Bilbao/San Sebastian October 24th 2008 Following the demise of Fenlands i decided to start getting some more travelling done and started with a week in the Basque country in sept.
To begin with i spent 3 nights in Bilbao, my little hotel was right next to a bar called Bilbao Beer,(always a good sign), this is where i finished all three nights with visits in between.(many brain cells destroyed)!
The main reason to come to Bilbao was t ... read more
Europe » Spain » Basque Country » Bilbao Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more