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Travel Blogs from San Sebastián - Donostia
As previously mentioned in our Biarritz blog entry, we safely arrived in San Sebastian on Thursday. After 4 days and three nights, I think we can safely say that San Sebastian is an awesome tourist destination for anyone. The tapas (or pinxtos in Basque) were a great way to fill the belly, the people were nice, and we had some beautiful weather on …
... br> To get to the beach we had a delightful walk along side the river and a lagoon with egrets and turnstones picking over the falling tides left overs. The walk was planted with a blaze of late summer flowers and it was heavenly to stroll along in the morning sun.
Arriving at the beach, an extensive area of sand with atlantic rollers spewing onto the beach we decided to explore the rocks at one end. Walking along we see a magnificent building which we discover used to be ...
Spanish haciendas that were so popular in Australia in the 70’s (admittedly we
did not travel any further south than Madrid, so maybe they are all there
waiting for us).
We travelled along many minor roads which had two
plusses, we got to see much more of the local villages and we avoided some of
the more ridiculous tolls. Arrived about
lunch time the following day in a seaside resort that looked to all intent as
if someone had come ...
I think my original post is fine. Having navigated my way to Haro the day before, I wasn't too concerned about taking the bus again. San Sebastian was a nice town, but I'm glad I chose Bilbao because of the Guggenheim. Had I known about the Jazz festival I would have changed towns for one night and stayed up all night on the beach, then taken the train from there to Madrid, but It wasn't advertised in Bilbao and I ...
... br> July 8
Woke this morning after not such a bad sleep, it's much cooler here than Madrid (27-30 degrees) so sleeping is a bit easier. Went down for "breakfast" which consisted of a few packets of bread, cornflakes, UHT milk and a toaster. Anyhow, it's free, so we made some toast and left pretty quickly. We've decided to make the most of the beaches here, as this will be one of our last beach stops on this trip. We packed bags for the day, bought ...