A Travellerspoint blog

Everything is perfect

With the sun shining and the weather warming up a bit, we have spent a lot of time just relaxing on the beach.. and as Ada and I always say, "It's the perfect day, with the perfect weather, on the perfect beach, with the perfect food, and the perfect people..." and it goes on and on! Really, everything is so perfect. I love it here.
DSCN4648.jpg
DSCN4674.jpg
IMG_2601.jpg
IMG_2468.jpg
DSCN4623.jpg
421146_101..75453_n.jpg
409100_264..55168_n.jpg
DSCN4671.jpg

For three weekends in a row now we've had visitors. My friend Kristine, who is teaching English just 2 hours away in Santander, came to visit with her friend Katie. We celebrated Katie's birthday at the sidreria and just had a grand ol time. It was cool for Katie and Kristine, because 5 years ago, they were exactly where I'm at now. They studied in San Sebastian together in the same apartment as I'm in now and everything! Crazy...
429432_101..58115_n.jpg
DSCN4645.jpg
DSCN4642.jpg
420397_101..97350_n.jpg
420100_679..10865_n.jpg
Last weekend, Ada's friend Maggie stayed with us and we did some pintxo hopping, and finally hiked up Jesus! To explain a little further.. pintxo is the basque word for tapa. San Sebastian is known for its pintxos, and when you go pintxo hopping, you go from bar to bar and get a teeny tiny plate of authentic Spanish food and a beer for a few euros.
DSCN4668.jpg
Jesus is a statue on a mountain called Mount Urgull and there's a few different paths that lead up to it. It's a beautiful, easy hike. Jesus stands over an old military fort which was used when Napolean invaded Spain.
DSCN4694.jpg
DSCN4698.jpg
DSCN4697.jpg
DSCN4686.jpg
DSCN4683.jpg
431218_101..27229_n.jpg
Now, we have our friend Meredith staying with us! She just got here today and will be here all week :) We already did a little walk to the Wind Combs (Peine del Viento... see my older posts!) and I finally got to take some pictures there! It was my first time being there and not being on a run. It's such a neat spot.
IMG_2631.jpg
IMG_2617.jpg
IMG_2611.jpg
IMG_2608.jpg

What we've been up to:

-COOKING! We like to think of ourselves as amateur chefs..
DSCN4753.jpg
DSCN4633.jpg
DSCN4748.jpg
dinner.jpg
DSCN4655.jpg

-With cooking comes eating, of course. We are becoming regulars at a near by kebab place. The kebab places are like the Subways of Spain.. but SO much better. At these places they have Turkish food, and our favorite is the kebab, which is sort of like a gyro.. so good. We've also been enjoying crepes and gelato.. yum! And I have finally become a sushi lover :)
428258_101..92481_n.jpg
DSCN4755.jpg
DSCN4719.jpg

-Hittin the beach. If the sun's out, we're there.
423763_101..25661_n.jpg
64704_1015..52190_n.jpg

-Cutting hair.. styling hair... (new bangs!)
421195_101..66247_n.jpg
DSCN4747.jpg

-Celebrating birthdays and throwing mustache themed parties
DSCN4729.jpg
DSCN4727.jpg
DSCN4723.jpg

-Teaching English! Both Ada and I have internships at a high school where we teach English. We have 3 different classes, each 1 hour long with students 15-18. We go every Wednesday morning for 3 hours.
DSCN4652.jpg
DSCN4651.jpg
IMG_2470.jpg

And now for the music... since everything's been so great, and with all our talk about "the perfect day" these three songs are PERFECT for the moment :)

Hoku
U2
Travis Tritt
Louis Armstrong

Posted by SierraRose 14:57

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUpon

Table of contents

Comments

Wonderful, simply wonderful!

by Dan Buckley

Great blog...photos are gorgeous! So glad you are having fun!

by Ruth

Comments on this blog entry are now closed to non-Travellerspoint members. You can still leave a comment if you are a member of Travellerspoint.

Enter your Travellerspoint login details below

( What's this? )

If you aren't a member of Travellerspoint yet, you can join for free.

Join Travellerspoint