Travel Blogs from San Sebastián - Donostia
We had only travelled to Barcelona in Spain before so we were keen to see more of the country and so we spent five days in the north of Spain, Bilbao (Spain's tenth largest town) and San Sebastian – Basque country.
We met KT and Karl, our Brisbane travel buddies in our hotel and hit the streets straight up in search …
Ahh this is the South of France that we had hoped for! A clear blue sky with only the occasional white cloud scudding across . We set out , this time intent on a train journey, to Hendaye, a little town on the French /Spanish border for a day at the beach.
Arriving at the station we purchase our tickets in a hurry noting from the information board that, the train to Hendaye will be a platform two NOW! We dash on glad to have caught it and settle down. As the train moves on, ...
... pulled out the power cord, where a few days before
there had been teeming crowds, noisy interactions, busy food places and
hustlers on every corner now it was overcast, there were rows and rows of
plastic chairs all stacked up, the beach was empty, no buskers and even the few
hustlers seemed half hearted, school had gone back and the party had finished!
We continued to travel along the Spanish coast and spent
another night in the carpark of a marina.
... San Sebastián. A croissant & 2 obligatory cups of coffee lined our stomachs before we boarded for our 6 hr trip from Barcelona. We have been SO excited about the quality of coffee to date, & this morning was no exception. Jul read most of the way to San Sebastián & I caught up with the diary. I was, as usual, up & down & wandering around a fair bit & munching on snacks in between. Train travel is the way to go ...
... new tan won't peel off haha. Got back to the hostel to check in to our new room. After a few issues with the receptionist, she wanted my ID, which I had already given them and she couldn't find it (great!), we finally got our room. They had moved us to a 4 bed dorm and gave us a discount on all 3 nights, so we were happy with that in the end.
We decided to head out for a few drinks and dinner for our last night in San Sebastián. Their main delicacy, or ...