San Sebastian 

​Ok so I’ve been a little MIA recently. Apologies but there’s limited access to electricity when camping. So I’m going to do my best to catch you up on the past week. Let’s begin with the reasons why we loved our one day in San Sebastian…

If you haven’t picked up on it already, Fiona and I are massive food lovers! Our fondest memories of Spain will most definitely include the delicious food we’ve tasted, especially at Borda Berri. San Sebastian is the home of Spanish Pinxtos and every local and tourist will tell you that Borda Berri is a must to visit! Let me just make you drool for a minute as I list the dishes we tried (oh and this was over 2 days ok – we don’t eat THAT much!)

Grilled octopus (our favourite!), Veal cheek, duck, goats cheese risotto, squid ink ravioli, pork ribs with apple sauce and a goats cheese salad. Amazing! I know it’s a big call but we both confidently rate it in our top 5 meals EVER!

2. The hikes

Ok – I wouldn’t quite call it a hike but none the less we still enjoyed our walk up Monte Urgull. We enjoyed strolling through the greenery as we headed to the top, where we were greeted by a 12m high statue of Jesus and incredible views of San Sebastian beach. But if we thought that view was impressive then we were in for a treat…

3. The views

San Sebastian is listed as one of the best city beaches in Europe and we could see why. Later that afternoon we took a cable car to the top of Monte Igueldo, which is a viewpoint located on the opposite side of the bay to Monte Urgull. Picture perfect views from 360 degree angles! Oh and plenty of kids rides too, which we of course couldn’t resist from. A quick queue amongst the children and we were soon on the 2 minute boat ride which took you a long the hills edge. Definitely a ride for the big kids as well!

So there you have it! Our top 3 reasons why we loved San Sebastian. But here’s a fun fact – we did it all on NO sleep! Let me do my best to give you the brief run down:
Bus from Seville to Granada ✔

Granada bus station to Granada airport ✔

Arrival and check in at the airport on time ✔

Delay in flight by 2 hours meaning we fly out at 12.30am ✖

Wait 1 hour for baggage once arriving in Barcelona ✖

Collect our baggage by 3am but have to be back at the airport by 5am for our next flight so decide to hang out at the airport ✖

Miss our hotel booking that had been made for the night ✖

Fiona and I each get a whole row of seats to ourselves on the aeroplane – finally get to sleep! ✔

Flight to San Sebastian makes it on time ✔

Finally arrive in San Sebastian by 8am ready to complete all the amazing activities listed above ✔
But that’s the joy of travelling my friends!
Lisa Jane.

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