Hotel de la Plage
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... about animal fat?" "Miki, she's talking about lighting candles." Sometimes I wonder if my ears are working at all. But, I refuse to believe that I'm the only one who's having trouble with the basque language and culture. I've only been here for one week and I'm already learning more than I could have possibly imagined. I only wish my body could catch up to all the things my mind wants to do and ...
... we're bringing back from our trip . . . The Basques have an old tradition of male-only supper clubs where all the cooking and serving is done by the men. These social clubs have only recently been opened to both sexes and serve the best traditional meals in town. These supper or "gastronomic" clubs are similar to country clubs without any golf. Members are "recommended" from within and are chosen ...
... It was actually really surprising how you couldn't just go to wineries and taste their wines. Most of the wineries required you to have formal bookings and do a formal tour which would last 1-2 hours and then there would be a small taste at the end for a cost. We had asked at the tourist office which wineries we didn't need to book at and although the lady who helped us had done her best she clearly wasn't 100% correct. The next winery we visited was a well known winery ...
... There was also some Swedish rock star with a camera crew there filming for a Swedish travel show. He didn't do much for me but some of the ladies were loving it. By this stage Matt had actually mastered Basque so we left all ordering up to him. There was no disappointMONT with his choices.
As with the first night the rest of the evening is a blur of many small plates, red and white wine and "hola's", my new favourite word (even better now I've ...
... urs, then both woke starving and dehydrated with the headache from hell that took excessive doses of anything and everything in our medication bag (this was desperation when the neurofen plus hadn't scratched the surface) and litres of water to get rid of. Wine tasting at midday=game over. During quiet times when the weather was terrible and we weren't eating we started on a series I'd been meaning to watch for a while: Downtown Abbey (along with Modern Family and The ...