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Travel Blogs from San Sebastián - Donostia
One thing I should point out about Spain so far is the incredible abundance of the mullet hairstyle. You can see one around every corner. And a lot of them are a whole lot ruder than any Aussie mullet I´ve seen since the 80´s. Pretty feral. Anyway, San Sebastián. Very cool little town of 200,000 situated right on the Bay of Biscay, and only a short …
Then it was up the Funicular to get some views of the city from atop and to have a quick lunch. After touring through the amusement park, and watching Martin attempt to beat the "Kids Soccer Kick" game high score of 920, we made our way back down the mountain for our continuing tour.
We headed over to the east side of the bay where we relaxed to the sound and sights of the waves crashing against the sea barriers and ...
... kept laughing at me, because I was constantly gasping in delight.
We spent a few hours just walking around and enjoying the views before we went to a few bars to eat Pinxtos for lunch. Let me explain a little bit about pinxtos. They are kind of similar to tapas, but while tapas are usually just a small portion of a food that you can order in larger amounts (or racion) a pinxto is a small delicacy usually served on a slice of bread with a toothpick ...
... amazing fews of the bay. There is a giant statue of Christ up at the summit, very similar to 'Christ the redeemer' over in Rio.
The old part of town has some narrow streets with plenty of bars offering pinxos (mostly seafood but quite a few smoked meats and cheeses)
Visited the museum 'De San Telmo' all about Basque history. Modern building fused with a refurbished church and cloister.
Afer 3 days of solid rain in San Sebastian, I decided to leave and head for Bilbao.
Drove on south to Biarritz stopping for some surf along the way. Biarritz is one of Europes best surf locations and its easy to see why. Giant waves can be seen all along the coast, and during the 3 days I was staying the surf only got bigger.
Stayed a few miles north of Biarritz in a place called 'Anglet'. Giant Aire for campervans, and the T4 was without doubt the ...