TOP 10 of 2016 – San Sebastian
As the year 2017 is just around the corner, we decided to see how was the year 2016. Well, it was wonderful! We started the Travelers Child and we put our traveling to whole new level. We spent most of this year traveling and exploring not only different places, but different foods, different cultures, met a lot of new great people and just had one of the best years of our life. It’s hard to sum up everything and put it all into perspective, but we decided to do exactly that. And what’s a better way than just to look back and think which places we enjoyed the most. Though it’s a difficult task, as we enjoyed every single moment, this also is a very pleasant objective. We hope that you will enjoy this trip down our memory lane as much as we did!
So allow us to introduce you, Dear Reader, to our No. 2, which is:
San Sebastian (Spain)
It is a city in the Northern Spain, just 20 kilometers away from France. It is located on the shores of Bay of Biscay in the autonomous community of Basque, and surrounded by charming mountains. The most significant of them which also carefully envelopes the city are mounts Igueldo, Urgull and Ulia. Personally we were totally fascinated by the first one, and, in addition to this, we spent a night in the hotel at the top of Igueldo – this was a decision of the road trip. Why? Because Igueldo had everything we could have dreamed off. Cliffs, ocean, waves, other mountains in the horizon, panoramic view of the city and the beach, funicular, and even a retro looking Amusement Park – everything were there.
Anyway, city center isn’t a disappointment either. From the spot where Mont Igueldo meets the ocean starts a wonderful promenade which leads to the heart of the old town. We promise that you will love every part of this long path. Well, if you like the same things as we do, of course. Because we loved ever meter while walking accompanied by the ocean through a cherished coastline with beautiful squares and parks, beach and the view of other mountains in front.
Moving forward, there is rich city’s old town awaiting for every wanderer. It brought us a lot of good emotions both day and night. Here every wanderer will have a chance to taste the things that San Sebastian is famous – pintxo, or Basque-type of tapas. Every restaurant, pub, or bar has all the bar table blanketed in various types of snacks that locals or tourists can choose from. To be fair, when we entered first pub in the city, we even thought that we found ourselves in the private buffet. Because we didn’t understand what is happening with everyone easily taking snacks from the bar, while we were choosing from the menu. However, not long after our dinner we were enlightened about these local celebrities. Due to this new knowledge, our breakfast next morning was awesome!
What L. has to say about San Sebastian
Place on L’s list: 3
What P. has to say about San Sebastian
Place on P’s list: 2
Despite the fact that we went to this place during not the best weather it left us with an amazing memories. San Sebastian is just magical. The bay, the beach, the mountains.. It really seems like a paradise on Earth.
We really hope that we’ll be able to visit this place during summer, so we would experience to its fullest and then, we believe, that it could climb up right to the top.
Rest of the TOP 10
1. Praia da Ursa (Portugal)