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June 26, 2009

San Sebastian

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Place de la Constitution in San Sebastian

Place de la Constitution in San Sebastian (HDR)

San Sebastian is a beach town.  Out at dawn, as the streets were slowing coming to life, we moved down the beach front path, past the modern Kursaal Exhibition Hall, over the Zurriola Bridge, and into the Parte (more…)

June 25, 2009

Mugaritz

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Fossilized Salsify with briny roe and sea accents of triglochin maritimum

Fossilized Salsify with briny roe and sea accents of triglochin maritimum

The taxi driver dropped us at Mugaritz ten minutes before our reservation time.  We lingered a bit outside the restaurant, enjoying the gardens and the patio in the cool breeze, before going in.  Inside, the dining room is (more…)

June 24, 2009

Bilbao to San Sebastian

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Basilica de Begona

Basilica de Begona

On Wednesday we moved from Bilbao to San Sebastian, a 100 kilometer trip.  First, though, there was time to head out in the early morning light (more…)

June 21, 2009

Guggenheim Bilbao and Asador Etxebarri

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The Guggenheim in Bliboa at night (HDR)

The Guggenheim in Bliboa at night (HDR)

With morning rain showers, we returned to the Guggenheim to go inside.  Entering the museum we were immediately underneath nine white, midsized Chevrolets suspended from the ceiling with flashing shafts of (more…)

June 19, 2009

Bilbao: Restaurante Andra Mari

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Mamman by Louise Bourgeois in front of the Guggenhein in Bilbao

Mamman by Louise Bourgeois in front of the Guggenhein in Bilbao

Monday began a pattern that would be repeated frequently during the trip. We started with a walk under the glow of the rising sun followed by a light breakfast. After a catnap in the room, we headed out for lunch that (more…)

June 18, 2009

On to Bilboa

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Inside the Bilboa airport

Inside the Bilboa airport

With four flight legs, our fingers were crossed that we would arrive in Bilboa on schedule and our luggage would choose to join us.  The first two flight legs on United ran ahead of (more…)

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