Friday, 23 September 2011

When in Bilbao....

There is a certain tradition that when in Bilbao (or any other part of the Basque Country) it is necessary to participate in. At midday, after a long morning of walking and sightseeing, go into any bar and you will come across a sight like this:

Bars and cafés in the Basque Country offer an incredible variety of finger food called 'pintxos' to accompany your beer or wine. So, I believed it to be my civic duty to 'do as the locals do'!

Txikito (small wine) and pintxo
There are competitions to see who prepares the best pintxos - and they are taken very seriously!

As it's Friday, I'll offer you a txikito and pintxo to start the weekend off well!

Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, have a great weekend!

Hasta pronto!


  1. The food all looks very delicious set out along the bar top. I think my waist would expand very quickly if I lived there!
    Have a lovely weekend.

  2. Hi!
    I followed a link on Carissa's post - I really like the pictures on your blog. it looks so interesting, mind if I follow?

  3. Oh my goodness!! All of that food and drink looks sooo good!

  4. The problem is knowing what to choose - it's all delicious!
    Hi Bibi, I don't mind at all if you follow - the more the merrier!