This article was translated by John R. Bopp

American writer Tom Shroder has just published an article in The Washington Post recounting his experiences in San Sebastian.

He tells us how he reached the city by accident, as a layover on his way to Barcelona to meet up with who were touring France.  Of course, we really have to wonder about that “France” part, as the southern part of France on the Atlantic side is quite possibly the Land of the Basques north of the Pyrenees.

Tom Shroder shares the beautiful tale of his stay in the Basque city, in which he experienced a certain dolce far niente as he walked through the narrow streets, and climbed the nearby mountains, of San Sebastian.

As we always say whenever we see it, we need to remind everyone that pintxos are not a Basque version of tapas; they’re quite different.

We hope Mr. Shroder’s time in the southern Basque Country will encourage him to come back and get to know the whole of the Basque Country, on both sides of the Pyrenees, better, as we have a whole world in a few square kilometers.

The Washington Post – 26/10/2017 – USA

In Spain’s northern Basque region, San Sebastian shines

We only ended up in San Sebastian by happenstance. After committing to two weeks in southern France, my wife and I discovered that a college friend and his wife were planning a simultaneous two-week trip to Barcelona and parts south. To meet up, we needed a compromise destination. San Sebastian, rubbing up against the French border on the northwest Spanish coast, was an equal detour for both of us.

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Fresh food and spectacular produce is a hallmark of San Sebastian cuisine. (Tom Shroder/For The Washington Post)
Fresh food and spectacular produce is a hallmark of San Sebastian cuisine. (Tom Shroder/For The Washington Post)

 

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