Travel Blogs from San Sebastián - Donostia, Spain and Canary Islands

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Basque Country - San Sebastián, San Sebastián - Donostia, Spain travel blog

Basque Country - San Sebastián

A travel blog entry by jrdow2

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... with surf and almost perfect weather. Excited to discover a new culture we crossed the (invisible) border into Spain only to find the baguettes and lack of swimwear continues into Basque Country. We booked a few nights in San Sebastian, the campground ...

The Wide Beaches of San Sebastián, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

The Wide Beaches of San Sebastián

A travel blog entry by erinkats

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... we both had ice cream before going to the apartment to pack up for the early train tomorrow. This was a short but pleasant stop before heading back to France. We agree that San Sebastián makes the list for cities we would visit again in the ...

Barcelona to San Sebastián., Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

Barcelona to San Sebastián.

A travel blog entry by erinkats

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... but the wall of people made it hard to observe. I grabbed a quick picture before we made our first attempt at dinner. San Sebastián, and Basque Country in general, is known for it's tapas. We passed bar after bar with counters lined with tapas that ...

Sleepless in San Sebastian, San Sebastián - Donostia, Spain travel blog

Sleepless in San Sebastian

A travel blog entry by janelle-daniel

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... be showing. In Dan's words: 'How could butlers be so captivating!' SO i have just realized that this is my last stop in Spain and there is a Zara next to me. Hello bargain shopping. Poor Dan also just realized that he forgot to get a ornamental chicken ...

We have eaten our way through San Sebastián, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

We have eaten our way through San Sebastián

A travel blog entry by adamcarly

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... Not much more I can say than lots of love xxxx Boy: ok so it is impossible to deny it, we have eaten our way through San Sebastián, having said that we have eaten our way through the entire Spanish leg of our trip. But you should see the food.... It ...

A day trip to another country, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

A day trip to another country

A travel blog entry by burke.hamish

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... SS is called by another name, 'Amara' I think?? We had to change trains on the boarder along the way. San Sebastion was our introduction to Spain. And what an introduction! It is gorgeous. The buildings, the squares, the beach, the water. Fantastic. We ...

Pub a dub dub, San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

Pub a dub dub

A travel blog entry by hannabrowne

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... . We went from restaurant to restaurant ordering their specialty dish. Believe it or not... I had pig ribs, duck, beef cheek and octopus. So good! San Sebastián is known for their food. We also had some local cider and did a little bar hop. Met great ...

San Sebastián, San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

San Sebastián

A travel blog entry by ncorkhill

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A small beach town popular amongst surfers and beachgoers, San Sebastián didn't disappoint. Our hostel was awesomely small and crowded, leading us to meet some cool people from around the world. We spent Halloween here and really enjoyed our time. ...

Spain, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

Spain

A travel blog entry by shegde

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... train ride from Toulouse- Bordeaux - Hendaya- San Sebastián. It took close to 7 hours. Finally in San Sebastián, the normal northern Spain weather hit us.. Cloudy, not so warm and really not beach weather. So deciding to leave the swimming for ...

Blog 4.1: San Sebastian - We Have To Stop Eating!, San Sebastián - Donostia, Spain travel blog

Blog 4.1: San Sebastian - We Have To Stop Eating!

A travel blog entry by sampsus

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Entry 4.1... San Sebastian. Monday, July 29th. 1455 hours Spain time. I feel ill. Cause of illness: over indulgence into food. Cure: Stop eating so much. Patient continues to reject cure. It's Monday afternoon and we are in the hotel room for a "relax" ...

Blog 4.2: San Sebastian, San Sebastián - Donostia, Spain travel blog

Blog 4.2: San Sebastian

A travel blog entry by sampsus

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... Basque white wine that you have to pour from a distance to make it bubbly (photos...), local red and lot of Amstels and San Miguels. With over 180 pintxos bars in a 200m x 200m maze of lane ways, it is possibly the world's best location for a pub ...

Spain, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

Spain

A travel blog entry by shegde

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... .. Light drizzle and cloudy.. Morning swim was still enjoyable.. Due to the weather, we abandoned the beach and decide to see some other sights in San Sebastián instead. Strolling along the beach, our first visit was Peine del Viento. It's some ...

San Sebastian, Spain, San Sebastián - Donostia, Spain travel blog

San Sebastian, Spain

A travel blog entry by lauratravelz

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... receiving a free pintxo with every drink. I was impressed with my ability to converse in Japanese with Mako, a Japanese traveller, and consequently felt better about my complete inability to speak Spanish. We then headed to a couple of lively bars in the ...

No Wrong Turns, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

No Wrong Turns

A travel blog entry by europepilgrims

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We hated to leave Biarritz, but we'd heard so much about San Sebastián and Bilbao from Rodney Bonachita and Jack Alustiza that we had to make a day trip there. We stopped in Bayonne on the way down to Spain to attend the 9am Sunday Mass at the Holy ...

Sunrise at Stansted, supper in San Sebastián, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

Sunrise at Stansted, supper in San Sebastián

A travel blog entry by ginaschauffer

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... We land in Bilbao, then hop on a 75 minute bus through some gorgeous forest-y hills to the Basque seaside town of San Sebastián. It's incredible. Our pension Ondarra is perfectly formed. The temperature: 25 degrees. We hit the streets, and are ...

San Sebastián, San Sebastián - Donostia, Spain travel blog

San Sebastián

A travel blog entry by spurven

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... in the Basque as trains are unreliable and not very fast.. At 10 am (an hour after leavin Bilbao) I arrived in beautiful San Sebastián - or Donostia in basque. I took a taxi to my hotel (Hotel San Sebastian) and was told I could not check in before ...

A long days travel (Tim), San Sebastián - Donostia, Spain travel blog

A long days travel (Tim)

A travel blog entry by wrightsofnapier

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... were a little pushed for time, so today was always going to be busy - we needed to pick up our campervan form Toledo and drive up to San Sebastian. So we were first down for breakfast at 7.30am and away by 8.15. Metro to the RENFE station and onto to ...

The long walk down, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

The long walk down

A travel blog entry by 2girls1world

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... different. Stacey said she thought it might be the basque flag. Stacey was right. Basque is a place in Spain that want to be there own country, on signs and on walls you will see it spray painted saying this is not Spain. But they have not yet become ...

Arrived in Spain, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

Arrived in Spain

A travel blog entry by astrange4

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Arrived in a rainy San Sebastián after flying from Manchester to Bilbao. Caught the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián and everything workedmoutnon time as ...

Dirty, dirty floor, San Sebastián - Donostia, Spain travel blog

Dirty, dirty floor

A travel blog entry by shaeshae88

... had aioli with tuna and lettuce wrapped in smoked salmon with a prawn on top and caramelised onion. They were both delicious and rightfully so as San Seb is meant to be the birth place of pintxos. When I was finished I headed back to the hostel to make ...

A long train ride, San Sebastián - Donostia, Spain travel blog

A long train ride

A travel blog entry by jenny.fisher

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This time the alarm goes off at 5.30am. We are catching a train to San Sebastian in Spain. Lou and Hugh are off to London and they have an early start too. Quick brekky, tidy up, shower and packs. Hugs, kisses, farewells and bon voyage. Lou and Hugh leave ...

San Sebastián, Basque country via Burgos, San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

San Sebastián, Basque country via Burgos

A travel blog entry by joarmour

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... hominid statue better! Lunch today was a chorizo sausage baguette with white wine. Hmm- very nice! Back on the bus and then a drive to San Sebastián, a seaside resort. Here we take a walk down to the coast. Bernadette, Angela and I found a little ...

San Sebastián 2, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

San Sebastián 2

A travel blog entry by livdjodan

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... but pleasant. We went down to old town for breakfast. It is now very clear that the only option for breakfast in Spain is a patisserie. So croissant and coffee it was. We then went up the old funicular railway on the other side of the bay. View was again ...

Foodie Mecca, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

Foodie Mecca

A travel blog entry by mrstee

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... Michelin star restaurant Akelare. If I had a bucket list, eating at a 3 Michelin star restaurant would probably be at the top. And San Sebastián has 3 of them - how convenient!! We were shown to our table and all agreed it was probably the best one ...

Keep on moving - France to Spain, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

Keep on moving - France to Spain

A travel blog entry by mjandcj

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... through on the hills and mountains in the distance. We are on train crossing the country, leaving the Atlantic Ocean behind us at San Sebastián heading for the Mediterranean sea at Barcelona. It may rain in the plains of Spain but Cory and I have ...

A home on wheels, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

A home on wheels

A travel blog entry by zofa

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We picked up a motor home last week and travelled down to San Sebastián (in Spain) visiting and stopping off at coastal towns along the way. A great way to see some of the more remote parts of this Basque region that spans the western border of Spain ...

San Sebastián, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

San Sebastián

A travel blog entry by livdjodan

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... at the top. Was a trek and a half but the view amazing. No photo will do it justice! After walking back to grab a drink and rest our legs ( I am defiantly unfit) we caught the bus back in and got some lunch. We then went to an amazing pastry place and ...

Denostia San Sebastián, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

Denostia San Sebastián

A travel blog entry by misterkennyg

... amazing sunset from the beach front Sampled pinchox - a variety of small tapas type dishes that were served on the bar. You eat and drink then pay your bill. Surfing - hired surf boards and wetsuits and attempted to surf the huge waves on the surfing ...

Day 15 - Train from Madrid, S.Seb Day 1, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

Day 15 - Train from Madrid, S.Seb Day 1

A travel blog entry by hudomagerstein

Arrived at San Sebastián at 1:30 and finally got to our hostel, up every god damn hill here. After we put our bags down we went to the beach, got lunch and just stayed on the beach until dinner, when we made Spaghetti Bolognese and chatted with ...

Day 16 - Day 2 San Sebastián, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

Day 16 - Day 2 San Sebastián

A travel blog entry by hudomagerstein

Went on a bike ride through the city and along the coast, rode up Monte Igeldo, and saw amazing views of both San Sebastián and the local flora. There was a mini theme park on top, and we rode the roller coaster that gave great views of everything ...

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