La ciudad de San Sebastián

This post is a bit overdue. I've been sort of lazy about uploading my photos to the computer. But nevertheless, here it is!

Last week I ventured east to 2016's cultural capital of Europe - San Sebastian. We went there for the Tamborrada de San Sebastián. It's a 24 hour festival with street parties and parades touring the city.

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The city is absolutely beautiful. I wish I had taken more photos. It's situated perfectly on the beach and has architecture similar to that of Casco Viejo in Bilbao (will post photos later). The population of the city is about 186,000 and in the summer it doubles. I can see why.

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Not the best photo of the beach. It was raining and I was trying not to get my camera wet. I will definitely go back when it gets clearer and take another shot. I can only imagine how beautiful it must be when there is no fog. 

San Sebastián definitely lived up to it's 2016 title of European Cultural Capital, as I experienced a bit of a culture shock. The city is undoubetly Basque. Being based in Bilbao, I've been aware that I am in the Basque country, but didn't really feel it until I ventured off to San Sebastián. There were very few signs in Spanish (all signs were in Basque), Basque country posters everywhere, and I actually overheard people casually speaking Basque (a first!)! As I believe I mentioned in my last post, I love being exposed to the two cultures. 

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