Before coming to Bordeaux, France, I surfed for my weekend trips on internet. As I was going to live in South West of France, Spain and Portugal were my target places to explore. Spain is the only country in Europe which has desert, mountains and beaches. And one city from Spain which excited me the most was San Sebastian. San Sebastian has been given a title of ‘Best city for Summer Vacations’. Simply because of its astonishingly beautiful beaches surrounded by two photogenic mountains. With an island exactly in the middle of those two mountains just provide the icing on the cake. San Sebastian also gives you the experience of water and adventurous sports like surfing, kayaking, boat trips, go-karting, and what not.
That weekend finally came when my friend working in Sweden was in Tudela for his business trip, I was in Bordeaux and San Sebastian was the destination for both of us. The hotel was booked – courtesy my friend and his multi-national company and I booked my Flixbus from Bordeaux to San Sebastian. The last 2 hours of the journey to San Sebastian will remind you of ‘Safar Khoobsurat hai Manjil se bhi’ the lyrics from the song ‘Ae dil hai mushkil’. You usually listen songs or read a novel while travelling but those two hours will make your eyes out. But wait my friend, don’t underestimate the destination too soon.
San Sebastian is a small city with the habitats of around 188k living in the area of 61 sq. km. You can literally reach the other end of the city within 30 minutes. So there is no need to take a day bus pass (unless and until you decide on getting drunk). Just like before I had made the list of spots which I wanted to see. So after reaching in the afternoon of Friday, we decided to go to one of the three beaches Playa de Ondarreta. It is the beach from where you can get insanely beautiful view of Santa Clara Island sitting in the middle of two mountains. Like a year old baby girl peacefully sleeping in between her parents.