This last weekend we took a trip to San Sebastian, a Spanish surf-city in the Northwest of the country (Atlantic side). We took an 8-hour overnight bus on Friday and were able to comfortably spend three days there considering Colombus Day shares equal importance here.
During this long weekend we indulged in all the city had to offer:
- Surfing…in the rain at points (doesn’t get all nasty like the Los Angeles coast when it pours, it was actually pleasantly surreal).
- Kind people.
- Great Tapas (Spanish Appetizers) hopping, Paella, Sangria, bar hopping, Gelato.
- Hiking to the highest point of the central mountain which overlooks both sides of the city.
- And simply taking it easy.
To give a more distinct visual. The mountain we hiked is somewhat like the tip of a Peninsula which splits to coasts of the city…from this tip the two coastlines sprout and cove out creating a kind of three shape. The older parts of the coves reminded me of the cities contrived in the Pirates of the Carribean films…however there are also very large contemporary buildings built on the sand which mix perfectly to stimulate the eye. I absolutely loved this place, as did all of my co-travelers (we were feeling good vibes and it wasn’t the pot). Also, we got hooked up at an awesome hostel called Olga’s which was literally one block from the ocean. Olga was also a very kind lady.