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Travel Blogs from San Sebastián - Donostia
If you have, then you can appreciate the day that I've just had. You see a lot of wonderful things, some familiar, some not. You also, sooner or later, see a whole group of monkeys causing trouble and throwing poo everywhere. I'll get to the ****-fight soon, but first the good stuff.
Work? Fantastic. Not only is everyone incredibly …
Then the touring began of this beautiful ocean side town. We began with a quick walk along the river to the "Boca" (mouth) of the ocean where we first saw the stunning views of 'La Concha' (The Shell Beach). After a quick tour around the beach, we were desperately in need of some caffeine, so we decided to settle down at a little café with a great view of Bahía de la Concha (Bay of the Shell).
Quick note: This is where ...
... together. Pinxto is the Euskeran name for pincho (spanish for "spike" -ie, the toothpick) and it is pronounced "peen-cho."
Imagine you are in the US and you want to eat lunch at... Friendly's, for example. Your situation would go kind of like this:
-You drive the restaurant, park your car and walk in.
-You are seated by the hostess and given your menus.
-You are greeted by your friendly (no pun intended) waitress, who then asks you what you ...
... 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.
... assortment of pintxos as well as the traditional drinks of Spanish apple cider (not very nice we decided) and Kalimotxo (half red wine, half coke, ice and lemon – which was actually nicer than it sounds and is a very common drink here). After lunch we wandered around old town for a bit and got a yummy icecream as well. It was then time to head ...