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... for a night out in Bilbao! But we did meet the first Spaniard that was taller then both Martin and I, he seemed to take to us quite well and was always trying to introduce us to everyone in the club!
The night seemed to slip away like nothing because we found ourselves at 5:00am wandering the streets, singing, chanting but more like yelling great english soccer songs! Never will forget, "I want to go home" and Martin's debut singing of "The ...
... cars cannot pass.
-You walk in and hope that there is a table or counter free, because again, the best bars are usually full of people.
-You order your drinks (anything from a beer to a glass of fresh-pressed orange juice)
-You claim a spot, and then make your way to the bar to observe the pinxtos.
-You take or ask for a plate, then fill it with whatever looks good (and EVERYTHING looks good!)
-You show your plate to the waiter behind the ...
... 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.
This place is really nice!
The Raw beauty is just lovely the Atlantic smashing in on the rocks and then mountains jutting up out of the sea, really peaceful and on a day like today where Kirra does not get to sit by the pool, its great for lazing around which is good because Kirra has a book the size of the A-K yellow pages that she wants to finish and offload before we leave, ...
... only has 3, it is an amazing achievement and this place has more Michelin stars per capita than anywhere on the planet, by a long way too.
Arzak was amazing, simply and unpretentiously, it was incredible. What was good was that its focus is about food, not egos or anything else. The family running this place has done so for over 100 years and the mother of owner Juan instilled in him early that the food must have love in it to be special, and it does and ...