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Apr 8, 2014 - Day 8 - It's a Super Spectacular Day!!! Until........

When I was a kid, "MAD" magazine put out a record (you remember those?) in an insert to one of it's magazines featuring a song called "It's a Super Spectacular Day". The first part of the song was someone singing about what a great day it was: "It’s a great big, beautiful, wonderful, incredible, super-spectacular day And your heart is humming with good times coming And you got that happy feeling things are going your way All the bells are ringing and a little bird’s singing while he sits on your windowsill Singing yessiree, I can surely...

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Apr 6, 2014 - Day 7 - San Sebastian

San Sebastian, located in Basque country, is a destination that until recently, probably wasn't on the radar of very many U.S. travelers. That's changed in the last 10 years or so, largely owing to two (not unrelated) events. First, the virtually cessation of terrorist activity by various Basque separatist organizations, and second, recognition by the "foodie" community of San Sebastian as one of the great gastronomy destinations in all of Europe, if not all of the world. Generally, if you show people a place where the food is really good,...

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May 20, 2013 - Inspiración del viaje

Vale, todos, hoy es lunes, 20 de mayo y aquí estoy en San Sebastian, a la costa del mar Cantábrico. Just now getting a chance to sit down and write and try to figure out how this website works. But, first things first. Why is she doing this, you might have asked yourself. In my greeting above, I promised an explanation, so here goes. From the photos posted herewith, you can see that I have been to Santiago de Compostela before. In summer 1985, I studied at the university there with a bunch of other Aggie undergrads. Our group leader that...

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Jul 14, 2012 - Sun in San Seb

The drive from Madrid took us through the coutnry side of Spain. Every couple of hours we'd stop for a service break. Who would have though it was still necessary to 'spend a penny' whenever you went to the bathroom? I thought it was an old legend from my Grandma, but no, we did have to pay 70cents for each time we used the bathroom! The buses are pretty well fitted. There are movies for each leg of the trip. Usually soemthing to do with the location you are driving too. Theres also a few different music channels you can plug into aswell....

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EUROTRIP!!!

Jun 20, 2012 - Day Three: Tomorrow

Mañana vamos al acuario en el Plaza Carlos Blasco. En el acuario veremos los pesces tropicales. Después de el acuario vamos a la barra para comemos los pintxos. Los pintxos son las tapas tradicionales en España. También vamos al centro comercial en el Parte Viaje a compremos los recuerdos. Vamos a muchas tiendas que venden ropa de diseñador.

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Jun 19, 2012 - Day Two: Today

Hoy hemos visitado los sitios histórico en San Sebastián. Primero hemos ido el Castillo de Santa Cruz de la Mota. El castillo fue construido hace 800 años. Las Murallas del Puerto son cerca de el castillo y fue construido en el siglo 16. También hemos visitado el Puente de Santa Catalina, un puente construyó en 1870. El Puente de Santa Catalina es el puente más antigua en la ciudad. ...

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Jun 18, 2012 - Day One: Yesterday

Ayer estuve in San Sebastián con mi amiga Kendall. Visitamos la Playa de la Concha una de las mejores playas de España. Después de la playa fuimos a la parque de atracciones. La parque de atracciones era en Mount Igeldo. La vista desde la torre de Mount Igeldo era increíble. También estaba un zoológico en Mount Igeldo. Fuimos a comer un restaurante Juanito Kojua despues de la parque atracciones y zoológico. Juanito Kojua era en Calle Puerto en la Parte Viaje de San Sebastián. Sentía feliz porque Juanito Kojua tenían vino. Me...

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May 19, 2012 - Basque country begins to reveal itself

Today a treat for breakfast. Amalia having discovered my dislike of eggs yesterday, has Spanish breakfast for us today. It is baguette split and toasted and coated with some sort of very fresh tasting tomato pulp and topped with almost black jamon and a drizzle of olive oil. So much nicer than yesterday's omelet John reports and certainly better than my toast. I am curious about the tomato because it is like a pulp but seems uncooked so am whisked off to kitchen - Amalia is a whisking and whirling sort of person - and demonstration...

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May 19, 2012 - The entrails of fish

A low key day yesterday but with a great deal of walking. First we made our way down to the Gros area which is an area of town adjacent to the surfing area of the beach and apparently where the surfers hang out. Apart from one surf board shop we couldn't distinguish it from any other area of town but we did see some stalwart surfers in wet suits braving the cold and patiently waiting for some pretty pusillanimous waves. The beach though is entirely respectable - a lovely crescent of proper sand around which the low rise old town buildings...

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May 18, 2012 - Bar Crawl

San Sebastian has a tradition of the bar crawl which Joan and I participated in this evening. It consists of going to a part of town that has lots of bars.You see one that's packed with a standing crowd and work your way through to the bar, which overflows with pintxos. You grab a plate and struggle around the crowds grabbing pieces off the bar, then show it to the barman as you order your drinks. Nothing like the disappointing fare served up at Naked for Satan in Melbourne - many of these are fantastic creations. One is a sort of voul au...

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May 17, 2012 - San Sebastian - The Basque country beckons

'I speak just a leetle Eenglish,' says Amalia who of course manages very nicely. We are shown into our tiny room in San Sebastian. Great location in centre of town, a block from the beach, a block from the old area of the city with its bars and good food. But no question the room is small. But there ees plenty of cupboard says Amalia as she hurls one large suit case after another into it to prove her point and to reassure us about the room. Amalia is full on and gorgeous. She whirls us around the fifth floor of the B&B showing us what is...

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Dec 7, 2011 - Spain & San Sebastian

6th December: Arrived in San sebastian. Been raining fairly constantly since we left Toulouse. Couldn't even see the Pyrenees on the way down. Crossing into Sp[ain was a fairly innocuous occasion - a Toll gate no less!! In fact 3 toll gates within 10km! Doesn't look too promising on the way in - concrete hi rises dominate the landscape. It all looks a bit industrial and urban. Not long before things change however. Suburban streets give way to tree lined boulevards. Tall nondescript apartment blocks give way to stylish hotels and commercial...

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