The smallest Lidl storefront in the world, Pintxos , Beer and dog food

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In San Sebastian, Spain close to the French border, I was looking to find a Lidl store. My smartphone showed me two Lidl´s, one close by were I just was. I was driving around to find it and was looking for the typical Lidl with a big sign and large parking lot. But it was in the middle of the city with small streets and lots of traffic. I asked two or three people where the Lidl is nearby, everybody said around the corner. But I still couldn´t see a Lidl sign. At the end a  lady I asked again said come with me I show you the store. And there it was. I must have driven by there several times, the sign was so small and it was not lit, it was a Sunday evening. The lady said its not open today. I told  her I knew. I need to go  there tomorrow morning for beer and dog food. At that evening I went to a bar for a beer and Pintxos . San Sebastian is a very beautiful city, expensive and very busy. Every street sign is written in two languages, Spanish and Basque, which doesn´t make it easier to navigate through. Well next morning I got my Beer and Melvins Food. The beer in Spain is very cheap and it was on sale too. A 0,33l can for 0.20 cents, so I got enough for my trip through France for a week, where beer is more expensive, in fact all is more expensive there.

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From Bilbao to San Sebastian

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Stop in Bilbao

Coming from Santiago de Compostela with sleepovers in Lugo and Gijon after long driving along the beautiful Costa Verde, we arrived late in the evening in Bilbao. Next morning was a Sunday and beautiful weather to see the famous Guggenheim Museum and enjoying the park. Leaving Bilbao in the afternoon trough the mountainous area of the Basque Country always on small country roads to  busy San Sebastian, which is the European Capital of Culture in 2016.

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At the park
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Guggenheim Museum
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Guggenheim Museum
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Pilgrimage way to Santiago de Compostela
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Costa Verde, Cueva Beach near Valdés, Asturias
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Railway Bridge in Asturias
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Highway bridge in Asturias
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Coastline in Basque Country
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Coastline in Basque Country
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Basque Country
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Stopover in Basque Country
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San Sebastian, City Hall
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Victoria Eugenia Theatre
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Waterfront in San Sebastian

As the gas cable broke…

I wanted just to change  my coat and stepped outside the Ape. Back in, starting a gain, the gas throttle was gone. Wow.. what´s next.? I used a little plier to dismantle the lose cable from the coating to pull out the gas cable and drove for 25  km to the next city trigging the gas with a plier!! Next morning I went to a Cafe Bar to ask for a repair shop. Ramon the young man behind the bar told me there is a repair shop just around the corner  next to the church. I found the place and waited one hour till 9 am. The owner came and I told him about my problem. He said just wait. He pulled out of his garage about eight cars to tend to my problem. First I waited and then he said it´s complicated to replace the gas cable. So we went for a walk for 4 hours to come back at 1 pm. It was done, the bill was just 50 €!!!!. For four hours work with assistence of his employee. !!!

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The church of Padron, Spain next to the repair shop,  just before Santiago de Compostela

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