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How to Spend 7 Days in San Sebastián

When you visit the beautiful Basque coast during the height of summer, it’s easy to kick off your heels and bury yourself in the beach for a week. But that would be a mistake. Pull yourself away from San Sebastián’s crystal clear waters and explore

Botanika San Sebastian

The Best Trendy Cafes in San Sebastián

If you’re spending any considerable amount of time in San Sebastián – you’ll be looking for a place to take the weight off your feet. A cafe perhaps? You can drink a coffee or tea in almost any establishment in San Sebastián, but have you

Pintxo-Pote Route Map

The BEST Pintxo-Pote route in San Sebastián

So what does Pintxo-Pote even mean? To put it simply, it (very loosely) translates from Basque as ‘just a bit of food and drink’. As a resident of San Sebastián I discovered that this Thursday night tradition has been going on for the course of

Bar Alex: Risotto de Queso y Hongos

Bar Alex is hands down my favourite pintxo joint in San Sebastián. Great prices, fantastic ingredients, perfect menus and astounding staff who go out of their way to insure you’re making the best of their hometown. The Raciones (sides – bigger than pintxos) are the

Casa Senra: Jamón con coulis Patxaran

Casa Senra is a spreading secret on the restaurant scene in San Sebastián. Located on the residential side in Gros, it’s commonly off the tourist trail. I visited Casa Senra for the first time when an acquaintance of mine, a New York chef, was recommended