The people of Bilbao are very friendly. However, the town itself is not tourist friendly. We stopped in Bilbao to see the Guggenheim museum (in the book). It must be the biggest attraction in this area…..yet, we never saw a single street sign to help us find the museum. (First tirade of the day.)
(Second tirade of the day) — We also never saw a McDonald’s. I don’t go to Europe to eat at a restaurant I never eat at when home; however, I do not like the 1-3 meals that seem to be the norm here. I am trying to see as much as possible. I don’t have time for a 90-minute lunch. I only allot enough time for a 10-minute lunch. I really don’t want traditional American fast food when in Europe – I just need good food with fast service. Restaurant service has been mostly bad everywhere, except Biarritz.
The Guggenheim building is impressive. I don’t like modern art…..there, I said it. I enjoyed the building but not its contents.
Yesterday at the beach was better than today in Bilbao.