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