Spending January and February 2020 in San Sebastian, Spain

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by iluvstrats, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. iluvstrats

    iluvstrats Member

    Messages:
    2,720
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2002
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    I'm taking daily conversational Spanish classes.
     
  2. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Member

    Messages:
    8,623
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2011
    Location:
    Texas
    Lived in Southern Spain for about a year, no experience up north, but my experience was that trying to habla was a lot better than doing the you'll-speak-English-for-me thing, yeah.
     
    shane8 likes this.
  3. twinrider1

    twinrider1 Member

    Messages:
    13,846
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2005
    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    I'll be spending Jan and Feb 2020 in Columbus, Ohio. I certain you'll be having much more fun.
     
    shane8 likes this.
  4. Pointy Headstock

    Pointy Headstock Member

    Messages:
    3,821
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Location:
    53 Miles West of Venus
    With the EU labor agreements, you'll likely run into as many English waiters and shop workers as you will Spaniards (the reverse seemed to be true when I went to London). Advice above is sound, trying is really appreciated by the locals. I had multiple instances in cafes where I fumbled badly in Spanish, but the staff appreciated that I was trying to talk to them and switched the conversation to English and sat down for several minutes and chatted with me. Really relaxed and friendly.
     
    shane8 likes this.
  5. iluvstrats

    iluvstrats Member

    Messages:
    2,720
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2002
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    Arrived Thursday and sat in with a very good 3 piece jazz band that night. Super nice people. The club owner bought me a couple glasses of wine and gave me a t shirt. The food here is just ridiculously good.
     
    GovernorSilver, shane8 and QRSS like this.
  6. fingertip

    fingertip Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    69
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2019
    That sounds like too much fun. Enjoy!
     
  7. drewl

    drewl Member

    Messages:
    7,943
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    That sounds awesome!

    Have a good time.

    Just don't steal any bikes.
     
  8. paulbearer

    paulbearer Member

    Messages:
    4,840
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Location:
    51°31′54.93″N 0°10′42.07″W
    A couple of months of pintxos.
    It doesn't get better. Have fun!
     
  9. iluvstrats

    iluvstrats Member

    Messages:
    2,720
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2002
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    Ive been jamming with a great local jazz band for the last 3 thursdays since I arrived and the manager just offered me a gig playing a set of my tunes. The club is called Altxerri JazzBar and is a very cool place with great artists booked regularly . Found a bass player and trumpet player who knows a drummer visiting from NYC. Should be fun.
     
    GovernorSilver, shane8 and QRSS like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice