Pensin San Juan
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A few pinxtos and the like with Naroa and then she left us to our own devices. Our hostel was right in the old town and surrounded by many, many bars. Most of these serve pinxtos and have a bar with loads of rubbish at your feet. It was ruddy good. Unfortunately Spurs got knocked out of the UEFA cup. Getafe got through which made the some Spaniards …
In order to get to Spain, we had to go back to Paris and then take a high speed TGV to the boarder. We had a 4 hour lay over in Paris so we decided to make the most of it. We stored our bags in the pricey train station lockers and went to the top of the arch de triumph. Even though it was a cloudy rainy day, the view was amazing. I spent a good …
... Banner" in the middle of Bilbao where we was given the best "Self Clap" applause in appreciation of his work! JAJAJA, good times!
Then after some running, waiting, bridge crossing, story telling, sandwich eating, snack tasting, we realized that it actually was 6:30am and we had to get at least 3 hours before the alarm clock woke us up at 9:30am!
After a hiccup in the morning regarding Un Ladrón, we made our way to the ...
-You spend a few minutes looking at the menu and then...
-You order your food, usually one entree per person
-You receive your drinks, and wait awhile... and then
-You receive your (huge american sized) meal
-You order dessert, and then eat that too
-You ask for the check, pay and then leave.
Now, imagine that you are eating lunch in San Sebastián.
-You walk to the bar, because the best bars are on ...
... amazing fews of the bay. There is a giant statue of Christ up at the summit, very similar to 'Christ the redeemer' over in Rio.
The old part of town has some narrow streets with plenty of bars offering pinxos (mostly seafood but quite a few smoked meats and cheeses)
Visited the museum 'De San Telmo' all about Basque history. Modern building fused with a refurbished church and cloister.
Afer 3 days of solid rain in San Sebastian, I decided to leave and head for Bilbao.