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Campervan Adventures in Spain & Portugal: Bilbao & Gaztelugatxe

Today started with a whirlwind tour of Bilbao! 

It took forever to get into the city and find a parking place as the traffic was awful, but once we did it was off to explore. 










We got lots of treats here!







The train station

Walking back we went by a protest of some sort


We only had 2 hours on the parking meter so we got back to the car in time, but I had wanted to extend it another hour to go spy on a few more things...but you cannot. You have to put your license plate in and it won't let you buy a ticket for more time once the time expires!

When we got back to the car we snacked on a chocolate chip scone from Bohemian Lane Pasteleria Vegana which was so so good! I normally wouldn't get a scone, but Raymond wanted to try it so why not? And I am glad we did! Really we got all the treats in Bilbao

What other treats did we get? Well this is on the bottom a zucchini onion tortilla and a ham and cheese tortilla, an empanada, and a ham and cheese puff pastry 

As well as some croissants from Bohemian Lane Pasteleria Vegana - all of it was so so good!

We also got empanadas from Las Mil Delicias Somera

Banana peanut butter cake & Txarloska cake (apple cinnamon)

and a Brownie & chocolate cookie from Txarloska Pasteleria Vegana. The cakes were tasty, but these were a bit dry. All the treats!

After Bilbao we headed on to Gaztelugatxe - where they filmed Kahleesi's castle in Game of Thrones!

It was really beautiful, but the paths to get down there were so incredibly steep - almost too steep to walk down which was surprising since it is such a popular stop









After climbing a ton of narrow steps you get to this small church at the top

And all the views!

All the stairs!















Then it was on to camp - Camping Itxaspe which had some nice views

At camp we got a spot up on a terrace with this view! It also felt like we were the only people here as you couldn't hear anything but nature! We even saw some donkeys wandering the hills


Another great day! Though tomorrow is the last day in Spain

13.98km walked/77 flights

 

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