Sunday, September 18, 2011

San Sebastian Semana Grande Evenings

Sorry blog fans. Life has gotten in the way of being able to update the blog. But things are, momentarily, slowing down so hopefully I'll get back into the swing of things at the ol' blog. 

Our trip to Spain was a month ago now but here I am mid-Spain recap. While we were there it was Semana Grande in San Sebastian which means evening fireworks followed by more concerts than you could ever attend and late late nights. The city was definitely alive and Edu said it was the busiest he's ever seen it.
It was packed. But we were still able to sneak into some bars for pintxos and patxaran. Pintxos are Basque Tapas and its customary to bar hop and try a different pintxo at each bar. We didn't make it very far on the pub crawl but all of the pintxos were delicious! Dale also really enjoyed the patxaran which is an alcohol made in the Basque region which tastes fairly sweet. They also brew hard cider which isn't carbonated so they pour it in tiny amounts with a long pour to bubble it up and then gulp it down before it goes  flat again. Dale enjoyed that too, but I think he liked the process better than the actual beer.
We were also able to meet up with Gemma one evening! We didn't have very long together but it was great to see her again!
Since it was Semana Grande we made a point to go down to the bay and watch the fireworks each evening. The fireworks were always great and one evening we were even able to watch from the rooftop of one of Edu's friends house which was pretty spectacular. 
We also watched some of the shows but mostly we just listened to the music while sitting on the beach chatting which was perfection.
We didn't intend to stay out very late but somehow each night we never made it home before 5 am. Time really does fly when you're having fun! Oh San Sebastian, you are quite the city!
Love Always,


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