A lot of times we have dinner outside the house. This time we went for a sandwich in bar Taupa. It is across my house. The owner of the bar is my roommates boyfriend. I was really hungry because it was already ten. That is a normal time to eat here. You have lunch around three or four and dinner around nine or ten. I have to get used to that.
A lot of times they eat sandwiches or tortillas in the evening. The sandwiches are called bocadillo’s, and you get half of a baguette. A lot of times people eat meat on their sandwich like pork or chicken. I had a sandwich with chicken and cheese. They also put big sweet peppers on the sandwiches.
After I had a little siesta we went out in Mondragon. Together with my roommates and Wilco we went to different bars. It is very normal here to go to a lot of different bars, have a drink in one and then go another. They call this “Txikiteo” what literally means, from bar to bar.
The bars are very different than in Holland. A lot of them are not really nice to look at( in my opinion). No nice tables or lights . Just a room with a lot of people drinking and bright light. The music is also different. The play a lot of punk. This is the music where a lot of people listen to around here. Also a lot of people have their own band or play in one. I drunk my first Kalimotxo, this is cheap red wine with coca cola and a lot of ice and a lemon in it. It doesn’t sound that nice, i agree. But it is a really bask drink and i actually like it!!
A funny thing is that they all drink dutch beer here. In every bar they have Heineken and Amstel. They also are familiar with shots. At least my roommates are:P
Tequila, Wodka y lima (which i like the most) and Wodka Negro. From the last one it is better to drink just one shot because your tong and mouth are turning black….