Pension Mendez I Y II
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- Non-smoking rooms
- Concierge desk
- High-speed internet in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Free High-Speed Internet
TripAdvisor Reviews Pension Mendez I Y II Bilbao
Travel Blogs from Bilbao
... up. Raced past fields of lavender .windmills of large proportion strung out across the low hills . To the club car for a snack.. 2 more hours to go. Yawn. BUT.. What a way to travel in Spain..or Europe ..see lots..meet people.. Could stop in lots of cities for a few days at a time! Good thought. 1830.. Climbing..big craggy mountains.. Deep tunnels... Great looking vegetation on the cliff sides..what is it ...
... back on the motorways. After a couple of hours we crossed the border from France to Spain, we were greeted by bunting across the road welcoming visitors to Spain, a traditional Spanish brass band playing Viva Espania, and both given a small straw donkey at the motorway toll booth. No we weren't! All there was was a sign telling us the speed limit was now 120kph instead of 130kph and there were less Peugeot's around. It's funny we've crossed quite a few borders now and there ...
... stopped at one of the many pinchos bars and had a drink. They placed some pinchos (food on a stick) in front of us. We had been informed that at many such locations the food is 'free' so we ate it, and it wasn't. Oh well, it was only about E$1 each, so it wasn't so bad.
People were popping in and out of the many bars. It was buzzing.
What I did notice is that people don't tend to stay at one bar for long. ...
... and it has really put the city on the map and brings thousands of tourists daily - a bit like MONA in Hobart.
On the train to Barcelona there was a girl travelling with her Guinean pig in a sort of cat cage! She kept feeding it by hand and giving it water and stroking it! On two other train trips we had a gay couple travelling with their cat and a young couple with their cat - they let them half out of the cages and keep patting them and feeding them!
... Basque bar snacks--most often, a small slice of bread loaded with toppings held together with a toothpick) did not disappoint. We sidled up to a bar in the old city's main plaza, ordered two glasses of "vino tinto" and began pointing to a wide variety of items from the even wider assortment spread out over all three sides of the wraparound bar. We would sample a couple of pintxos, taste each other's choices, then order a couple more, repeating until we felt full. ...