Hotel Marques De Riscal
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... used to, walking through smaller urban areas of maybe 3,000-5,000 people and hearing roosters crow! I guess if you live in Miami or Key West you can, but I still find it strange.
I took lots of pictures today, but they're in the room and there are quite a few people sleeping and I've bothered them enough already going in and out while taking a shower and washing some clothes. I may do that later, after they wake up or if I get the nerve to go back in there.
Starting a bad habit of blogging every second day. It was bound to happen. Yesterday, we left Barcelona and headed to Logrono, the capital of the La Rioja wine country. We had no expectations because I really just picked this place randomly because I got a good deal on a nice place on airbnb.com. We might have been in Tolouse if the host at the other apartment I contacted wrote back but she didn't. The drive here was very easy and we even managed to stop ...
So I figured out how to turn the TV off - unplugging it did the trick...
After finishing watching Spain's version of Millionaire Hot Seat - complete with singing, dancing, trapdoors and no Eddie McGuire - we went to dinner at the hotel's restaurant. Again, thanks Mum and Dad!! Another massive fixed menu which kicked of with 4 appetizers (photo) which included a clear "tomato gazpacho beer" - awesome!
Just a swifty while I remember. So we left San Sebastian in a cab to San Sebastian Airport to pick up our car to drive to Rioja. Why? That makes no sense. This is true. The problem is that today is a Spanish national holiday so the only place open to rent a car from was the airport. We arrived at San Sebastian airport and were relieved to see that the only car rental desk open was Avesa, the company we had booked with. Alberto was behind the desk and asked for our ...
... in a market and asked the cashier for a capa/poncho. He brought out a couple small trash bags and scissors and began to engineer something suitable to protect me from the rain. Yes it looked ridiculous (or awesome depending on who you asked) but in keeping me dry it was wonderful. In the next town, Amber and I stopped in a cafe to warm up and take a rest from walking. We sat at the bar and I ordered a cafe con leche (Spanish coffee) and hot chocolate for Amber. I met ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center