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Travel Blogs from La Laguna
... and decides to aim for Palencia as a stopping point. The roads are less full and so the Raven opens up to cruise at a pretty decent speed. The hotel in Palencia is unpretentiously comfortable with a very scary underground garage. The Raven whimpers a bit as Guy abandons him for the night in the dungeon. A simple supper in a tapas bar and an early night... very early by Spanish ...
... a café in the Plaza Mayor!
Unfortunately, a common assumption by many Spaniards is that we cannot speak Spanish. Our waitress tried to blind side us, and persuade us all to buy their most expensive dish. While I am sure it is one of their specialties, it is simply a move they make on tourists, who they assume do not know much about Spanish cuisine. Once we had proven to her that we can speak Spanish, she seemed less pushy and more ...
... deep blue sea. The weather is good to us. We stop in Lekeitio to enjoy a picnic lunch on a hillside overlooking the town. A group of colourful kayakers paddle around the point and enter the harbour.
We head inland through the city of Guernica, seat of the Biscayan assembly and scene of the terrible bombardment by the German Luftwaffe on the 26th. April 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. ...
... me longer than usual to walk because of the water. I then opted for the stairs in stead of the elevator. I don’t know what it is about Europe but their staircases seem to be much steeper than ours. Maybe that’s just how out of shape I am in, but between my run and the stairs I definitely felt I had earned a siesta.
I wish I had more to tell you, but that was pretty much the highlight of my day. I met up ...
A lighter blog, as promised, to be filled with whatever I can come up with. But first, my latest confession:
Something about being surrounded by 90% Roman Catholics makes me feel like anything could be a sin here, along with the feeling that God is ever present (even moreso than in the EEUU!). Therefore, I decided that my most guilt-ridden memory of this past week should be confessed. Zina and I ate Domino's pizza not once, but twice. ...
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Plaza del Adelantado 11, La Laguna | 4 star hotelfrom $77