San Sebastian weekend break with day trips to the Basque Country


Since the world began shuttering its borders simply over a 12 months in the past, Spain has definitely been on my thoughts. Living in Portugal, I’ve all the time taken as a right {that a} quick drive will ship me to the cities, mountains, seashores and culinary gems of Spain – and if there may be one vacation spot that effortlessly encompasses all of these, it’s San Sebastián.

Last summer time, when restrictions eased, just a few of us immediately jumped in the automobile and nipped over the border in direction of Seville. For 4 hours we feasted on dish upon dish of tapas, earlier than raiding the native markets and stocking the automobile with our favorite Spanish treats and tipples.

That has been about the extent of my ‘pandemic-time’ vacationer trips, however these scant moments diving right into a scrumptious menu, supping on glasses of Rioja, and absorbing the energetic Spanish dialog in the background glad my craving – briefly.

Since then, our chats have by no means strayed removed from Spain as we plan our post-pandemic adventures, and the query that retains cropping up is ‘when are we getting back to the Basque country?’ – all the time to the apparent reply, as quickly as attainable.