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Published: January 15th 2009
Sunset at San Seb
one of those moments you needed a picnic and a place to sit with a loved one, loads of people watch the sunset out to sea, very relaxing
Following the demise of Fenlands i decided to start getting some more travelling done and started with a week in the Basque country in sept.
To begin with i spent 3 nights in Bilbao, my little hotel was right next to a bar called Bilbao Beer,(always a good sign), this is where i finished all three nights with visits in between.(many brain cells destroyed)!
The main reason to come to Bilbao was to see the Guggenheim musesum and travel to San Sebastian.
The museum is amazing , at least from the outside, not worth ten euros to go inside and see a handful of modern art items.
My Favourite thing about Bilbao was the Pinxtos, food on a stick, not free but really good and easy to order, just point!
I was struck by how Green and cloudy and wet northern spain is, not at all like the south.
i loved it but felt guilty for sending to aussies i met in San Sebastian there on a sunday, theres nothing open in Spain on a sunday, they work so hard they need a day off!
San Sebastian is an amazing setting, a horse shoe
Me and Ossie, aka the duck from Ballygally castle, on the hill overlooking Bilbao, cloudy and Green, very unspanish.
bay with two peaks either side and a beautiful beach.
More touristy, expensive and busier than Bilbao and i didnt think the Pinxtos were as good as Bilbao.
However at the weekend the old town is mad, very busy and unlike the rest of spain they seriously like to drink, beer and Cider mainly. no Sangria up here!
i was sorry to leave and go home via Barriatz in france, very clean , polite, organised and more expensive!
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