My San Sebastian

It’s been a handful of months since I’ve been back from Spain, but memories of my experience still vividly cross my mind during passing moments when I close my eyes and let my thoughts wander.

One memory or city rather that resonated with me the most is San Sebastian. A somewhat lesser known city to the general tourist, but a more well known city to a foodie, San Sebastian boasts the title of have having the most Michelin start restaurants per square foot in the world.  With the quality of produce that I experienced in San Sebastian, that comes as no surprise.

Although not purely a foodie city, San Sebastian’s residences are an eclectic bunch. You have your foodie’s, your hipsters, your surfers, your fashionistas and more. It’s a city that offers everything for everyone with a calling.

Start your morning with a chocolate croissant while walking along the ever entertaining surfer beach.  As its early, catch the vegetable and flower market. Poke your head into an alleyway and enjoy the company of hipsters sipping excellently brewed coffee.  Book a table at one of the best restaurants in the world. Stroll along the shore line and enjoy sunsets that hypnotize. End your evening by walking through the old town and pass through hundreds of local bars that serve up delicious pintxos (tapas) and txakoli (wine) where the culture is, have a drink and a bite and move on to the next bar.

A big city in its offerings but a small city in its size, the preferred method of transportation is by bike or by foot, how lovely.

And what I believe San Sebastian does best is offer the right balance between traditional and modern.

Below are some of my favorite snaps of the city, have a scroll through and enjoy!



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    1. It’s ages since I’ve been to San Sebastian, and I can’t wait to go back. What a food lover’s paradise! Or a paradise for anyone, really! Love your Txakoli shot – did you enjoy much of it there? I drank my fair share in Barcelona, but bet I didn’t get to try any of the really good stuff, being out of the Basque region.

      • Fork It Over Dubai

        Hi Sarah,

        TBH I enjoyed a lot wine and food in the Basque… I visited Barcelona right after San Sebastian…i think the quality is far superior in SS.. (personal opinion)

        Interesting fact, there were a lot of Australians in San Sebastian, mostly surfers :D

        Big recommendation for you to go, I know you would love it.


    2. Carla

      Wow great photos! You really captured the heart of it. I’ve been traveling to San Sebastián for ten years and I’m more in love with it every time I go. You managed to capture all of my favorite places, not just the typical Concha shot. You even got the table I usually sit at outside Cafe Oyartzun!!

      • Fork It Over Dubai

        Hi Carla,

        Thanks for the comment. I usually like to do un- touristy things when I travel so I appreciate what you said. Yes I woke up at 7 am for the table :) perfect spot.

    3. Najat Zarour

      tala I love ur site and the pictures specially the fish and its eyes and the life guard showering. Vive San Sebastien. xxx

    4. Drooling…so jealous. Inspired me to plan a trip there pronto. x

    5. What a lovely set of pictures1 It made me miss home :) thank you for sharing!

    6. Beautiful place, beautifully captured! :)
      Your heart is in every picture!
      Much love