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Help with itinerary and hotels for Barcelona and Basque Country

Old Oct 27th, 2012, 01:34 PM
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Hotel Neri looks beautiful; unfortunately they haven't responded to my inquiries. I'll keep looking.

Ira and Kimhe, I so enjoy your posts on the Spain board and have bookmarked many of them. I'm following Ira's latest trip report.

Still trying to decide whether to spend the entire time in San Sebastian with day trips into the French and Spanish countryside, or add a couple of nights to Biarritz.
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Old Oct 28th, 2012, 02:21 AM
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I'm strongly biased towards San Sebastián as I've lived here and visited almost every year since the late 80's, but many would agree that this is the pearl of all Spanish cities and something very special.

Perfect base in a fascinating region with lots of varied opportunities for daytrips. One thing is sure, whereever you go the food will be top quality. The Basques, especially in the Spanish Basque region, are totally crazy about their food. But nothing beats San Sebastián. The world's greatest chef the past decade, Ferran Adria, has said that San Sebastián is the best place to eat in the world "in terms of the average quality of the food, in terms of what you can get at any place you happen to walk into". http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty...rink.shopping2

Some 16 Micehlin star in a city of 180.000, but the most fun would perhaps be to go for the world famous pintxos in absolutely food crazy San Sebastián. All about: http://www.todopintxos.com/home/home.php?lang=en

I like St. Jean de Luz, but otherwise I would look more to the west of San Sebastián for daytrips to the small fishing villages along the coastline towards Bilbao (Getaria, Zumaya, Mutriku, Lekeitio etc). Also wonderful small towns and villages inland from San Sebastián.
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