Hotel Villa Itsaso
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... all the tapas bars showcasing the famous pintxos, a collection of finger food items spread out on the bar. It was Friday night, and Donostia (the basque name of the city) felt very much alive and socially vibrant, as its inhabitants wandered the pedestrian streets to meet up with friends and start entering tapas bars to enjoy local delicacies in an upbeat atmosphere. (I think I'm starting to sound like a guidebook, better stop this blog soon). Anyhoos, I think I will come back to this ...
Each of them has a whole floor at the Guggenheim in Bilbao. Each of them had a long multi-disciplinary career, ranging from painting to music and "performances" for one and ballet for the other, and also sculpture. But it seems to me one is much more respected than the other, maybe because he's been dead for 50 years. Yoko Ono's work is very ...
... was only skittle bombs and voddy redbulls, no drambuie and jager. Then a little punt at the casino, cheeky 500 quid up, thank you. Then the arduous task of traveling an hour north by train to Stansted Airport. Long evening but it really was a fantastic start to this adventure.
Ok so i arrived in Bilbao, grabbed the rental car and headed for the "best beach in Europe" according to Lonely Planet. This i had to ...
Arriving in Bilbao I was met by Ana and we headed off to Eibar, a small industrial town built in a valley (which has very impressive escalators in the street) where her folks live to celebrate her birthday with a few drinks around town and dinner at the Sociadad. In essence, Sociadads are club houses for groups of male friends centred around indulgence in scrumptious home cooked food with the best local ingredients and fine (primarily but ...
... apple cider. You could even open the kegs and serve yourself, only 1-2 fingers high in your glass though since any more than that would not be worth taking. You could spill it on the floor if you didn't like it and taste the next keg. Each one was slightly different in flavour.
The dinner started with tortilla (this was only a cod omelette, but served hot), followed by pan fried cod with green pepper and onions. The main course was the raw, ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking