Posted: 30/10/2017 at 20:47
Evening all. Currently sat in the hotel in Bilbao and heading for bed early as we're both tired. Up early for planes and long motorway slogs but at least it was sunny and the roads were clear apart from roadworks so long spells of 90kph. I arrived just after 6 and, after unpacking, we went for a stroll before heading to a recommended tapas & eats bar. Possum had squid croquettes - pappy - and I tried cod Vilsomething which turned out to be a cod steak with a bland tomato-ish sauce, spiceless padrano peppers and cold elvers. I don't do eel in any shape or form. The patatas bravas were good tho.
Tomorrow we're exploring Bilbao and seeing sights. It's an attractive looking place with some gorgeous old buildings and reminds me of Genoa - lots of tunnels through the mountains and then driving pas people's bedroom windows on elevated sections.
DL - Never mind tax exiles! No knighthoods for toe-rags and LH is definitely an unpleasant piece of work.
Busy - when I ordered a pork joint with the skin in Belgium they very proudly gave me the joint with the skin separate. Stuck to slabs of belly pork after that cos they come with skin attached. Sounds like a good day even if it didn't go to plan.
LP - sounds like you had a good day too. FG - sorry you got soggy feet.
Clari - a burger is minced meat! You could be really naughty and get them to make their own burgers and tomato ketchup as a project one day. Just buy the mince and loads of tomatoes and cook em down with some onions and spices and a bit of vinegar. Or just get some chips from the chippy.
Pdoc - viruses, as you know, are tricky blighters so you need to be disciplined about resting and also being positive. Don't let the b*stards get you down. Hugs to your long suffering missus who will need lots of comfort while you work your way thru this.
Good night all. Sweet dreams.