With one week to explore the lands around the mouth of the Columbia we listened to stories of the Lewis and Clark expedition, tried to learn the verses to “Roll on Columbia”, hiked, paddled and had a great time.
Today my cousin Kit and I went to the Keukenhof; an amazing spring flower garden.
In Vitoria-Gasteiz since yesterday. The city was founded over 900 years ago and the old town has an ancient feel.
Here’s a video of traditional dancing:
We’ve been in Donastia (San Sebastian), for the past couple of days. It has a Belle Époque feel; walking along the beach promenade I could picture women with parasols and men wearing straw hats.
I had some truly delicious slow cooked pork pintxos (small dishes) at La Cuchera de San Telmo.
All signs are in Spanish and Basque and it does sound very different from anything else I’ve ever heard. Our hotel receptionist was patient enough to teach me a few phrases:
- Kaixo (kaysho) – hello
- Eskerrik asko (eskerry asko) – thank you
Burgos is one of the provincial capitals in Castille – Leon with a lovely river walk and amazing Gothic architecture.