Business Idea: Bartender in Burgos

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Burgos is a cool town, for a variety of reasons.

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Most importantly, there is a cafe/bar every 7 feet where you can find people drinking beer or coffee at pretty much any time of the day. It seems as common to have a beer or wine with breakfast as it is to have a coffee along with your “pintxo” – the local word for tapas. Oh yeah – they eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the bar. Go figure.

And these places are always occupied. There appears to be a 10:30am rush for coffee, despite a similar breakfast rush a couple hours earlier. They eat a big lunch at the same places around 3pm, several beer/coffee/cigarette breaks throughout the day and then back around 8 or 9pm for another beer/wine/coffee and a pintxo to finish off the day, or prior to heading to a more lively establishment. See below, re: lively establishments.

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(Come on, 13 days of walking. We needed to blow off some steam.)

Honestly, I don’t know if anyone works other than the bartenders who are busy the entire day dealing with the constant stream of locals who are always eating, drinking, and chatting. I have a hard time understanding how this all works, but it looks pretty luxurious from the outside.

The cathedral here is ridiculous.

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All that being said, I can’t wait to get back out into the countryside.

Here are some pictures since my last post.

Goofy German picture of the day.

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Ancient rock formation? Can you see the town in the distance? That means coffee.

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The sun finally came out, so I took a picture of the blue sky. It has been the coldest, rainiest, snowiest spring in the history of northern spain.

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Go right.

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Sheep waiting for us at the top of the Sierra Atapuerca.

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Shepherd: my true calling.

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It got windy again. Really really windy.

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Like I said, Burgos is a cool town.

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We checked out the Museum of Human Evolution. They found the oldest dude in the history of Europe near here, so it’s a hotspot for that kind of stuff.

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Tomorrow, we walk this way.

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