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Little Rio in Spain

San Sebastian

sunny 85 °F
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The word on the street was, "head to San Sebastian, it's beautiful." The word was right on.

The clock was ticking and I was thinking beach. What better way to wrap up my trip than to spend six days soaking up the Spanish sun in San Sebastian? Beautiful people in a beautiful setting. Muy bonita.


I set up shop on the edge of Parte Vieja, in a hostel with a view of Playa de la Concha. Perfecto.

This place looked like a little Rio de Janeiro. A sultry beach culture surrounded by bays and hilly mounts. A looming Jesus tops the central Monte Urgull much like Rio's Christ the Redeemer, but smaller. Locals walked with confidence through the Old Town and flaunted shamelessly along the sandy shores. The scenery was amazing at every level.


I got my daily dose of sun-drenched vitamin D. The days were intense and the water refreshing. The nights were brisk and crisp and alive. People cleaned up and ambled about. I joined in, dined out, walked around and enjoyed it all. The city was accessible and the weather delectable, much unlike the time I spent in the real Rio many months ago. I felt redeemed as I relaxed my last days away.

Kursaal, the City's Cultural and Congress Center

Posted by triptime 10:15 Archived in Spain Tagged tourist_sites

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