Txubillo (Igeldo)

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  • Day45

    Back to San Sebastian

    May 23, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Today we have our big drive up to San Sebastian to meet up with Pat. After a muesli breakfast in our room we checked out of the hotel and headed off in the car. After a couple of times around the block to even get out of the hotel precinct we found the motorway. Of course we then missed a turn off and found our selves on the wrong motorway. After a bit of arguing with Mrs Google Maps we finally got back on track and headed north. As for the trip down, the drive is quite magnificent. Great roads and superb scenery all the way. With the 120kph speed limit the kms flew past. We took a diversion about half way into a town called....where we found a cafe in the plaza.
    Arrived at the Hotel Leku Eder in the late arvo and checked in. It is a delightful place set high on a hill a couple of kms out of town and with great views. After a bit of a rest we set off to pick up Pat from the bus station. Got him back to the hotel then after a cup of tea and a chat we sent him off to bed. The stress of the last few days finally caught up with us and we collapsed into bed absolutely shattered. Zzzzzzzzzzz
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  • Day46

    San Sebastian Day 1

    May 24, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    A bit slow getting going this morning, but after breakfast in the hotel we headed off in the car to explore the coast. Took the coastal route west from the hotel along a narrow and twisty road along the cliff tops. Very pretty and spectacular. Arrived in a little village called Getaria where we had lunch and a walk around town. After a drive back to the hotel and a rest, we caught the bus into town for a bite to eat. Tried to find a proper meal, but finally settled on pinxtos and a beer in the old quarter. Quite a buzzy atmosphere with all the people at the many bars. Bussed it home again about 9:30. San Sebastian is a large town which comprises a new and old part. It is built on two beautiful bays/beaches, La Concha being the main one. The bay is protected by a curving high headland and Santa Clara island in the entrance to the bay. There is an opposite headland below which the old town nestles very gracefully. The town is overlooked by a statue of the Sacred Heart and a fortified castle.Read more

  • Day47

    San Sebastian Day 2

    May 25, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    Slow start again but finally headed off into the countryside in the car for some exploring. First visited a cider museum where we learnt all about the local cider history and industry. Moderately interesting; the best part was when they serve you a cider from the barrel. The lady explained that when the new cider is ready everybody gathers and the barrel spout is opened releasing a jet of cider into the recipients glass 6 feet across the room. Well Pat was the first recipient in our group and he did quite well catching the cider, except for the bit on his sleeve!!! We then tried some from another barrel and discussed the merits of each. Then we tried 3 more apple based apperitifs and by then I needed some breakfast....
    Then off to find a place recommended by the tourist office which was a greenway up along a valley. Again we managed with the help of poor instructions and misreading of maps to go in entirely the wrong direction. Two hours later we found the place and went for a nice walk along the river. Lovely scenery in which Pat managed to get into almost every photo. We also saw many wild strawberries again. They are unbelievably pretty and apparently quite common. Very new and delightful for us though.
    For dinner went down to an area closer to the hotel where we managed to find some pretty ordinary food but enjoyed our little walk around.
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  • Day48

    San Sebastian Day 3

    May 26, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Big storm overnight with lots of thunder and lightning (all very frightening!!) We started the day by taking the car back to Avis. Just before we left the hotel, a bus slipped off the wet roads just down the road and caused a big back up of traffic. It cleared quite quickly and we got going in the car. After dropping it off we walked the length of the promenade into the old town. The sun came out and Lou and I decided to walk up to the castle fort on the headland. Pat was not up to it and stayed in town for a bite to eat. It was quite a walk up to the top of the hill but worth it for the view. Caught up with Pat again at the bottom of the hill and went off for a pinxtos and beer lunch.
    That night we could not be bothered going back into town so we ordered in some Thai. Not bad.
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  • Day134

    San Sebastian

    December 7, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Wir kommen gut voran. Gestern Abend haben wir uns auf einen Campingplatz bei Ciudad Rodriguez gestellt. Die Tür war offen und haben wir uns einfach an den Strom geklemmt. Um 7.00 Uhr ging es weiter ohne zu zahlen, da noch niemand da war. Wir fuhren bis San Sebastian. Eine wirklich schöne Stadt im Borden des Landes. Mit Dem Funkcuöar fuhren wir auf einen Hügel, von dem man den Ausblick über die Stadt und den Atlantik genießen kann. Weiter ging es über die Grenze nach Frankreich wo wir übernachten.Read more

  • Day13

    Ein fantastischer Ausblick

    August 10, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Nach der Schule ging es heute gemeinsam mit einer Schulkollegin und ihrer Mama auf den Monte Igeldu. Von dort hat man einen ganz tollen Panoramablick auf die Stadt!
    Nachdem die beiden aber spät dran waren, ging ich inzwischen zum 'Peine del Viento', einem Kunstwerk von Eduardo Chillida, das in der Region sehr bekannt ist. Für mich ist das definitiv einer der schönsten Orte in ganz San Sebastián: Die Skulpturen, der Ausblick, das Meer... Echt atemberaubend!

    Mit der 100 Jahre alten Funicular ging es dann gemeinsam auf den Berg. Auch von dort hat man einen tollen Blick. Am Gipfel ist außerdem ein alter Vergnügungspark, der echt sehenswert ist. Vom Aussichtsturm konnte man gute Fotos machen und wir waren dort ganz alleine!
    Zu Fuß ging es dann wieder Richtung Stadt. Ungefähr eine halbe Stunde braucht man bis zum Strand von Ondarreta. Anschließend ging es für mich mit Caro zur Pintxo-Tour in die Altstadt. Es war ihr letzter Abend und wir wollten unsere Schulliste mal testen... Allzu weit sind wir nicht gekommen, aber es war trotzdem ein lustiger Abend :)
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Txubillo (Igeldo), Monte Igueldo, Igueldo, Igeldo

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