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August 17th 2008
Published: August 17th 2008
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Fantastic old house
Moved down into Spain and on the way stopped in the Pyrenees which was very like Barrington.

In Spain our first stop was at Bilbao mostly for the Guggenheim museum. It is a fantastic building both inside and out. The photos do not do it justice. We spent one night out in the sticks at an old country (16th century) house. The owner had done a great job restoring it and the views across the valley were lovely. Down the road was another similar building proudly displaying a date 1777!

We have had great fun in the tapas bars sampling the food and wine. Some surprises like embuchardo or lamb intestines which actually tasted quite nice when cut thinly. We ended up in a town, Lograno, which has been proclaimed by Lonely Planet’s Blue List as World’s Best Tapas town. What luck they had a wine festival as well- 5 Euros for a huge glass (to keep, of course) and 5 different wine refills. Followed by tapas and what more could you ask for?

Off to Madrid to meet Hayley and Del.

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Country house viewCountry house view
Country house view

Valley view from house
Guggenheim MuseumGuggenheim Museum
Guggenheim Museum

Really magnificent building
Guggenheim interiorGuggenheim interior
Guggenheim interior

Looking towards the ceiling
Guggenheim PuppyGuggenheim Puppy
Guggenheim Puppy

Don't you just love this!
More TapasMore Tapas
More Tapas

And there's more

Doesn't look like intestines!
A new Barrington?A new Barrington?
A new Barrington?

Found this little gem in the Pyrenees
Barrington-like river as wellBarrington-like river as well
Barrington-like river as well

Would like to revisit and hike here

19th August 2008

Too much fun
How much fun can two people have? Look out for HG - he is currently in the south of France working as a WOOFA (worker on organic farms). Reg

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