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Travel Blogs from San Sebastián - Donostia
... It was stunning to have such great weather for this day as we passed all the locals touring around the city. We ran into some incredible houses overlooking the ocean that we couldn't even imagine how expensive they would be!
We then stopped off at the Miramar Palace which is a "Harvard Like" House (aka. Mansion) perched on the banks of San Sebastián overlooking the bay and the Island of Santa Clara. This building now houses the famous music ...
Today Oihane and her family brought me to the gorgeous city of San Sebastian.
Her father described the cities of the Basque Country to me as such: "Bilbao is capital of industry, Vitoria is the capital of politics, and San Sebastian is the capital of beauty"
I am inclined to agree.
From the towering spires of the Cathedral of San Sebastián to the gorgeous "conch" or shell shaped beach, this city is amazing. While walking around the city, ...
Upon driving into Spain it started raining. Day 4 in spain as I write this, and it is still tipping it down. All footwear is now soaked, as are both my jackets, trousers and socks!!
Gave up waiting for the rain to stop and walked into San Sebastian. Nice city based in a sheltered bay with two large hills at either end. One has a small furnicular railway taking you to the top, the other is a more tiring walk through rivers of water flowing
down the footpaths. The summit however ...
Cycled in to Biarritz the next day to explore the town. Small cove with some very expensive houses and an aquarium perched right on the edge of the bay.
Surfers can be seen along the bay, watched by the shoppers in town. Large waves can be seen hitting the sides of the road and reaching some 100m up in the air.
Spent the next few days here surfing.
... looking around at the architecture but listening to every word said.
Satisfied with what I saw, I closed my file on Pamplona. Back to San Sebastian for a shower and dinner. For dinner I elected to walk in to the town center. That way I could have a sample some of the local Vino.
Pintxos, the savoury snacks on a bread / pastry is all you can find to eat in San Seb. It would have been nice to see (and taste) something else, but hey – when in San ...