Author: cjbracewell

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La vista no es buena

Despite the cloudiness, I still started the day with the Mirador I had planned. Some of the public photos showed it above the clouds, so

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Oh, Google

Well, I can at least say I didn’t get rained on. But Google Maps ran this day off the road. Too many missed turns and

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On a Clear Day

Oh, thank you for another sunny day. It may be the last I see for a while. Much better view of the ski hill than

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Pyranees

  I chose this second mountain valley to drive up for two reasons… An incredible train station and ski hills. Canfranc station, Wes Anderson movie

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Maritime museum

Bilbao as a port goes back centuries. The exhibit of nautical maps was interesting. They are drawn looking at the land from the sea, regardless

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Museums and bicycles

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao brought the city onto the world stage when it opened in 1997. Like many industrial cities, the 1980s wrecked the economy and

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Transit

A priority item upon arrival in any non-US city is a transit card. Gateway to the city. Card in hand, look at Google Maps for

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Civilization

After an airplane with screaming babies and a well-kicked seatback, Madrid airport, where a café con leche is beautiful and around 3 bucks. I’m told

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BMW F750GS

The BMW F750GS seems to be the workhorse of motorcycle rentals in Spain. That’s what I rented in Andalusia in 22 and that’s what I’ll

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Packing, again

Travel is a privilege. I am super lucky. Plus, I enjoy the details of travel planning. I’ve been planning this trip since before I got

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