My friend Brittany is *FINALLY* catching up with some picture posting, so I can continue my blog! I left off with my third day in el Pais Vasco.
It was Easter Sunday, and we were going to get up early and go to church, but after the stress of the whole bus situation from the night before, we decided to sleep in. We grabbed a quick breakfast and wandered around the town for a while and went to find the churches to take some pictures. Luckily when we got to one of the churches, mass was starting! We stayed for mass and I can honestly say it was the coolest church I’ve ever actually attended mass in.
It was finally sunny, so we spent some time wandering the beach area and part of the town we hadn’t been to yet. We took some pictures by the beach, and then headed up to the mansion that is in town. There were so many beautiful flowers I took a ton of pictures until… MY CAMERA BROKE. I thought I was going to break down crying in the middle of San Sebastian. But I didn’t. I just said well, there’s nothing I can do about it, and I’m hungry anyway, so let’s go find some food. 🙂
We continued wandering into new parts of town and found a bar to get some pintxos for lunch. We pretty much spent the rest of the day chilling and wandering around the town until we got hungry for dinner. We decided we wanted to go on a big pintxo outing for dinner. I know I’ve mentioned pintxos before and said that they’re the basque version of tapas. If you know me, you know I love tapas, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE pintxos. San Sebastian is known for its food, it has the most Michelin rated restaurants per capita in the world, and even though we didn’t go to any Michelin rated restaurants, you can find good food anywhere there. I also love that most of the pintxos are on display, so you go up to the bar, point at/ grab the one you want. Brittany and I spent hours of this trip just going from bar to bar seeing what each place had.
At the first stop on our pintxo outing, we were trying to decide what to eat/discussing what we thought the things were. I was trying to explain to Brittany what these little black things were (that Mom, Jenny, AJ and Rena all ate when they visited). I knew I liked them, but I had no idea what they were. An American guy was standing next to us, and he told us they were blood sausages. Oops. Sorry guys. You all ate blood sausage. The guy ended up joining our little outing, which ended up being a whole lot of fun! We were introduced to the sparkling wine el pais vasco is known for, txacoli. I love pinxtos and txacoli. 🙂 Once we were full and tired, we headed back to our hostel for bed.