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 ...

San Sebastián and San Fermin, San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

San Sebastián and San Fermin

A travel blog entry by blonde_abroad

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San Sebastián (Donostia in Basque) is a very stylish city which has the air of an upscale resort, complete with an idyllic location on the shell shaped Bahia de la Concha. Although the weather was a little overcast and wet during my week in San Seb I ...

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 ...

Rain, work and exploring, San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

Rain, work and exploring

A travel blog entry by tristanellett

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Not a big day today, a bit of catch up desk work for Tristan, shopping for Michelle and general exploring for us both. Plus of course a great dinner doing more ...

Final full day here - complete with rain :(, San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

Final full day here - complete with rain :(

A travel blog entry by tristanellett

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Another general catch up day. Michelle was kept extra busy doing more bookings for our holiday and Tristan had another great swim (before another big storm) before a wonderful massage! Our final dinner was big and ...

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 Sun, San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

San Sebastián Sun

A travel blog entry by tristanellett

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... at the surf beach and stayed there for a few hours until a freak storm came completely out of the blue! It was calm, sunny and relaxing (complete with several swims to keep cool) and then after a few announcements (in Spanish) we were hit by a sand ...

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 ...

Better late than never..., San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

Better late than never...

A travel blog entry by missminglis

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... my fancy. Looking at the weather for the next few days, the beach seemed very inviting, so I booked a lift to San Sebastiàn on Susan's recommendation and found a hostel on Air BnB to stay for 2 nights. San Sebastián is wonderful! I arrived at my ...

Madrid to San Sebastián via Pamplona, San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

Madrid to San Sebastián via Pamplona

A travel blog entry by renee_nick_2014

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On the bus again. This time with a young excitable guide called Ryan who also lives in Melbourne. On the journey north to San Sebastián we stopped off at Pamplona. It was a weeks or so before the running of the bulls but the town had started to ...

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 ...

San Sebastian and the basques, San Sebastián - Donostia, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

San Sebastian and the basques

A travel blog entry by evaclapham

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... couple of hours- very inspirational. A bus ride through some very rugged country and soon we found ourselves in San Sebastián on the coast and almost on the border of Spain and France. This is truly Basque Country. English is almost unheard of here ...

San Sebastián , castle De La Mota and cruisin, San Sebastián - Donostia, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

San Sebastián , castle De La Mota and cruisin

A travel blog entry by evaclapham

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... to the castle was free and we spent a couple of hours learning about Basques history and the challenges they faced. Napoleon and Wellington fought over this outcrop and we learned that, as always, the locals suffered huge devastation. The views over the ...

An ode to Antonio Gaudi - Day 2 Barcelona, San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

An ode to Antonio Gaudi - Day 2 Barcelona

A travel blog entry by daniellemcnicol

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... prawns and patates bravas. We also had dessert - dark chocolate ice-cream for me and Catalan Cream with red fruits (like a Crete brûlée but lighter) for Ian. It was a wonderful dinner. Tomorrow we catch the train to San Sebastián ...

San Sebastian, San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

San Sebastian

A travel blog entry by jacandpito

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Is it easy to fall in love with San Sebastián? Most definately, it's absolutely gorgeous. Mother nature was showing off when she popped beautiful turquoise beaches right in between the green rolling mountain ranges. Our three days there read like a ...

Donostia, San Sebastián - Donostia, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Donostia

A travel blog entry by bairdygirl

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Today we're catching the bus from Plaza de Basque in Bayonne and have a 2 hour trip to San Sebastián. This area straddling the western border between France and Spain, was once one combined region, populated by the Basque people. They have their own ...

From Pamplona to San Sebastián, San Sebastián, Spain travel blog

From Pamplona to San Sebastián

A travel blog entry by kimdibb

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... way by 9:45. We thanked Alfonso and his sister for their wonderful hospitality. It took less than an hour and a half to get to San Sebastián. The drive was mainly through mountains and the area reminded me very much of Austria, northern Italy, and, ...

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