Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday's Music: Motorhead - The Ace of Spades

Dark Monday for Spain and for everybody that lives there with the announcement of the Government that we have to be rescued (a loan and a triumph it's how it called the bag o'shit we have as president), so to make the story short, if you live in Spain and cannot play poker you may want to learn as it will be the only way to get income in the following 20 years.  That or become politician, banker or member of the Royal Family. So, have fun!

[Click read more for the lyrics]

Monday, June 4, 2012

Monday's Music: Jerry Lee Lewis - Great balls of fire

Time flies and here we are starting a new week. This week I come with one of the best rockers ever, "The Killer". Whatever I say about him would not be enough so I prefer not to say a thing and let him talk by himself in one of the greatest songs and probably one of the most famous, Great Balls of Fire:

The lyrics:

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Day trip to Heusden and Den Bosch. Part I

I survived to last weekend's party in Bilbao and I am back to continue talking about the Easter holidays, a bit late but as we say in Spanish, better late than never. On Easter Sunday we were thinking on going to Amsterdam but we thought it better and we decided to go to the south. Raffaella Carrá taught us that to make love properly you must go to the South, so there we went, to Noord Brabant, that even if is the North Brabant (there is a South Brabant in Belgium) it is in the South of The Netherlands.

Church bells in Heusden

Friday, May 25, 2012

Final of the King's Cup. Let's go Athletic!

Again here to talk about other thing not directly related to the topic of the blog, that somehow I don't know anymore what it is. Today is the final of the Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey is called -King's Cup-, I prefer to call it Generalisimo's Cup, so funny I am) and I am in my beloved Bilbao to enjoy the atmosphere.

I have gone out to hunt a suit for a wedding I am assisting this summer and the city is just great! It is sunny and warm and there are tons of people dressed in red and white, the colors of the team. We are playing against FC Barcelona, they are supposed to be very good, let's see what happens! I hope we win but I must admit that is pretty difficult.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday's Music: Guns N'Roses - Paradise city

Monday! And I haven't posted these past days not for laziness but because I had been on Holiday in Italy. In Florence more exactly. Despite the weather -some times warm as hell's fire and some times rainy as Indian monsoons-, the earthquake that hit the north of the county, mafia's terrorist attacks and my expired passport we made it to go and get back. We didn't feel the earthquake because it hit at night and we were too tired to feel anything but a friend that lived next to the B&B we were staying at said that she woke up really frightened as the house was shaking violently. We had a really great time and I will post about it in the future, I am still busy with the Easter holidays!! I hope this week I can spend some time writing about it to get up to date as soon as possible.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday's music: Banda Jachis - La bandera de la libertad

Monday! This week Thursday is public holiday in The Netherlands and my company has given us for free also Friday which makes me very happy! It is some kind of Catholic day that I don't really care about, for me it is enough to know that I don't have to work :)

This song brings me back to the end of the 90s, when I was a little guy discovering the wide world of Bilbao. I remember going with some friends to a pirate radio station in the city, the Irola Irala Irratia (Radio Irola from Irala more or less). Some Sunday afternoons we went there and saw how people did their programs, mostly talking about punk, anarchism and other stuff like that, with lots of music on them, and there is where I discovered great bands such as this one.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

It could not be, now let's think in the next Cup

It could not be. Athletic was not strong enough yesterday night. We missed a lot of passes giving away the ball lots of times while Atletico de Madrid was very strong in defense, in midfield and in attack. So they had everything to win and so they did. They scored pretty early a brilliant goal and a bit later the second one that was a dead warrant for us, nevertheless we tried thousands of times to break their defense but was like waves hitting the cliffs. The 3-0 came at the end of the match when everything was already decided.

Well, I can only congratulate Atletico de Madrid for their great match and the title. Also for the great gesture they had when they made a corridor for the rival players. I think that in any sport  players should be gentlemen, specially footballers, as thousands of people watch them all around the globe and children take them as example.

Corridor that Atletico de Madrid did to Athletic's players after the match. Picture taken from

In two weeks we are playing the final of the Spanish Cup against Barcelona, another very difficult match so I hope that players learn what they have to learn from this last match and forget what they have to forget.

Now and always, Hup Athletic!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Final of Europa League. Let's go Athletic!!

Tonight Athletic Club Bilbao, my beloved football club is playing the final of the Europa League against Atletico de Madrid in the National Arena in Bucharest. It is the second time Athletic goes to the this cup's final, last one was in 1977 (when it was called UEFA Cup) against Juventus of Torino and we lost, tonight I hope we do not.

It's going crazy these days in the town, I am not there but for what I can see from here through the net the town is fully dressed in red and white, the colors of the city and the colors of the team. Atletico de Madrid is also dressed in red and white, it makes sense as it was founded by students from Bilbao a bit more than a century ago.

Plaza Jado in Bilbao 
Image taken from the newspaper elcorreo -

The tiger, building in Deusto, a neighborhood of Bilbao 
- Image taken from the newspaper elcorreo -

Athletic Club only plays with basque players or players that have grown up in Basque teams, which I think it is a pretty good philosophy to promote local football, also it is one of the teams with less money debt from the Spanish league.

I would like you to see a short video made by the club for this final. Red and white, black or green shirt, tonight we go for the cup! (Actually I think tonight we play with the green shirt). I hope we can take out the gabarra, the boat where Athletic celebrate the titles, it hasn't seen the river in the last 28 years. There was a joke in Bilbao that said that Bin Laden was hiding in the gabarra so nobody would find him, well, I guess we arrive a year too late to find him as Peace's Nobel prize winner Mr. Barack Obama killed him last year, but he could not hide anymore in our boat. Enjoy the video!


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Delft, headquarters of the rebellion

Delft is an historic city in the middle of the province of South Holland. The city was the Headquarters of William of Orange, the prince of Orange that leaded the rebellion against the Spanish occupation during the war of the 80 years. This happened from 1568 to 1648, when the Dutch provinces won their independence, since then the Orange family has been governing almost continuously.

View of Maria van Jessekerk from the Markt

Monday, May 7, 2012

Monday's music: Frank Sinatra - New York, New York

It's Monday and I have been extremely lazy lately, also that I have been busy in the office doing boring things and that means that I arrive home bored and I don't feel like writing anything, some times it's pretty frustrating these things, but you don't always have all the fun you want in the office, right?

Also last Monday was bank day in The Netherlands, it was the Queen's day, when the Netherlands go crazy and drink beer as if there were no tomorrow, so I told myself that I totally have to integrate myself in the local culture. It's already the third time I integrate  in this party :D Every year goes a bit better than the year before. Anyway others have talked about it better than I could, and I am not really in the mood of extending myself very much. So maybe next year I talk about it.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday's music: Berritxarrak - Libre ©

Monday 23th April, today it is a festivity day in a lot of places in Spain. It is the National Day of Castile, this day it is celebrated that citizens revolted against Charles V, Emperor of half of the known world in 1502 in the so called "Revolt of the Comuneros". That was a pretty advance revolution for that time, you can read more about in Wikipedia.

It is also Saint George, Patron Saint of Aragón and Catalunya. In Aragón it is celebrated a victory against the Muslims' forces during the Reconquista and in Catalunya the day is celebrated giving roses and books. I was not in any of these places today so I had to work haha but I woke up today thinking in this song don't know exactly why. Maybe because we should do as the Comuneros and revolt against this ugly world where we are trapped.

The song is from one of the best and more international Basques bands of the moment, Berritxarrak, meaning Bad News, and the song is titled Free ©. This band really rocks so if you have the chance of seeing them live do not hesitate on doing it, they are very great! I hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Madurodam, a minycity in the middle of Holland

It has become a tradition for my parents and my parents in law since we live in the Netherlands to come to visit us in Easter. That's pretty cool, and it forces us to think about new places to see, this year we have been two days in The Netherlands and three in Wallonia, in Belgium. 

Alkmaar's cheese market

Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday's Music: Queen - Don't stop me now

Monday! Last week I was half of it on holiday visiting a couple of places in The Netherlands and I went also for three days to Wallonia, in Belgium so this week I will talk about nice places to visit, but today it is music day!

This is a great song from one of the best bands ever. I am not a Queen big fan, probably because I really dislike Bohemian Rhapsody and I think unconsciously that makes me not to listen to them. Anyway as I said they are one of the best bands ever so they deserve to be here :)

Energy to end the day! Lyrics are on the video or in this website.

Enjoy it:

Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday's Music: Leningrad - Mamba Huyamba

Monday! And bank day in The Netherlands! So it is like Sunday for some people... I am on vacation until Wednesday so I am pretty happy, I will post later about these days, probably I will have something to tell about it, even if you don't want to hear it :P

So let's go with another positive song! This is a ska song from the Russian band Leningrad that I like quite a lot (the song I mean, the band I almost don't know it), and I find the video very funny, even if I don't understand the lyrics at all. A Russian friend said that it was talking about vodka, no wonder! And the guy who appears in the video is the singer, may you think is another famous guy. Here you have the lyrics in Russian, if you translate them in google translate... it just makes no sense!!

By the way, the music is from The Prodigy, another great band. There you are with these crazy Russians:

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring bock beer festival in Utrecht

Last Saturday and Sunday there was in the center of Utrecht a small beer festival organized by Café Ledig Erf, a very nice bar that organizes several activities along the year.They organize (at least) two beer festivals per year, one in spring with Spring Bock beer and another in autumn with Autumn Bock beer. If we look to the weather this spring festival would have fit better in autumn because it was quite chilly during the day and even it rained a bit during the night.

Nice beer!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday's music: La pegatina - Tomasín

A bit late this week, it is almost Tuesday and I haven't posted since last week, but I have been a bit tired lately. So let's start the week with energy! This is La Pegatina, a band from Barcelona that make Catalan Rumba. It is not really my style but first time I listened to them it was just... amazing!! And live they are even better, I saw them last year in Utrecht, in a very nice festival that is organized every year in Julianapark, The Wereldfeest (World festival). If you have the chance of seeing them don't hesitate they are very cool!

And here it is a positive song for ending the Monday:

Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday's music: The Slackers - Everyday is Sunday

Monday! Might be that you are a bit jet-lagged still with the time savings change but, yep, it is Monday again. I want to bring you today a song by the New York ska band The Slackers. I think they are a great band... and they are coming to Old Europe! Here you have the tour days, doesn't fit too well for me, but let's see if I can make it to Dordrecht. 

I have never seen them but I have heard that they are awesome on stage. I knew they were coming because I saw the flyer when I went to see The Real McKenzies and Circle J to Dordrecht some time ago, but still I am not able to plan something.

This song goes to everyone that is unemployed, too much people in Spain I am afraid... Well, I just hope you enjoy it:

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spanish food: Cocido Madrileño

From the very center of the Iberian Peninsula, from the "heart of the beast", from the hole of the Donut, capital of the Empire it arrived to the sunny Netherlands 90% of the ingredients to make one of the most delicious meals you can have, a "Cocido Madrileño" (with capital letters). I have been thinking for awhile but I cannot really translate it, let's call it "Chickpeas from Madrid".

And this, my friends, is why we were sent to the Earth

Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday's Music: Wings - Give Ireland back to the Irish

Monday once again, and again after a very nice weekend. On Saturday was St. Patrick's day, as most of you know St. Patrick is the main patron of Ireland, that great small island on the middle of the North Atlantic. I have only been once to Ireland, and was just a couple of days in Dublin, I have to go to visit the countryside, I have heard that is gorgeous.

Anyway, dedicated to all the Irish, I think it is time (it has been time since 1916) for Britain to remove their colony in Northern Ireland, and here it is a song by an Englishman talking about it.

Written by Paul and Linda McCartney for the late band of Paul McCartney called Wings:

Friday, March 16, 2012

Day trip to Giethoorn and Kampen

Last Saturday we were going to 's-Hertogenbosch -everybody calls it Den Bosch , why to put such a strange name to a city? Anyway, I am basque, I should be used to strange names-, the point is that we were going to spend the day in Den Bosch but they were working on the railway so there were no trains and I really didn't feel like going by bus so we decided to go to other place with the car.
A canal in Giethoorn

A friend suggested to go to Giethoorn, a village some kilometers north to Zwolle, the capital of the province of Overijsel, and after checking the guide we saw that was pointed out as one of the most beautiful villages in The Netherlands, and nearby there was another city that looked pretty cool so there we went.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring has arrived to The Netherlands!!

Now it is official, Spring is here!! It arrived last Sunday, it was a wonderful and unexpected sunny day so my girlfriend decided it was a good day for a bicycle ride somewhere around Utrecht. As I have said before I am extremely lazy guy, I was expecting to spend the day just lying in the coach or playing computer games or something like that but she decided that going out and enjoying the day was a much better option. She was right (of course).

Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday's Music: Negu Gorriak - Anima Zaitez (Bob Marley cover)

Here we are, Monday again after a quiet weekend. I deserved a quiet weekend after last one that was opposite to quiet and a busy week at the office. As I said before Negu Gorriak is a band I like a lot, they have 5 LPs and the last one -called Salam, Agur- is a cover album, they cover songs from bands that influenced them, like The Clash, Dead Kennedys or Bob Marley.

This song is a cover from Bob Marley's Line up yourself and I think it is a very positive song so here it is for everyone that is not going through the happiest moment of their life. Here you have the English lyrics, and the song, enjoy it:

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Best shop ever, the Bert's Bierhuis

There is a shop I like a lot in Utrecht and that's the Bert's bierhuis. This is a shop in the old town, close to the main canal of the city, and as its name says it is a Beer House. This place is a paradise if you like beer, they have so many different types of beers that you literally don't know what to buy! Always I go there I have problems not deciding what to take with me, but what not to take with me.

Sign of the temple, follow the light that leads to heaven

Monday, March 5, 2012

Monday's music: Betagarri - 1976 martxoak 3

Last Saturday was March 3rd, and I would like to tell something that happened in Basque Country in 1976. With Franco recently dead the Spanish situation was a bit chaotic, people wanted freedom and democracy but it was still not clear what was going to happen. Economic situation was not at the best moment so there you have the ingredients for a strike.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Day trip to Het Gooi: Laren, Naarden and Muiden

Last Sunday we woke up early so we decided to play the tourist. There are a lot of nice places for a day trip in The Netherlands, the country is not so big so if you are more or less in the center of it, almost everything is close enough for an excursion. 

We decided to go to a little area called Het Gooi in the province of North Holland. In this area there are some very beautiful medieval villages. We visited three of them, Laren, Naarden and Muiden (I have just read that Muiden is not in Het Gooi but in another region called Vechtstreek, but anyway).

Our first stop was Laren, a small very rich village just some kilometers north of Hilversum. This town is full of small farms reconverted in houses, expensive shops and small mansions. The center of the town is nice for a walk, there are a couple of churches and a park. You can see that people that live there are no beggars, the wealthiness  is all over the place, it can be seen in the quality of the houses, in the cars and in the shops. Here there are some pictures:

Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday's Music: El Último Ke Zierre - Por domesticar

This is one of my favorites bands, I have seen them hundreds of times. They started in 1987 and have played all around Spain and Latin America, where they have legions of fans. I remember when they recorded their second live album "Vivos... por domesticar" (meaning "Alive... to be tamed") in Madrid a couple of friends and I went there to see the concert, after 4 hours by bus -four hours by bus with one of my friends is really a pain in the ass- we arrived in Madrid and headed to the venue... just to discovered that the city hall had closed it that very same afternoon!!! Gallardón, the former major of Madrid, now Justice Minister, owes us like a 100 euros per person. Anyway, we had big fun in Madrid that weekend and the show was postponed to next Saturday so we had to go to party again to Madrid :)

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Netherlands smell to shit (and I like it)

Yep, that's it. I had to tell it to the world. Actually to say that it smells to cow shit is a bit more accurate... and that's because farmers are getting all the cow shit they can and throwing it into their fields. Ok, it is probably not cow shit, more likely it is some kind of product to make your potatos grow altius, fortius, citius but still it stinks. And I like it not because of the smell, which is disgusting, but because it means that spring is coming! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Valencia, a lesson for Spain

Spain is sinking. It has been sinking for years already and every day it sinks a bit more. The main problem is that it's not only sinking economically but also morally and of course, democratically. I never really believed in democracy; since I started to think by myself I started to say that introducing a paper in a box each four years is not really democracy, it's just delegating your vote and your rights (but not your obligations) to another guy that, very likely, you don't know. That's the reason why I have only voted once in my life. Once I even had to stay in the voting school for the whole day and I didn't vote.

Eat democracy, you dirty scum! Picture taken from

Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday's Music: Vanilla Muffins - The drug is football

It has been a football weekend. Not that I practised it (sports? No way!) but yesterday I went to Galgenwaard to see FC Utrecht against AZ Alkmaar. The idea was to see a nice match between the leader and our beloved FC Utrecht but reallity was that we show a shitty match. I don't think they even had to take a shower after the match as they didn't run at all. I was expecting something more from the leaders but they did nothing at all, so they deserved the 3-0 Utrecht scored. Well, the three points are really needed so very welcomed :)

Homage to Nesu, picture is taken from

Monday, February 13, 2012

Monday's music: LMDC - Gástale una broma

After a nice weekend it is Monday again (almost done, but still there) and today's song is dedicated to the Spanish Government and the opposition, which have been fucking the country for seven or eight years and now they transfer it to another party, but for me basically is the same shit. Now they approved what they call the new "working law" that is no more an euphemism as saying that it is good for the workers. Well, let's put it real, it is the new "slavery law". 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Ice Skating in a canal in Utrecht

Yesterday night I went to see Circle J and The Real McKenzies to the Bibelot venue, in Dordrecht. The show was great, as always, these two bands always perform incredibly good, they are just awesome, and the new songs from Circle J sounded very good. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Snow in Utrecht!

Last weekend was pretty cold in The Netherlands but it was sunny and not windy so we decided to go to the center to take some pictures. We walked a bit around the center, it was very beautiful to see the city covered with snow but at the same time a blue sky and a very sunny day. It was like -5ºC or - 7ºC but if you were in the sunny side of the street it was very nice, in the shadow was not so nice though.

Here you have some pictures from our "expedition":

Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday's music: The Real McKenzies and Circle J

Monday again! After a great but cold weekend and looking forward to the next weekend. Next Friday there is a concert in Dordrecht, there are playing my good friends of "Circle J" and the Canadian-Scottish outlaw punkfolkers of "The Real McKenzies". Last time I saw them together was just great and this time Circle J is going to show us his newest EP, 'Diggers'. They have put a lot of effort and feelings in this new album, they are really enthusiastic about it and so do I.

Today two songs:

The Real McKenzies - Scots Wha' Ha'e:

Circle J - See you all in hell:

Friday, February 3, 2012

It's snowing in Sunny Netherlands!

Finally the snow is here!! We have been the whole week with freezing temperatures, maximum always below zero but very sunny and dry and today morning it has started to snow!! When I was in the office this morning my girlfriend told me that it was already snowing in Utrecht, and before lunch it started to snow also in North Brabant (where I work) so I decided to go home after lunch to avoid traffic jams. I think that is one of the best ideas I have ever had -I means my girlfriend-, this afternoon there were 800km of traffic jams in the whole country. Might seem that is not so much traffic for a country, but take in account that that's like going from the northernmost point of the country to the southernmost point in the country and back again. Not to talk about the trains, a complete chaos all over the country and specially in Utrecht, the main station in The Netherlands. Amsterdam's airport also had a lot of troubles with delayed planes and so on.

Nice view, but be careful where you step, this is kind of the dog toilet of the area :)

As I arrived to Utrecht early I didn't have troubles in the highway and I went to walk around the neighborhood to take a couple of pictures while I smoked a cigarette. I like the feeling of walking on the snow while it is still snowing hard, it is something you don't do everyday unless you live far in the north, and for a southron like me it is even stranger. I must say that in my city snow is not so common but now it is also snowing quite hard. Anyway, it is very nice that we have snow, tomorrow it's gonna be sunny again so most of the snow will became ice and that won't be so funny but so far so good.

Here you have some mroe pictures of my neighborhood snowed:

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

First Jagerteam's Pintxos Championship

As I said in last post the other day we organized a "pintxos contest" at our place with some friends, here I will show you what we ate and how I prepared my pintxo:

I will start with my pintxo: apple's mousse with caramelized onion, small pieces of old sheep cheese and mashed nuts. I wanted to add also a reduction of Porto wine, but it got sooooo reduced that got glued to the pan :)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday's music: Skalariak - Ningún valor

It's monday! After a great weekend I want to start the week with this ska band from Navarra, Skalariak, that can be more or less translated as "The ones that makes Ska". This is one of the first bands I listened to out of the radio formulas (first one was Negu Gorriak). I remember one day at school when a friend brought me a cd of Skalariak so I could copy it in a cassette -yep, today some dumbasses in the government consider that piracy- and I started to read the lyrics in the school, imagining how would the music sound, so impacient I was. That was the second LP they released, called Klub Ska, the first one was named after the band, Skalariak, and the track I am posting is precisely from that first cd.

I like a lot this song, I think the lyric is just brilliant. It's a good song to listen to when you are down, to make you remember that positive and negative things on life are just balanced and it's not possible to have one without the other.
When things go wrong we tend to compare them with the good moments, but that good moments are so valuable because of the bad ones, without bad moments good time would mean nothing.
I woke up today with this song in my head, I don't know exactly why because I am having a great moment at the time, but anyway, here it is.

I hope you enjoy this song as much as I have over the years.

You have the original Spanish lyric in the video comment, I post here a translation I made myself so might be that is not such a great translation:

Skalariak - No value at all

One, two, three, four!

Is in these moments when I lost my time
that I remember the good times
my tired mind dilutes, I wake up,
my body falls firmly on the chair

Real madness is our company
a lot of excitment as well as pain
because without sadness in this life
happiness would have no value at all

would have no value (x7)
no value at all

I try to say so many silly things
and try to forget the past time
minutes saying what I shouldn't
and then I regret as I analized what we talked

I let my hand go on to calm my soul
I write some lines remembering your warm
because without loneliness in this life
your company would have no value at all

would have no value (x7)
no value at all

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tapas and pintxos, small introduction to Spanish bar food

A lot of times when I introduce myself to someone and I say I come from Spain people relate it to "tapas". It's very common to face someone smiling and saying "oh, yeah! I like a lot tapas!". Me too, I like them a lot but let me tell you two things, one is that tapas is not what you think tapas is, and two, tapas are not so common is Spain as you might think.

First point is about what tapas is and what tapas has been sold by "Spanish" restaurants all around the world, here we have the problem. A 'tapa' is just a piece of food that the waiter gives to you under these circumstances: because he wants, it is free and you didn't ask for it. If these three things do not apply all at once you are not eating a tapa. A tapa normally (not always but most of times) is something simple, meaning easy to cook. But some people that have opened restaurants abroad has seen money on the name so they call their restaurants "tapas bar" following an evil plan to confuse everyone. I think nobody has ever gone to a "tapas bar" and got the food for free, right? So they are not tapas places.

Second point is about "tapa's influence area". I come from Basque Country and I must say that I have never seen tapas there, nor in the surrounding regions. Tapas is more a southern thing, starting from Madrid to the south, except some lucky cities in the north that are also use to them, like León. Taking into account that it's not common in all southern bars to give tapas, I would say that it is not such a common thing, even if it is so famous.

Some tapas we got in our last visit to Madrid

When you order some food in the bar to eat just there while drinking a beer or a wine, that's called "ración", but doesn't sound so glamorous, which is probably the reason why restaurants abroad are not called "bar de raciones" that would be much more accurate. And in Basque Country we have special piece of food in our bars, the "Pintxo".

Pintxo is a small piece of food, normally you can eat it in one or two bites and in general is more complex than the tapas, but you have to pay for it. It's very impressive entering a bar in San Sebastian or Bilbao and seeing the bar full of dishes with pintxos. You can see what I mean in this video from Erreka tavern, a bar I used to go when I lived in Bilbao:

Oh, that's wonderful!! As a disclaimer, in that bar they had an offer of bottle of wine and 6 pintxos for 12 or 15 euros I think it was, I cannot remember (good sign, by the way).

This is a pintxo I did for a dinner with friends, it's a fried potato with gulas (kind of mashed fish) and fried quail egg. Delicious.

So that's what we are used to in Basque Country, this post is kind of an introduction to the next one, where I will post the pintxos we did the other day with my friends in the "First Jagerteam's Pintxos Championship", as a spoiler I will say... I didn't win :)