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  • Day18

    San Sebastian

    June 9, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    San Sebastian - 9 and 10 June
    We stayed just outside the Old Town of San Sebastian (about a 20 minute easy walk). Two nights here. San Sebastian is the city that invented the pintxos, the local word for small bar bites otherwise known as tapas - a meal in miniature, usually placed on a piece of bread. 
    You can either order from a hot menu or you fill your plate from the many choices of cold food lining the bar. We did a bit of both. It was great fun and delicious. So much so that we went there again the next night.

    San Sebastián is a resort town on the Bay of Biscay in Spain’s mountainous Basque Country. It’s known for Playa de la Concha and Playa de Ondarreta, beaches framed by a picturesque bayfront promenade, and world-renowned restaurants managed by innovative chefs. Its old town (Parte Vieja) is cobblestoned and has upscale shops next to the colourful pintxo bars. There is a real party atmosphere here - I can see how popular it must be in Summer with the beautiful beaches and more bars per square metre than anywhere else on Earth (so it is claimed).

    For spectacular views, you can walk to the top of Monte Urgull, at the tip of town, surrounded by low castle walls that circle a grand statue of Christ or, as we did, take the old-world funicular railway to the Parque de Atracciones (amusement park).
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  • Day30

    Tag 30

    April 30 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    Heute endet mit dem Monat April unser erster Monat im Nomadenleben. Acht spannende Monate stehen uns noch bevor.

    Folgende Zahlen können wir zusammentragen:

    3613 Kilometer gefahren
    1851 Franken ausgegeben
    5x Fäkalientank geleert
    1x Gasflasche gewechselt
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    Roland Lässer

    Ca. CHF800 für Diesel? + Autobahngebühren. Bescheiden gelebt. 👏👏👏👏👏

    4/30/21Reply
     
  • Day9

    ☺️

    May 13, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Der Fluss sieht heute extrem schön aus

    Eich Marion

    Wünsche Dir eine gute Woche 😊

    5/13/19Reply
    Katharina Attenberger

    Vielen Dank 😊

    5/13/19Reply
    Cornflakes Gyarfas

    Schöne Eindrücke wieder! Wünsche Dir noch eine gute Zeit und grüße Dich herzlich

    5/14/19Reply
    Katharina Attenberger

    Dankeschön ☺️

    5/14/19Reply
     
  • Day3

    Monte Urgull

    May 7, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Der Monte Urgull ist der Berg zwischen dem Playa de la Concha und dem Playa de la Zurriola :)

    Andreas Nitzsche

    San Sebastian?

    5/11/19Reply
    Katharina Attenberger

    Nein Jesus 😅

    5/11/19Reply
    Peter Pittermann

    Ganz schön viele Wolken am Himmel. Aber ich habe gerade gesehen das es die nächsten Tage sonniger werden soll.

    5/11/19Reply
    Katharina Attenberger

    Ja stimmt heute Nachmittag war es auch schon etwas besser und morgen soll es sehr schön werden 😊

    5/11/19Reply
     
  • Day10

    Layover in San Sebastián

    July 11 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    No room at the albergue in San Sebastián but we got good sleep at our clean but funky and expensive pension in the old section of town. San Sebastián is the vacation capital of Spain and much of Europe & Britain. It is a par-tay town this time of year. There are great beaches that are full of people and the streets of the old town full of restaurants/bars. When a couple of old dudes with red scarves come hobbling into town on a Saturday night, watch out San Sebastián! So anyway, we slept well and in the morning, decided we needed to reassess our situation and decide if it was necessary to revise our plan. We immediately set up a situation room at a nearby bar/coffee shop (photo below). After coffee and ibuprofen, it became clear to us that the Camino del Norte is no country for old men. Spectacular scenery, but the terrain… It’s supposed to get easier after the first 5 days, but we still see a lot of “Sierra del …) on the map ahead. The towns are farther apart, which means less flexibility if you want to either stop early or walk later. And there are fewer pilgrims on this route. We haven’t really felt that Camino kinship with fellow travelers because fewer people walk this route, especially with the impact of Covid. We talked about continuing on as penance for our sins, but couldn’t really come up with anything we had ever done. So we have decided to (drum roll) head inland and pick up the Camino Frances. Dale has already done the Frances, but many people have done it multiple times. We will catch a bus to Logroño tomorrow morning and resume our walk on Tuesday having had a two day rest. We spent the rest of the day moving to an albergue and walking on the beach. After a seafood dinner, I’m back in bed writing up the day’s events. Speaking of food, the Basque people are famous for their cuisine, specializing in seafood. Pintxos (the x is silent) is a class of small cheap finger foods that can be a snack or a meal. It is served everywhere. It is typically served with a young acidic wine called “txakoli”, which is poured into the glass from about 3 feet above. We ate well. That’s all the news from Spain. Going to get some sleep now.
    Buen Camino,
    Phil
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    Connie Merrell

    Great descriptions. Feel like I am there except for the physical hardships. Connie

    Patti Correll

    Sounds like you made a good decision to adapt your plans. There's The Plan and then there's Life.

     

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