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As you read my posts, you will soon see that, for that, since about 2012, I have been using Olympus Cameras. If you are looking for a great camera system, or wanting to add to your current gear, I highly recommend looking at what reconditioned equipment is available, on their website. Use my affiliate link to help keep my blog ‘on the air’. Olympus Outlet Store – Fantastic Savings on Reconditioned products!

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Combining with Bad Ass Photo Info to Create a New Blog

Bad Ass Photo Info is combining with Street Photos Gallery to Create a New Blog: Travel and Photo Blog. If you have subscribed to this blog, your subscription has been moved to the new blog. New subscribers will be accepted, on this blog, but added to the new blog, as they occur.

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Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain

I had a midday flight from Paris – Orly – to Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. The hostel is pretty cool and the owners were super friendly and helpful. Bilbao Akelarre Hostel The Bilbao Airport is nice, but small. I grabbed a taxi, rather than trying to figure out public transport. 29 euros to the hostel, in town.

Once I settled into the hostel, there were still a few hours of daylight, so I took a walk. Downtown was an easy walk from the hostel, and along the way, I met a man and his dog.

Along the River in Bilbao

My First Friend in Bilbao

After about 20 minutes of talking about his dog, the river, fùtbol and football, and traveling, I realized something. You see, I had just spent four days in Paris, but I don’t speak French, beyond basic greetings and simple phrases. I guess there had been some subliminal stress building up, because with this gentleman, I spoke entirely in Spanish. As I walked away, I realized that I had been speaking Spanish with the taxi driver, the hostel receptionist, and this gentlemen — and the stress that I hadn’t even know I had, was gone. I spent the next month in Spain and Portugal. While my Spanish is very far from perfect — mainly, my grammar sucks — I was comfortable functioning in daily life. Sure, I had to repeat things, on occasion, of ask someone to speak more slowly, but I never found a need to pay hyper-attention, like I did in France or Germany.

OK, let’s take a little tour along the river (actually an estuary, I think) a walk into downtown Bilbao.

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All of the above images were captured with an Olympus OMD-EM10-ii camera and a Lumix G 14mm/f2.5 lens.

As you read my posts, you will soon see that, for that, since about 2012, I have been using Olympus Cameras. If you are looking for a great camera system, or wanting to add to your current gear, I highly recommend looking at what reconditioned equipment is available, on their website. Use my affiliate link to help keep my blog ‘on the air’. Olympus Outlet Store – Fantastic Savings on Reconditioned products!

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