I have been wanting to go to San Sebastian ever since I heard about its reputation for amazing food over 6 years ago. Unfortunately, I think I picked the wrong day to visit (or so I thought at first)…today as I came through the Northern Spanish mountains by bus it begin to rain, and rain, and rain. By the time I arrived in town, the streets were empty, the shoppes all closed (it’s also unfortunately a Sunday), and the rain continued to fall. To be honest it was a nice reprieve from the heat of Madrid, but this supposedly lively beach town was, as far as I could tell, all indoors.
The hostel was a 20 minute, wet, lonely walk from the bus station and possibly one of the most over-priced, messy and cramped hostels I have ever stayed in. But that’s ok, it’s just a place to sleep really.
After a few hours in town the rain let up with just enough time to go for a walk to see the town and take some photos. And to my pleasure, San Sebastian is one of the most stunningly beautiful towns I have ever seen! And the weather made it all the more so…sometimes the silver lining in the cloud are the clouds themselves, so here’s a little taste of this incredible place!
That really is beautiful.
beautiful, BEAUTIFUL photos! You absolutely MUST go see Eduardo Chillida’s sculpture, “Wind Combs” before you leave the area. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wind_Comb_Chillida.jpg. I sure enjoy your posts!
Thank you so much! And I will definitely go check that out!
Hi!! Lauriel! It’s me, Doyeon!! We met in the way hostel in Madrid. Yes! That’s me! I am now back in Korea. Yoohoo!! On the day you left, I went downstairs around 8 to see if you were there yet, but no…I really wanted to say goodbye to you!! YOu know, I still owe you 2 euros! *wink wink* Maybe it’s a good reason for you to come visit me in Canada haha. And about the tipi/hippie albergue! I had to check my credential del peregrino, so I couldn’t tell you when I saw your book in the lounge. Anyway, It’s in ‘Villarmentero de campos’ It’s a really cool place. It’s almost at the entrance of the village, so you’ll know it very easily. I mean, Bob Marley’s music will drag you into the place 🙂 And the view in the morning around 7 am ….That’s just AMAZING……. You will not regret it!!!! Trust me!
Hope you are having lots of fun in San Sebastian and on THE WAY, too. 🙂
Hello! I’m so glad you found me! I’m having an amazing time walking, it’s so incredible! We should keep in touch and hopefully meet again someday! Be well~
Have a safe travel and keep up the great journal work! Enjoy every step of it!
Enjoy your journey. I know part of this is also for nurturing your soul, so make every step of it count. Keep up the great journal entry. I really enjoy it before heading to work. You really captured the simplistic European lifestyle. I miss that a lot. Stay safe, always!
grat pics, Lauriel. I love the pic with the cathedral! imposant !
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