Silken Hotel Ciudad de Vitoria
Travel Blogs from Vitoria-Gasteiz
... pleasure is seeing a virgin lake with virtually no interference by mankind, except of course that mankind created the lake in the first place.
Everything is pretty mundane after we pass the dam and muddle our way through Miranda de Ebro to our final destination. Here we are welcomed by Maria Teresa, who shows us her nice AIRBNB flat, and also walks us through the village of Labastida. A fine welcome indeed to what we hope will be a pleasant week in the ...
... community centered around a golf course and country club, much like the developments that we are used to in the states. As we hiked through the town it was extremely evident how empty the town felt. We found out later that day that of what has to be the hundreds of homes and apartments which were built there only four are occupied. After the collapse they were simply unable to find people to buy them. Once we reached Santo Domingo we stayed in a small albergue run by a ...
... small pieces of bread with some topping skewered by the stick – traditionally your bill is produced by counting your sticks. More Rioja was consumed and some quail based Pinchos were dispatched. We then moved onto a larger, more modern venue which was crammed full of local families eating, drinking and chatting away. Here we expanded out food choices to Croquettes and Jambas and managed to secure a table! Here ended another fine ...
... for me. Halleluyah! Saved by the bed! (and apparently there was only 2 left).
With that good news in hand I could have relaxed and waited a couple of hours for the sun to go down. However I didn't trust the reservation one hundred percent so I wanted to get there as soon as possible to get that mattress. I knew it meant 2 hours walking under the strongest sun I have felt in a long time, but I filled the camel pack and pushed on.
It was a gruelling 2 hours with no ...
... him, one older dog and a new pup that he was training. Ishmael was his name and we enjoyed talking to him. He taught us the different Spanish salutations - Buenos dias, buenos tares, and buenos noches . He wished us well, " Buen Camino " and we continued limping along to Torres del Rio. It was now 37 degrees and we made the decision not to stay in an albergue tonight. We checked into the Hotel la Pata De Oca. After ...
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