Monthly Archives: May 2011

Gernika

By the time we got to Gernika, it was dark, and we headed from the last bus stop towards the downtown core where we thought the hostel was located. There weren’t any signs for it, so we asked the first … Continue reading

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Las Almendres

Last Sunday we were invited along with Dorien and Edo to have lunch at their friend Hugo’s place in a village near Medina de Pomar. A Belgian-born psychotherapist and total non-conformist, Hugo bought the remains of an old village a … Continue reading

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Elections & protests

Municipal elections are taking place all over the country on Monday, so every town is plastered with posters. A very thorough grafitti artist in Torrelavega has managed to spray red clown noses on almost all of the Conservative Party’s candidates’ … Continue reading

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El Hacedor

From Madrid we flew to Bilbao and caught a bus through the mountains to Oña where there is a monastery nearly 1000 years old. The production of rosin was the base of the local economy for many generations and with … Continue reading

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Fun with customs & shipping

We are learning a lot on this trip! To take Claire’s art to Spain for a temporary exhibition of paintings that are not primarily for sale we had to apply for an “ATA Carnet” through the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. … Continue reading

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