It has almost been 2 months since my little north of Spain adventure with my parents and I still haven’t gotten around to sharing the photos with you. A few years ago, I didn’t think I would still be going on holidays with my parents at the age of 27 but seriously, they are the best travel companions ever. At this age, most of my friends are in relationships or don’t have the luxury of receiving school holidays so Mummy and Daddy it is. Fortunately, my parents seem relatively keen on me crashing their road trips and inviting me along. They make the perfect companions, no drunken antics after hours, fights over what restaurant we are going to eat at, waiting for them to sort their make up out or disappearing after hours. It is bliss, well most of the time when my Dad isn’t blabbering nonsense.
We started our little adventure in the city of Santander, pretty uninspiring to be honest with you. I have heard fantastic things about the region of Cantabria itself with glorious beaches and fantastic watering holes but the main city itself really isn’t worth getting too excited about. The time we were there was generally spent strolling along the beaches and scaling the jagged coastal line. I did manage to capture some speculator sites along the way.
The next stop on our travels was the industrial city of Bilbao. In comparison to Santander the city itself was much more cosmopolitan with a variety of different things for visitors to do and see. The old town was beautiful with its quaint little cobbled streets but the key attraction here was of course the Guggenheim. A staggering silver spaceship type building which is the home to some of the most famous pieces of art in Europe.
Final stop and of course my favourite destination in Spain, San Sebastian! I am beginning to lose count how many times I have visited this fantastic city and to be frank, i’m ok with that. Located about 20 minutes from the border of France, San Sebastian is a foodies absolute dream. Pintxos are the local delicacy and if you chose your watering hole correctly, your taste buds are in for a treat. While I was there, I did make a video of every single pintxo we ate with the intension of trying to create a little film. After going through these videos at a later date, they all had to be deleted as it looked like a 3 year old was let lose with her fathers camera.
I don’t want to bore you too much with too much information when I can let the pictures do the talking.
Enjoy. Amy X