Walk and talk with travelers from USA

It was a nice visit with Alan, Brenda and Mathew. Fortunately, it had stopped raining when they met. They enjoyed visiting Tabakalera with our greeter Maite and were interested in going to concerts. They liked the churches, the beaches and the noria. They also walked along the bridges and enjoyed hearing that Woody Allen is recording a movie in the city. They also enjoyed talking about Basque music and sports.

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Picture taken in front of Santa Maria church, in the Old Town.

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Walk and talk with travelers from USA

Donna and John from USA are a travel-loving couple who visited Donostia/San Sebastián this time.  They loved this city, its culture, landscape and the soul of the country. They visited parts of the Old Town and Gros neighbourhood with our greeter Maite.

They are taking a big tour by car through Basque Country and parts of Spain.
We wish them a very nice tour in their long holidays!
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Walk and talk with greeters from Hamburg

This time we had a nice visit from Hamburg,  Greeters Heidrun and Martin, a lovely couple that was very interested in Basque culture and local life. Our greeter Maite walked with them along the city, and our greeter Leire came with them for a while to welcome them and the four of them talked about euskera (Basque language) and Basque culture.

Our visitors are travelling for a long time and go soon to France.

After enjoying a welcome and nice talk in Plaza Gipuzkoa, the three of them walked towards the Old Town while talking about society in general, art and arquitecture. They visited  the Old Town and afterwards went to Gros neighbourhood.
They also talked  about Greeters in Hamburg, their experience, their big Greeters community (the biggest one in Germany).
It has been very pleasant to meet them.
Probably one day we will go to visit Hamburg Greeters…..
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Walk and talk in the iconic city

Our German visitors, Bettina and Ralf, enjoyed walking and getting to know the most iconic places of San Sebastian accompanied by our greeter Ana who told them anecdotes and historical curiosities of the city, to end up in the Old Town where they chatted while enjoying some “pintxos”.
We are sure that they will remember the stay in our sunny city!!
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Afternoon walk and talk with Australian travellers

At the end of May, John and Lorraine from the Magnetic Island in Australia spent some days in San Sebastian. They met our greeter Eva at 3pm and, as that is not a proper time for pintxos, they visited the Old Part and the port. They were interested in our culture and traditions and knew a lot about us. Our greeter was surprised that they had heard about the Olatu Talka festival, which was happening that weekend.

They also wanted to visit Getaria, a beautiful village not far from San Sebastian which was the birthplace Juan Sebastián Elcano, who completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth (1519-1522).

After having a drink and a quiet talk in the terrace above the Aquarium, they continued the walk to Gros and along the riverside. The visit finished at Tabakalera cultural centre, besides which some activities of the Olatu Talka were taking place.

Thanks John and Lorraine for visiting us!!!

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Morning walk and talk with Australian travellers

Ramona and Tony walked along La Concha beach with our greeter Maite and later the three of them visited the Old Town, where they were invited to drink cider, in Gaztelubide gastronomic society, and sang some songs.

They also loved Maria Cristina hotel, Victoria Eugenia Theatre and the churches. Wonderful weather for a wonderful morning.

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Pictures taken on Kursaal bridge. Behind Kursaal building, home of the International Film festival (Zinemaldia).

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Travellers from USA

On May 28th we had a visit of three travellers from Chicago that came to Donostia for 4 days. One of them was a greeter in Chicago and told our greeter José Luis that many years ago she watched a movie which was filmed in Donostia and fell in love with our City.

On the other hand, they were very interested in the Way of Saint James  and asked how to go to Pasaia from Donostia and about many other promenades. They will probably go there in the next days.

About the visit in Donostia they went to the old town after a walk along Paseo Berria. They visited some shops, he showed them Gaztelubide gastronomic society and finally took two pintxos in two different bars.

The visit lasted almost three hours and it seems they quite enjoyed it.

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