After this we had the chance to peruse the shops at our leisure and stroll along the quaint little streets. We were also lucky enough to see a cycling race called the Clásica de San Sebastián which was taking place that day and has been held annually since 1981. Later we sat on the wall by the Marina at dusk and enjoyed the view before heading back to the hostel.
The city happened to be in the midst of festivals so there weren’t that many buses and we just managed to get the last one back at 9pm. The problem was that there were so many people that we couldn’t see where we were meant to get off and missed our stop but luckily the bus driver dropped us off near to where we needed to be and after a slight confusion about where we were we managed to find our way back. I enjoyed having dinner in the hostel and chatting to people of all nationalities. (I shared a dorm with girls from France, Israel and Holland!)
The next day I headed out on my own and explored the city a little further. It really is a beautiful place! I also had the opportunity to go to mass in the cathedral which was a very interesting experience because part of it was conducted in Basco; the regional language of the Basque country. I strolled through a lovely park, saw Zurriola beach and then made my way back to the train station by walking along the river.
After a long bus journey back to Zaragoza I was pretty exhausted but I really enjoyed my time in San Sebastián and would recommend it to anyone 🙂