San Sebastian

San Sebastián (Spanish) or Donostia (Basque) lies on the coast of the Bay of Biscay, 20 km (12 miles) from the French border, and an hour and a half travel time from Bilbao via bus. The city is well-known for its Basque food and art culture; holding numerous food festivals and an annual international film … Continue reading San Sebastian

Pintxos in Basque country

When I arrived in Bilbao, I was somewhat bemused to discover that pintxos (pinchos) bars are not the flashy trendy cafe style establishments I imagined. They can be - especially around plazas, but generally pintxos are found at most bars and some cafes in Bilbao and San Sebastian. Pintxos are like a small open-faced sandwich … Continue reading Pintxos in Basque country

Bilbao

Travelling to Bilbao was one of my longest travel days yet, and involving 2 planes, 2 buses, a ferry and a train. I left Hydra at 1:35pm on Sunday - getting into Piraeus at just after 4pm (plenty of time in case my ferry sailing got cancelled, or I got caught up in strikes, protests … Continue reading Bilbao