Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Pictures from Bilbao

After San Sebastian, I went to Bilbao where I stayed at a hostel the first night and then with my hosts Xabi and Heloise for a couple of nights. Here you can find the post I wrote about Bilbao :)
 Chris, me, Mara, Linda and the guy whose name I can't remember...let's call him George!
 Guggenheim museum
 Some weird stuff hanging from the ceiling inside Guggenheim
 Enjoying the sun with beer and good company ;)
 Mara from New Zealand and Chris from Scotland
 The cathedral in casco viejo
 People singing traditional Basque songs in Euskera
 My host Heloise :)
 Walking around with my hosts
 Heloise and Xabi

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Pictures from San Sebastian

We are getting closer and closer to the end of my trip! From France I moved south to Spain where my first stop was in the beautiful Basque country, San Sebastian. Here you can find the posts I wrote about my stay there :)
 I wish we had a beach like that here!
 My host took me to all these amazing places! This was one of them :)
 With my host Jon
 Some place I don't remember the name of...
 San Sebastian
 Pinchos bar! This is what pincho is for those who don't can't tell that I used google, can you? :P
A pincho (Spanish: literally "thorn" or "spike") or pintxo is a small snack, typically eaten in bars, traditional in northern Spain and especially popular in the Basque country and Navarre. They are usually eaten in bars or taverns as a small snack while hanging out with friends or relatives; thus, they have a strong socializing component, and in the Basque country and Navarre they are usually regarded as a cornerstone of local culture and society. They are related to tapas, the main difference being that pinchos are usually 'spiked' with a skewer or toothpick, often to a piece of bread. They are served in individual portions and always ordered and paid for independently from the drinks. It is not impossible, however, to have the same item called "pincho" in one place and "tapa" in other.
 Another place where my host took me, but I can't remember the name of!
 Back to San sebastian!