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... to use our flashlights on our phones to shower, eat and brush our teeth in the pitch black hostel before finally someone came down and reset the fuse box! But we managed the morning by getting ourselves to the bus station on time for our 1.5 hour bus ride to San Sebastián.
After a quick nap and a scenic bus ride on our way to San Sebastián we arrived in the centre along the Rio Urumea where we were fortunate enough to catch the morning rowers out ...
... s bar to a slightly burnt croissant and two coffees. I wasn't too bothered as they had free WiFi and this gave me the chance to catch up with everyone. It's amazing how many emails you get in your inbox that really don't matter. Being away from it all makes it a lot easier to prioritise. The local train to SJPdP was a little unusual. It's a combined single engine and carriage. Most people were sat ...
... 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.
... I also returned here several times, and had repeats of the foie gras, veal cheek and tried the bacon-wrapped scallops that were equally delicious.
The fifth stop was Taverna Gandaria where we had some red wine and a beautifully grill piece of tenderloin. The sixth and final stop (I can´t remember the name) was for dessert.
Before you start making the pig snorting sound (I´m sure Dean has already done it), keep in ...