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May 27th 2008
Published: May 28th 2008
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Northern Spain

Zoom way out to see where I am... Between Bilbao and San Sebastian.

I´m getting closer to the "Camino de Santiago," the famous pilgrimage across Northern Spain that I´m planning to trek...

Now I´m in Basque Territory, visiting the brother-in-law of my good friend, Christi. Ivan´s brother, David, and his wife, Liz, have been hosting me at their house near Gernika for the last couple of days, about 20 miles east of Bilbao. They have a 10-month old baby boy named Iñigo. David is from Seattle, and Liz is from Vancouver, Canada, so it´s nice to hang with English-speaking people again.

David and Liz have been living in Spain for 2 years now. They are building a home on acreage with a view of the Atlantic Ocean (see photos). While they wait to get permits, they have a temporary cabin on the property. They also have an apartment nearby. Their property is beautiful... the land here is lush and green. No wonder... it´s been raining every day!

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Between Gernika & BilbaoBetween Gernika & Bilbao
Between Gernika & Bilbao

The scenery is lush and green with rolling hills down to the Atlantic Coast. Most of the homes are built from stone with red tile roofs.
Laura & LizLaura & Liz
Laura & Liz

Gernika, Spain
View of Atlantic CoastView of Atlantic Coast
View of Atlantic Coast

This photo was taken from David and Liz´s property near Gernika, Spain.
Picasso´s "Gernika" in GernikaPicasso´s "Gernika" in Gernika
Picasso´s "Gernika" in Gernika

The original painting is in the Prado Museum in Madrid.
Castle in GernikaCastle in Gernika
Castle in Gernika

It´s been converted into a hotel and restaurant.

28th May 2008

Great pics
Laura Looks like the weather is getting a little better.... D
12th June 2008

You are having the experience of a lifetime Laura, thanks for sharing your photos - they are amazing! :)

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