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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 ...
... 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.
... had a tiny wrought iron balcony above the street, the tops of leafy trees between us and the street below. There are empty spaces in the outside walls that plunge all storeys to the ground with scary windows opening onto them, no doubt the vestibule for thousands of slop throwings over hundreds of years. paintings straight onto the walls and wobbly floors, long windows with double shutters. In the morning we walked across the road and had a ...