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Old Aug 16, 09, 3:51 pm   #1
 
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Bilbao Spain

I have a friend that lives in Bilbao, but I just got an email recently and it goes along the lines of... I dont know what to show you.. ARGGH!!

Does anyone have any suggestion of what do do and what to see/eat in Bilbao...aside from Guggenheim/Football/Old Town. (i'm catching a game! Yeah! but it is against a small Norwegian team in the Europa Cup..formerly UEFA cup) I think qualifying stages only. But who cares
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Old Aug 16, 09, 4:27 pm   #2
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Is your friend quite young? If so, ask them to ask their parents.

What you really want your friend to do is root about their connections for an opportunity to visit a Txoko.

http://www.sociedadesgastronomicas.c...?s=50&page=41&
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Is your friend quite young? If so, ask them to ask their parents.

What you really want your friend to do is root about their connections for an opportunity to visit a Txoko.

http://www.sociedadesgastronomicas.c...?s=50&page=41&
my friend is a 30 something 日本人. Parents of course don't live in Bilbao.
This txoko thing sounds very interesting.. It's kind of like certain clubs in Japan where you need to know someone to get into. Or like Dead Poet Society..

I'll ask but I doubt she'll have the connections to a txoko. Thanks 4 bringing this very interesting cultural gastronomical phenomenon up though..
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Old Aug 26, 09, 7:18 pm   #4
 
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Great city

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my friend is a 30 something 日本人. Parents of course don't live in Bilbao.
This txoko thing sounds very interesting.. It's kind of like certain clubs in Japan where you need to know someone to get into. Or like Dead Poet Society..

I'll ask but I doubt she'll have the connections to a txoko. Thanks 4 bringing this very interesting cultural gastronomical phenomenon up though..
I just came back from Bilbao. And here's a video I made of it
I saw a great football game too!! Didnt get a chance to do a txoko.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu9x13rEpnA
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Old Aug 27, 09, 8:10 am   #5
 
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IIRC, the restaurant in the Guggenheim is very good.

You might consider going to San Sebastian for the day; a beach right there in town, GREAT food, and a pretty old town.
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IIRC, the restaurant in the Guggenheim is very good.

You might consider going to San Sebastian for the day; a beach right there in town, GREAT food, and a pretty old town.
Yep, I went to San Sebastian. Nice beach. Had mussels in a famous restaurant in the old town. Also had pintxos/tapas - i like the ones there as they were mostly seafood and doesnt come with the crusted bread like most pintxos in Bilbao does. Also went to Bakio, a small coastal town - there is a church in a small island where you have to cross a "bridge" to get over. Quite scary as it was raining and the rocks were quite slippery.
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