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The SightSeeing….

2016.Aug.28 Sunday

As promised, a little video of all the sightseeing around Spain! That is all. [Click on the icon in the lower right corner of the video to get full screen.]

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The Mid-2016 Gastro Tour #16 – Madrid, and, out…

2016.Aug.22 Monday
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This will be the last regular post on the gastro tour, winding up the last of Madrid, and picking out a couple of interesting meals. At some point soon I’ll sit down and put together a video of the whole trip, but that will have to wait at least a couple of days. Back home […]

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The Mid-2016 Gastro Tour #15 – Grazing Madrid

2016.Aug.20 Saturday
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As you may have noticed, I’ve gotten a bit behind. Madrid has been a bit of a challenge – nothing to do with the city itself. Henry has a sister who moved here about 15 years ago, and she has three kids – he hasn’t seen her since she moved, and two of the kids […]

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The Mid-2016 Gastro Tour #14 – From Bilbao to Madrid

2016.Aug.16 Tuesday
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One full day in Bilbao was all I had, and it was a Sunday, so not a lot open. I did get to the Guggenheim and wandered through for about an hour and a half. No pictures allowed inside, so the exterior shots from the previous post will have to hold. Wandered the center of […]

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The Mid-2016 Gastro Tour #13 – Lazy Day for Bilbo

2016.Aug.14 Sunday
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Just over an hour by bus from San Sebastián, and I find myself in Bilbao (or, Bilbo, as it was traditionally known). Much of the city is fairly industrial, but there’s a fairly charming “old town” and a very pretty downtown area. And, of course, the one real claim to international fame, the Guggenheim. I’ve […]

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The Mid-2016 Gastro Tour #12 – On the Border

2016.Aug.13 Saturday
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There were three options when I was considering my last day in San Sebastián. First, was to walk, or take the bus the 4km, around the bay to the other side, and go to the top of Monte Igueldo,where I could get lovely scenic views of all the city laid out in front of me. […]

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The Mid-2016 Gastro Tour #11 – King of the Hill

2016.Aug.12 Friday
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Another day wandering about in San Sebastian… And, another day of tapas – at least for the midday meal… A Fuego Negro, 31 de Agosto Kalea, #31 – A touch modernist in the tapas world, but at least at lunch, far more accessible than Zeruko was the day before (and I swung back by there and […]

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Secret Eats Interlude

2016.Aug.11 Thursday
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For those of you who keep up on what we’re up to, this last Monday saw the first airing of the new season of Secret Eats with Adam Richman, the renamed Man Finds Food of last year. Buenos Aires is featured in the second episode, which aired back to back with the first on the Travel Channel, and […]

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The Mid-2016 Gastro Tour #10 – The S.S. Tapas

2016.Aug.11 Thursday
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Early morning in Madrid, and no time to do anything but the three S’s… and then off to the train station to hop on the semi-high-speed rail to lovely San Sebastián. Now, for those in the foodie world, particularly when thinking about Spain, this is the equivalent of Mecca. I had this idea that I […]

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