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Bai, Biodiesel!

(Bai is “yes” in Basque – one of the few words I’ve picked up…)

cooking-oil-recyclingIt’s great to see this initiative to recycle cooking oil to make biodiesel. The collection points are near the recycling bins in Donostia-San Sebastian and we have some plainer ones in my adopted town of Hondarribia (and hopefully all over the Basque Country). I love the use of graphics by the local cartoonist whose work can be found here: http://www.kukuxumusu.com/index.php/en/quienes-somos#cooking-oil-recycling-instructions

Second Hand Shopping in Spain

buying second hand TV from thrift store

It is hard to buy second hand in Spain, but we got a tip off about one second hand store that exists in Irun (turns out there is one in San Sebastian too). It’s run by Emaus Traperos and it’s HUGE! Traperos-de-Emaus

They had everything…. including the kitchen sink….

emaus-kitchen-sink

We were able to get ourselves a few things including a TV for 18 euros. A helpful lad explained how to get an adaptor (TDT) to receive the digital channels. After a trip to Al Campo (vast supermarket), we got what we needed and set it up and it works! This should help us learn a bit more Spanish. And get addicted to telenovelas….

Hondarribia Cider Festival

There are a lot of distractions in this little town. We’ve had a bonfire festival and a blues festival. Last weekend, there was a cider festival. It was happening right outside our flat, so there was no avoiding it… We paid our 5 euros to get a glass that got us one pintxo (either a bit of chorizo, or a slice of tortilla – Spanish omelette) and an unlimited amount of cider.cider-festival
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