Spain 2012

San Sebastian

Pages from the Travel Journal

Page from my personal travel journal, recorded while in Northern Spain. This one show our visit to San Sebastian

Arriving in San Sebastian was like Bilbao a bit of a hassle, since the traffic was terrible, but as soon as the car was parked the city was a delight. We stayed at the cozy and homily Pensión Amaiur, which we warmly recommend. Great place with a kitchen and it is located right in the middle of the tapas district!

Page from my personal travel journal, recorded while in Northern Spain. This one show our visit to the tapas bar A Fuego Negro San Sebastian

Our exploration of the city took us along the iconic La Concha beach, the weather was unfortunately a bit too windy and cold for a day at the beach, but there is so much more to see in this city, that it was not a problem. At the end of the beach’s walkway stands Eduardo Chillidas’ “El Peine de los Vientos” statue that looks like metal claws fighting the ocean, a marvelous peace of art. We then walked through the town center and went to see the surfer at Playa de la Zurriola.

But most of our stay in the city was spend wallowing in the pintxo (that’s what they call tapas) district. Our favorite place was the hip, where we enjoyed great wines and the trips best tapas including goat cheese with iberico ham, sun dried tomatoes and honey, hearts served with heart shaped beets and mini kebab.