Friday, April 9, 2010
Semana Santa - Bilbao and Vitoria (Days 3 and 4)
When I got back to the Hostel, I moved into my room, and then went out to the lounge to watch some TV. I met some fellow travelers, from England, Ireland, Austria, Germany, and the US. One of them, Marco, had actually been living in the hostel for a few months, and invited us to watch Inglorious Bastards. His version was in German, but we managed to change it back to English and put German subtitles haha.
The next morning, Monday the 29th, I hopped on a bus to Vitoria. Since I had already visited the capital cities of San Sebastian and Bilbao, I figured I should visit Vitoria, the third capital of Pais Vasco. It was a beautiful city with a world famous medieval district and various stunning cathedrals. I enjoyed it very much, had the opportunity to talk to a few of the locals, and spent a good couple of hours in the main square before heading back to Bilbao. To top off my visit to Bilbao, I met up with a few of the other travelers from my hostel for some pintxos and drinks. After a fun evening, exchanging names, numbers, and addresses, we headed back to the hostel to catch some zzz’s.