Photo of the week: Surf’s up in San Sebastián

Photo of the week: Surf’s up in San Sebastián

In this month’s Local Mission, we’re taking a look back at the moments that made 2014 the Best. Year. Ever. There’s no doubt that most of our favourite memories (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) were made in the summertime – when the living is easy! For surfers, living doesn’t...

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Things to do in: San Sebastián

Things to do in: San Sebastián

The northern Spanish town of San Sebastián is known as a prime destination for foodie travellers, but there’s lots more to see and do than eat the food (although we definitely think you should eat lots and lots of food while you’re there). Here are our top tips for other...

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Street eats: Basque talos in San Sebastián

Street eats: Basque talos in San Sebastián

The Basque Country and city of San Sebastián are not traditionally known for street food — you won’t find lots of stalls cooking and selling on the street like you will in, say, Southeast Asia. (But you will find lots of places specializing in pintxos, which we highly recommend.) However,...

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It’s beer o’clock somewhere: Gross is good in San Sebastián

It’s beer o’clock somewhere: Gross is good in San Sebastián

Let’s say you’re looking for a place to go in San Sebastián that’ll show you a bit more of real life — while still being close to the city centre. And you want great food and even better pintxos. And you’re also looking for the best place to surf. And...

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The Complete Guide to: San Sebastian Travel

The Complete Guide to: San Sebastian Travel

So you’re off to San Sebastian – smart choice! Here’s a guide to everything you need to know about San Sebastian travel, from getting around, to the best local festivities, and cool hidden gems you should check out. Keep in mind that Basque cities have two names, one in Basque...

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Getting To Know the Basque Flag

Getting To Know the Basque Flag

If someone asked you, would you know what the Basque flag looks like? There’s a good reason for it. In the Spanish part of Basque Country, society is divided between Basque and Spanish, and to avoid conflicts, you rarely find any flags flying anywhere – even during the World Cup!...

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Food Friday: Gastronomy Clubs of San Sebastian

Food Friday: Gastronomy Clubs of San Sebastian

San Sebastian (or Donostia, as it is called in Basque) is gaining more and more reputation as a culinary reference in Spain. Visitors who come to the city will find food everywhere, and what might surprise them is the prevalence of speciality “snacks” in local bars. Pintxos are Basque Country’s answer to...

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Food Friday: Olive Oil in Rioja

Food Friday: Olive Oil in Rioja

When people think about Rioja Alavesan, they think wine – red Rioja wine. Over the past few decades, this land has been mainly inhabited by vineyards due to its fertile soil attracting many big wineries. As a result, the region has become internationally known for the wine that has sustained...

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7 Festivals Around The World That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

7 Festivals Around The World That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

We’ve all heard of Carnival, Coachella, and Oktoberfest, but the world is full of festivals, many of which we’ve never heard of. The good news is, the world is big enough for them all! Here are our picks for seven festivals around the world we bet you’ve never heard of....

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24 hours in: San Sebastian

24 hours in: San Sebastian

The city of San Sebastian isn’t quite what you might call a metropolis, so 24 hours in San Sebastian isn’t as daunting as in other cities around the world. Having said that, there’s still so much to do! One thing we can promise you is that you will most definitely...

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