Hotel Monte Ulia
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After five weeks in the Basque country, I've realized the food scene here is very different from the Basque food scene in my hometown of Reno, Nevada. I grew up with "Basque food" and have loved it since I was a boy, but being here has shown me the differences in both the food and how it is prepared.
Reno, and most of northern Nevada, has a high Basque population. Immigration during the 60’s and ...
... and nothing really stood out. Except perhaps the tuna (bonito) auction clock, which sadly isn't working anymore.
We had breakfast pintxos (not sure if they're still called that in the morning) - we had a (spanish) tortilla with jamon y queso, a bocadillo and a piquillo stuffed with gulas (baby eels again, yummm) and cafe con leche at a "bar" (they are called bars, to differentiate the service style from that of a "full service" ...
... I am crashing. I am embracing this adventure with my whole spirit; I am making a splash, and I don't care who minds.
Although there was no sol, there was soul. A thoughtless bus ride was replaced by a humbling encounter with Creation. Gazing out from the deck of the café onto the beach below, I was grateful for the walk of today and all the walks of tomorrow.
... the separatist movement.
- The beaches are topless (optional) and the tide is noticeably, and quickly, in or out.
- Lots of great designated walking paths, and separate routes for bicycles.
- The law requires people to wear helmets when riding, but except for what appered to be tourist cycling groups, we did not see many helmuts.
D has sneezed about 100 times today. If he is allergic to Spain, this is going to be a very long ...
... always go to this tapas place nearby and meet fellow travellers. I joined a busabout tour one night and caught up with a bunch of cool cats from Perth. Krystal and Corne they were so lovely. We went out and danced the night away. Also Krystal stole a pink flamingo from a local beach bar and it was our little mascot for the ...