This weekend was the start of my June Euro trip with my boyfriend to Spain, Italy and Greece. We left sunny London hopeful for some Spanish sun but upon arrival realised we would be living in our rain ponchos for the weekend. What we thought would be a sun, beach, hike filled weekend turned out to be a tapas, indoor, spa retreat. And I loved every second of it.
It kind of annoys me how much weather can dictate your day / travel plans but more so how much we let it dictate our attitudes. Yes rain can be a major frustration for travellers but the fact is you really can’t change it. All you can do is change your plans and above all keep your holiday spirit!
We started our trip with a well needed rest. What could be better then staying rugged up in doors in a quaint Spanish room with a balcony overlooking the old town. Rain trickled outside over the flower decorated balconies. Now the holiday really begins- mmm time to relax. We spend the late hours of the evening feeding ourselves with unlimited options of pintxos and cheap wine. Saturday we awake to the sound of more rain and take the opportunity to catch up on some long needed sleep. The day is followed by a trip to the most delicious bakery I’ve ever been to, a windy walk by the beach, two hours in the most amazing spa and a shopping spree at Spain’s largest Zara. Nights were filled with more tapas, wine and sangria to warm us up. On our last day we pondered the windy coastline before retreating for more food, gelato, and dinner at a delicious seafood restaurant.
By Monday morning 6am we were heading out from the old town, through the murky cloud cover off to the Italian west coast. Despite the constant rain and cold which limited our wardrobes to pants and jackets, I still loved every second of San Sebastián- from the incredible food selection from tapas to helado to patisseries to the romantic alleys and intimate architecture and the friendly and approachable people. I hope you get to experience San Sebastián one day too- rain or shine.
Here are some pictures from our lovely weekend- enjoy!