky to drive past a flock of about 15 huge vultures very ...
... of a chocolate donut, and of course, "yes, thankyou, I would love some Spanish omelette." And an espresso. They chauffeured me back to the Arc of Santa Maria in the plaza at Los Arcos, and I visited the church of Santa Maria, as opposed to the church of Santa Claus. Holy Moley!! Talk about ornate decoration. The Church had clearly had many incarnations through different eras, and there was golden baroque ba-bling galore. I was looked up and down by the two ...
... although the church was not scheduled to be open, we snuck in just before the start of a funeral mass. As with many of the churches in Spain, very different and interesting. The second church, San Pedro, appears to have been a much larger and more imposing landmark before it was destroyed in a war. Three walls of the church are still more or less standing, so you can get a good idea of what it was like. Although our visit to Viana was short, it was worth the ...
... here either (apart from the ubiquitous Zara, obviously). Small, local-ish thingies are the order of the day. Which means, despite living in Madrid, I recognise absolutely nothing.
Anyway, having a balcony in my room that offered a panoramic vista of Burger King was, believe it or not, actually one of the factors that almost convinced me against choosing the flat. Me living next door to Burger King? Recipe for disaster, bankruptcy and obesity, surely?
Well not quite. ...
Today we took a local bus to Bakio, a little coastal town where surfing is the big thing. We began our coastal walk towards the steep cliffs of Gaztelugatxe (steep cliffs was an understatement). The walk was really tough for Danielle because of the humidity and the steep uphill climb that was relentless. The views across the Bay of Biscay where glorious and it was a great experience, but Danielle's left calf muscle did not enjoy it at all. When we arrived there was a ...