Sunday, August 22, 2010

August 12th – San Sebastian

Today we caught the train from Hendaye, over the border to San Sebastian, one of Spain's most beautiful seaside towns, one of the country's gastronomic highlights, and the spiritual capital of the Basque Region. Even on a grey day, the golden sands of La Concha, possibly Spain's most attractive city beach, were full of holiday makers; while the famous tapas bars of the old town were piled high with delicious pintxos (basque tapas).

We immediately filled our boots with pintxos and got stuck into the beer and rioja – Spain is a lot more reasonable for going out than France – and then we walked it off by going for a bracing walk alongside San Sebastian's surf beach where the waves were rolling in nicely from the Atlantic.

Then it was time for yet more pintxos, before the half hour train ride back to France.