I hope when I return to the States in five years (joking…kinda) that I will live in a city where owning a car is not a requirement for general life, employment, and existing. I love love love public transportation! With your two feet and a metro pass, you can get all over the city in no time. That said, after walking for ten days on the Camino, I was pretty happy to be in a car heading to the beach – not walking. I needed a few days to let the legs recoupoerate and wear flip flops. I also needed a pedicure.
We headed to the Northern coastline of Spain to check out the food scene and the beaches! San Sebastián had the softest sand my toes have ever felt!
I love staying in AirBnb’s because I can cook and make healthy salads. After all the bread, cheese, beer, and wine on the camino three meals a day, I was more than ready for clean eating, huge green salads, and not eating out at restaurants. There were a few health-conscious cafés that I found, so I got some green juices in. Yoga was calling my name, and I found a studio nearby in Santander.
San Sebastián is a foodie haven. Small pintxos (tapas) line the bars, you select whatever you want along with a copa (red wine) or caña (beer), and the bartender somehow knows what you selected and how to charge you at the end of the night. I’ll never again take for granted automatically getting water with a meal. Some nights I would get home and realize I didn’t have a sip of water the entire evening!
These were my last few days in Spain.
I love this country – the people, the culture, the language, the beaches, and how inexpensive it is!
I had internal conflict to decide if I was going to explore Southern Spain for a few more weeks and keep the language training up, or if I wanted to move on to new countries. New countries won, and I headed to France!!
Thanks for following my journey along with me!