Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain

Jul 8, 2006 - San Sebastian & Zarautz

San Sebastian is a very popular place, especially with the wealthy Spaniards and we quickly got denied at the San Sebastian campground. After two more denials, we finally found a spot on the top of a hill in Zarautz, several km's down the coast. We had a great view from our cliff top site, & the trek down the hill was worth it for the swim in the nice, long beach. It was fairly easy to get the train into SS, but the weather was still not quite back up to what we were hoping for. San Sebastian was covered in low cloud with a chilly breeze...

Jump to full entry

Jul 8, 2006 - San Sebastian

Well, Getting to this place turned out to be far more dramatic then anticipated. Partly my fault I suppose. My last night in Cordoba I was chilling out over a beer and the World Cup match when these two cute girls from Estonia started chatting me up. Turns out they just started their travels of Spain and hadnt met many people so we decided to team up and head out on the town. Was a fun time and all but long story short, I only got in with a few ours to spare for sleep and as a result slept in, only waking up with about 20 mins to get...

Jump to full entry

Jun 29, 2006 - Spain- San Sebastian (PARENTAL ADVISORY)

DEAR PARENTS, WE'RE NOT COMING HOME! To our friends: Tony, Brandon, Krueger, Rob, Wardema, Tata, Larry B., Tim L., Matt Szyd, Gerry Szyd.....get your asses out here NOW! I don't care what your 4th of July plans are, DO IT. (I'll get to the nightlife in a minute) This place is absolutely INCREDIBLE. San Sebastian is a costal beach town, nestled comfortably between mountains. The people here are super friendly and ambience here is fantastic. It's a thriving community with tall buildings, tapas bars, nightclubs, shopping stores, fruit markets,...

Jump to full entry

Jun 14, 2006 - Off to the Spanish coast...

We are currently in San Sebastian after a very long train ride. Yesterday we took a train at 9 am from Amsterdam to Spain. We had to change trains in Paris. It took us 13 hours of traveling, but I must say it is well worth it. We are staying two blocks from the beach. It is amazing here. The ocean is so clear. I do like the Basque country. I met some locals last night that have friends in Boise, it was good to talk with them. Spanish people are very friendly, its nice to be around people that at least attempt to communicate with you. I...

Jump to full entry

May 4, 2006 - San Sebastian, Spain

Wow, what a week and a half whirlwind this trip has been! We hit two of the worlds leading cities of Paris and London, Amsterdam and the Netherlands, the medival city of Brugges and Bordeaux - the wine capital of Europe. Finally, we have settled into this travel routine of ours and will be lodging here in San Sebastian for 3 nights! Our longest stay yet - which will be nice and we will be able to recharge. The hostel we are at is very homey, with a kitchen so we are cooking our meals (ALthough the food here is dirt cheap and so tasty -...

Jump to full entry

Apr 18, 2006 - Euskadi - Gipuzkoa - Desde Zumaia hasta Deba

Kaixo!!! A long beautiful five-hour walk (13 Km) along the most impressive of coastal landscapes. Walking along this coast is like walking on Earth's history itself. From Zumaia to Deba the landscape adquires shapes that would be difficult to imagine for the human mind, these are the Flisch Cliffs, a heaven to any passionate geologist. However, this isn't its only lure. If we look inland as we advance along the cliffy landscapes, our eyes will come across the most bucolic of pastures and the greenest of hills. Last but not least, for a long...

Jump to full entry

Feb 12, 2006 - ahhh Spain

I am in the city of San Sebastien, it's this awesome city of around 200 000 up in Basque country with unbelievible beaches and seems poured onto the land where the Pyrenees mountains sink into the ocean. Surprised to find out that... many Spanish people don't speak spanish, and in Basque country they speak this non-latinic language that kind of sounds russian. Ok, update from my last note. Stayed in Biarritz which is this fantastic little surf town in the best hostel I've been to yet. It's in a valley between two mountains and resting next...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Cognosce te Ipsum

Jan 21, 2006 - Euskadi - Gipuzkoa - Donosti

Kaixo!!! It is true that we have come back to a world that looks more like a disguise of what it really is than anything else, but it is also true that we have come back to a beutiful city that day after day smiles at us in all its beauty and that's why we've decided to make an entry dedicated entirely to our city, Donosti. Of course, we are also doing this in the hope that you will all come one day to visit us. We can't really offer you a home yet, but as soon as we can, we'll let you know. So let's start from the beginning. The city...

Jump to full entry

Jan 20, 2006 - Christ and the dance off at Be Bop Bar

Buenos dias, Late last night we arrived in Madrid which so far has been the only city we have visited that has not been raining when we come. The last few days have been interesting. So far San Sebastian has been my favorite place. We actually tried to change our train tickets to stay there longer, but it didn't work. San Sebastian has a statue of Christ looking over the city, and you can only get there by walking, it was the most beautiful walk, although rainy. The whole day it rained, but we still made it to the beach, some stores, and...

Jump to full entry

Nov 1, 2005 - San Sebastian

It is my last day here in San Sebastian, and I am winding down and relaxing after 4 days of intense sightseeing. It's a great city for walking, fairly flat, with many pedestrian only streets in the old town, and a 2-mile long sidewalk along the the "Playa de la Concha", known as one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. My first day here was fairly warm, so I dared to bare my white and flabby body and take a little dip in the ocean. It was a little chilly, but still felt nice. The weather since has changed, and it feels more like fall....

Jump to full entry

Sep 25, 2005 - Pamplona and San Sebastian

Left early so that we had time to visit an organic farm, where Judits'boyfriend Emelio farms, and has a seedbank. He spent 7 months in NZ a few years ago, and amongst other things, he grows Maori potatoes. He spent months with Maori families learning about the culture and has a very extensive library on organice farming and other indigenous cultures- very interesting. We said a sad goodbye and drove across the foothills of the Pyrenees, stopping in Pamplona but couldn't find a place to stay so headed onwards until we reached the coast and...

Jump to full entry

Aug 21, 2005 - San Sebastian, Basque Country of Spain

Night train again from Barcelona to San Sebastian. 8/21/2005 Getting to San Sebastian at 8 am was perfect timing to hit the crowd that had stayed up from the night before (festival going on). I didn't have a place to stay yet, so I just hiked around Old Town and had breakfast at a local bakery. I caught San Sebastian at the right time. Semana Grande is going on. Supposedly, it is one of the biggest festivals of the year. I am catching the last day of it. I had fun learning about the Basque culture and a little Euskera language to go with...

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com