May 2nd is a holiday in Spain. Because we had an extra long weekend, we decided to take a road trip to San Sebastian as a house. We hadn’t taken a family trip yet this year so we thought it would be perfect. And it was. We started out not too early on Friday morning and arrived in San Sebastian late afternoon. After much confusion, we found our hostel and unloaded our stuff. We had passed this Whiskey Museum on our way and Sriroop decided it was to be our first stop.
Then, for dinner, we visited the many bars in the old city and gorged ourselves on pintxos (little tapas sized delights!)
San Sebastian at sunset is a beautiful thing.
Road trips also seem like a good idea (and they are!) until you actually get to where you’re going and then the car becomes a big pain in the arse. Just like every other European city, parking in San Sebastian was hella expensive. The guy at our hostel told us there was free parking in the neighborhoods around the beach so the next morning, off we went! We had a long but beautiful walk back into the city center. The beaches are lovely and the water is crystal clear! I cant wait to come back here with my parents in June and actually get in the water!
Me and Martin, Sriroop and Babak.
So dang pretty!
In the photo above, up on the hill is a statue of San Sebastian.
Back in the city center – dont you just adore that street sign? Things like this are just so much prettier in Europe. Oh street signs, Ill miss you.
San Sebastian has a ton of Michelin star restaurants – like tons! And while our wallets didn’t quite allow for us to eat at one, we did sit down to a delicious seafood dinner at one of many awesome restaurants (Im pretty sure wherever you eat in San Sebastian, you are going to get a good meal). This was a 96 euro seafood platter that Babak and Sriroop ordered. I shouldnt have ordered my own plate because I ended up having to help them out. I even had to teach them how to eat crab legs, my favorite! Silly boys. And you see those weird looking things on the right? Those are barnacles and they are actually tasty!
Do you see why I love these boys?
If you want to get the full story, go to the travel blog – Martin writes tons better than me :) Now we have about a month and a half left of work – and then 3 months of playtime! Weeeeeeeee!