Hotel La Galeria
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- Minbar in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- High-speed internet in room
- Concierge desk
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel La Galeria San Sebastián - Donostia
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Bonfires across the beach in every direction you looked, this is what June 23rd in San Sebastian looks like. Some fires were massive, and some were pathetic attempts to burn a text book. There were people scattered across the beach jumping over the fires for good lucks. Some people were burning things in the fire like old ...
... The bartender apparently knew all languages (ebiyaki, oishii!) and let us know some etiquette (like that it's ok to eat at the bar and you're supposed to throw your napkins and toothpicks on the floor). We learned that a glass of wine is una copa de vino, not un vaso. Ashley was excited to be back in a country where she's a little more comfortable with the language, but a lot of the common words are different (zuma instead of jugo for juice). The ...
... all told me with a tinge of disdain: "Watch out; they want to secede from Spain." I knew little about the politics, but their comments already left a bad taste in my mouth. But after living in the Basque Country for three weeks, getting to know Basque people, and learning more about their cultural and political history, I better understand what my family and friends did not. Basque pride runs deeper than a rebellious or unfriendly ...
... bar with a huge, tempting array of tapas (called Pintxos here). Today is one of the 300 days of rain. Originally a fishing village it has been a very wealthy city built on what, I do not know at this stage. But the 18 -20th century must have been an affluent time judging on the magnificent buildings. Many buildings go way back, but we will be enlightened over the coming days of R & R.
... previous life as an upper floor tenant…or maybe in an apartment with a dryer.
This little difference in culture has been one of the most difficult to adapt to in my day-to-day life. While there are bigger and more obvious opportunities for culture shock that I prepared myself for, it is the little things that throw me off more because they are so unexpected. Spaniards and Basque people feel that ...