Basking in Basque Country

Ryan and I visited Spain for the first time in September.  We fell completely in love with the Basque region.  San Sebastian was way more chic than we expected, and I basically felt under-dressed everywhere we went.  Shouldering into pintxos bars packed with locals each night to order from Spanish chalkboard menus I couldn’t read and scarf down the tastiest bites of food I didn’t recognize while swigging local wine was SO.MUCH.FUN.  Gorgeous hikes, surfing in the middle of the city, cheap wine, delicious food, stellar shopping, and friendly people made for one perfect destination. Oh, and the San Sebastian Film Festival was in full swing, meaning there were red carpets and step-and-repeats set up everywhere, and glamorous viewing parties happening each night.

Favorite pintxo bar: Borda Berri

Favorite sit down meal: Restaurante Narru

Favorite treat: super thick, dark hot chocolates at Argitan

Favorite restaurant with a view: Restaurante Nineu

Favorite activities: Surfing at Playa la Zurriola, hiking Monte Urgull, funicular to Monte Igueldo

img_7390The drive from Barcelona was full of road side vistas the begged for pulling the car over.

img_7391AirBnB penthouse gold


img_7414img_7418San Sebastian film festival in full swing

breakfast at Argitan






view from the top of Monte Urgull





surf kitty




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