Pintxos (Basque spelling) or tapas is the question. Both are seriously wonderful and a great in sight into the food of Spain and it’s regions. The south is tapa world and the north lives and revels in it’s choice and variety of pintxos
For us supposedly living on a budget you can’t beat ‘free’ tapas, but there is so much choice in pintxos and a great part of the delight is the range and the specialities of each bar and area. For me tapas wins out as to be honest pintxos generally, not always come on bread and I’m not a bread lover. Plus I’m not a buffet person and for me seeing them all laid out like they are on bar tops reminds me of buffet food. So as much as I love the north, the south wins slightly on the tapa front. For David it really would be a draw, as the sight of all those little nibbles really won him over and we had to kept up the walking to make sure he burnt of some of the calories. One can lead to two, two to three etc….
A Tale of two Cities- Bilbao or San Sebastian. Both are worth a visit for sure, but as I sit writing this looking over Bilbao having just seen our friends off back to the UK Bilbao has the edge for me.
A lovely week was had with everyone visiting us from home and now back to life on the road. The advance into Barcelona begins.