Pension San Juan
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... during my six weeks in San Sebastian?
How should I describe the sickening amount of pintxos I consumed—from tortilla and croquetas to bocadillos and jamón to (indisputably the greatest) bola de carne?
How will I recount the way the Basque locals shoved and elbowed me as they made their way to the bars each Pinxto-Pote?
How will I replicate the infectious laughter that filled the streets when the well-dressed, well-fed, and maybe not-so-well-behaved ...
... from the undercarriage before someone else did. We went to the nearby bus stop that would take us to the correct neighborhood then realized we'd left our sun hats on the bus.... Those stupid hats that we'd carried from Greece and couldn't use in France due to the wind! We were really looking forward to having them in Spain, oh well. If that's all that we leave in Spain, we'll count it as a win.
San Sebastian is nicer than expected. We ...
... Baroque with Gothic ceilings. We stroll some of the old town and see a couple of buildings that survived the sacking in 1831. They have wooden uprights, which would burn easily, filled in by the flat "romanesque" bricks. The romans never invaded Donostia. We walk via the Plaza Constitution. The old town hall heads the square which in a previuos incarnation was also a bullring. Today all the three storey terraces are apartments ...
... to stay with Madeline, then... who knows. Take care for now!
P.S. I had the opportunity to have my hair cut by a friend in the village this afternoon. She is one of the mothers that I got to know after taking the kids to swimming lessons. She cuts everyone's hair in the village in her garage/salon and I felt that this would be the perfect way to end my stay in Liendo, my small Spanish village.
... and sudden sideways movement of the neck is not good for you. I felt like I was working on Bondi as a shark spotter and on this occasion the beach would be closed as there was a pod of whites on the hunt. My head swaying stopped in a heartbeat as I spotted the dreaded man shark in a g string about 60 years old... that was not cool, especially when he removed the said g string and his eye was looking directly into mine.... So a quick detour ...