So before heading to Basque Country, I didn’t truly know what a treat I was in for. I had been hearing many incredible things about the area from people whom had been there before, but once I was able to feast on it with my own eyes, I fell in love with yet another place on this planet…. My plan was a weekend in San Sebastian(Spanish Side), then a week in Biarritz(French Side) for a Detox/Retreat. I arrived in San Seb, dropped off my bags, and decided to take myself for dinner. It was super lively everywhere, the streets filled with people, drinking, eating Pintxo’s(Tapas) and being merry. After a long day, walking into a super packed bar/restaurant alone(normally I have no problem with this) was just a wee bit daunting. But I was enjoying the stroll, and just taking in the energy of it all. Then long behold I spotted a Vegan Restaurant, called ‘Green Break’, and just as fast as the women in front went to hand me a flier, I went breezing right past her and said ” it’s ok, I am in!!:)” Happy dayz, is exactly what I was thinking. I took a seat, grabbed an organic beer, and was ready to tuck into an epic and healthy meal(and epic it was, as I ate there every day that I was in San Seb). But not before I asked a table of lovely ladies to take my photo. Upon which they asked if I wanted to join them.
I love traveling alone for this very reason, you always end up making new friends. I ended up having some amazing nightlife tour guides that evening, with one of my new found buddies showing me the sights around San Seb the next day too. I felt so freaken lucky. Not to mention, she is an incredible young women, one of those people you feel lucky to have met in general.
The scenery was breathtaking.
And it was super interesting to learn about the Basque culture, and the fact that they have their own language, and consider themselves to be independent from Spain and France. Some facts I never would have learned had I have not visited this area. It was all new to me!! Ahhh, good ol’ traveling. Never a dull moment. Well unless you have been stuck with layovers in multiple airports, and are feeling jet legged as all heck, then, ok, maybe a bit dull:) We hiked up to where the Jesus monument was, it made me remenisce about when I travelled Brazil in fact, almost as though I was in a mini Rio.
Stopped on the way to have a Carajillo(espresso shot with rum), one of my fav Spanish treats! Although they didn’t have the correct rum I was after, the skill he put into making it was very impressive!
After a day of sightseeing, there was no better way to finish it off before preparing for the Saturday night festivities then grabbing some Rose, and a couple pieces of fruit, and chilling on the beach watching all the people surfing. Right before grabbing some pintxo’s, to make sure we had some sustenance.
My intention was to do some surfing while in San Seb, but there was just too much sightseeing to be done, and I had to hop on the train on Sunday and head over to the French side, to beautiful Biarritz… Which only means one thing… Guess I gotta go back there!? Oh darn!! Twist my rubber arm.