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... Fernando Botero had his exposition on display. The most impressive piece of art was a 2m high black acrylic concave dish. With a reflective surface and its seemingly "depth insensitive" optical design, the closer you stand to the optical point, the more it feels like you are looking into a black abyss. So of course we spent a while there teasing our brains and getting in trouble for whistling and making great echo sounds in the museum!
... and I love my host Mama, but I needed a change of scenery, a break, and a sense of family.
Oihane’s family welcomed me like one of their own – and I loved spending time with them. Marie-Carmen taught me how to make Spanish Tortilla, and even though I was horrified by the amount of olive oil needed to prepare it (about ¾ of a liter!!!) I loved laughing and talking in the kitchen as we made it.
Juan-Jo spent so much time answering all ...
... br> 9. Pintxos, Pintxos and more Pintxos.
10. Realizing Spain is a small small small world. Who knew that the random Welsh guy I met would have been the summer English teacher of about 1/2 of my students?
Bilbao is a beautiful city with a lot of character and incredible modern touches. I will most definitely be back!
ALSO, we booked our 8 day adventure to Germany for Christmas!
... beautiful, and sell now for millions of Euros. There is a wide and eclectic range of building styles, mock Tudor, Swiss Chalet, Scottish Baronial, Italianate Castles and everything in between.
Overall it looks like a very prosperous and pleasant city, the part nearer the bridge being more salubrious than that near the old port. Today the port is running a free shuttle to the bridge and the old town, but we decide ...
... to guarantee my arrival. Soooo, no love hitch hiking, but i'll give it another shot some day :)
When my backpacking trip was planned, we specifically extended it to be in Pamplona for the festival of San Fermin, where the Running of the Bulls takes place. Little did I know that this event would be 48 hours of pure craziness and the greatest experience of my trip!