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It is always the same: Little time and so much to see and do. Oh Donostia – San Sebastián. If, like me, you are short for time, you are still going to love this place: It rushes straight at you and goes right to the heart. The mighty buildings of the old town. The countless, (surprisingly?) clean little streets. The divine tapas, called “pintxos” here. The excellent wine & beer. The magnificent Bahía with its azure sea waters, framed by white spray and an endless, golden sand beach. San Sebastián. Not even 24 hours is what I have left to enjoy the pearl of Northern Spain travelling through on my trip from Limoges in France all the way to Vigo in Galicia. Yet I have managed to live life to the full here, especially concerning my stomach. ENJOY the following (culinary) photo presentation of my time travel through San Sebastián and all the mouth-watering moments tasting “pintxos” for you … I swear you will not regret it. 😀
The situation. I am sitting on the French-speaking TGV train from Bordeaux, just about to finish my last travel article about Luxemburg, when all of sudden I listen up to … Spanish! Train travelling Europe is just great, moving across borders and countries in almost no time or effort. Me gusta! I get off the train in Irún, changing into a local “Cercanías” fast train to Donostia – San Sebastián. The driver, friendly & efficient, passes me a ticket: „!Corre, que se va! Quick, the train for San Sebastián is about to leave!“ Well guys, quick is of course relative considering my 15 kilos backpack, but I have to say I am actually quite fit after nearly four weeks of “Interrailing” through Europe plus training myself up for a half-marathon this September. Quick can hence be done, and so I get off the Cercanías train in the heart of San Sebastián only a few minutes later. Yay!
My dear readers. You will not believe me when I show you the following photos. Especially when it is always amazing food pictures I post and share: Be it at home in our very own culinary wine heaven in Lower Austria, on my recent gourmet trip through Limoges, France, or here in Spain. These tapas … oh, it is of course “pintxos” here! In the Basque country, Basque is the first language but Spanish and English are no problem for communication either. I also notice a lot of French people here, quite possibly travelling over here on day trips. Very multicultural: Exactly what I like. With all the high spirits firing me up, I definitely need a bite to eat now. Or two. “I am a travel blogger, I (have to) take all these photos. !Disculpe, Senor!” !Ay qué rico!
Great post! San Sebastián is clearly one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, and the food is just fantastic! I got the chance to visit for the first time not too long ago and absolutely loved it there. I actually wrote a post about my stay on my own blog if you’d like to check it out. Let me know what you think! 🙂