Hotel Marques De Riscal
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Non-smoking rooms
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The weather is still not warm but at least dry. Go for a walk round the old town again in Pamplona and visit the Ciudadela park with the ruins of the old citadel. We stop at Cafe Iruna in the Plaza where Kathleen manages to force down a beer and I have a Horchata. We go to the bar Gaucho and have some of its famous pintxos. Early afternoon we set off for Elciego where the Hotel ...
Today we are scheduled to leave bustling Bilbao in our rental car and head for our next destination in the Spanish Rioja wine region. Before we picked up our car, Charlene had to visit a flea market at the neighborhood plaza near our hotel. She's never met a flea market she didn't like. Even when it is in Spanish, Basque or Castillian. This market covered everything from Spanish soccer cards (the Spanish equivalent to baseball cards). Hordes of ...
... pop. 52, and still no bars and the only pencion was closed. We stopped for a 10 milnute rest and shared an orange. Incidently, Villamayor del Rio is known as "the place of three lies", as its name implies a large town on a river and it's actually a tiny hamlet along a creek! Finally, at 10:00 after 10.4 miles, we stopped at the first bar we came to on the outskirts of Belorado and had a much needed restroom break, cafe con leche and an open faced ...
... very tight here, too.
37. Things are less scheduled and just seem to happen!
38. Not many people have iPhones or Apple products.
39. Every weekend in Spain in the summer is a festival or party of some sort.
40. Barcelona is to Spain as New York CIty is to America: everyone knows about it and it is a tourist hot spot, even thought there are many other notable (more) beautiful places.
41. After leaving the US ...
... through a number of seemingly deserted villages, we made it to Belorado. Because the villages we'd been through didn't have even a shop, we couldn't pick up any bread. We did see a travelling butcher in a van who stopped and provided cuts of meat to the older villagers who came out.
Belorado is an ancient village that dates back to Roman times. Apparently, it is the site of the oldest known habitation with over 1 million years of history, probably due to ...