Silken Hotel Juan de Austria
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The roads get busier and busier as the Raven heads south. And then as we approach Bayonne the whole thing comes to a shuddering halt. The queues seem to go on for miles. The Raven does his bit, weaving in and out of the lanes, but it's hard going. There are some occasional free stretches but there are massive queues to get into all the bottle-neck peage stations. Guy reaches Spain late in ...
... a café in the Plaza Mayor!
Unfortunately, a common assumption by many Spaniards is that we cannot speak Spanish. Our waitress tried to blind side us, and persuade us all to buy their most expensive dish. While I am sure it is one of their specialties, it is simply a move they make on tourists, who they assume do not know much about Spanish cuisine. Once we had proven to her that we can speak Spanish, she seemed less pushy and more ...
... a book sale where they were setting up a small stage for live music which I guess is for tonight. It is rather far from the hotel so I guess we will not be going there.
The churches and cathedrals differ quite a bit form the plain to the very intricately decorated ones. There are also quite a few squares with beautiful buildings around them. All in all I thoroughly enjoyed this town as it had a nice feel to it.
... streets. Everyone in the procession wears an outfit that covered then from head to toe, and a dunce hat. They look exactly like the Klu Klux Klan, except instead of just white outfits, there are black, red, and blue, as well. The people in the processions march in an orderly fashion to the beat of bagpipes and drums. I forgot my camera, but will be going to another procession next ...
... for burgers before our night class and our classes went well, and I am understanding a lot more. Ellen had her baby this night, so I was excited to hear the good news :)
Wednesday:Class at 9 (Social Structure) and 10 (Geography), and the rest of the day was free. I went grocery shopping and went out for a little walk. Rain was in the forecast all week, so I didn't go out too much.
Thursday: I had class from 9-11. This class kinda sucks, but since we bring our laptops ...