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Wednesday, July 29, 1998
San Sebastián, Spain
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San Sebastián, Spain:
Latitude: 43° 19' 12" North
Longitude: 2° 0' 41" West
Altitude: 27 feet
From Seattle: 5792 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Hostal San Sebihaic

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Today's Travel:
Country: Spain
Region: Pais Vasco
Weather: Overcast / Mostly Sunny

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Beach and Old Town East end of Playa del las Concha, San Sebastián, Spain

Isla de Santa Clara, Monte Urgull, and the statue ofthe Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Playa de Ondarreta, San Sebastián, Spain

Public Art: Wind's Comb (?) San Sebastián, Spain

Looking down at San Sebastián Monte Igueldo, San Sebastián, Spain

Looking down at San Sebastián Monte Igueldo, San Sebastián, Spain

Coast, East of town Monte Igueldo, San Sebastián, Spain

Punta Arrico Bajo Light house Monte Igueldo, San Sebastián, Spain

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 475
Linear Dist: 76166
Countries Visited: 33
Regions Visited: 132
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Hotels: 96
Friends / Family: 154
Camping: 41
Hostels: 134
Transit: 49
Beers: 1861
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Journal Entry:
Overcast again. Instead of trying to figure out what to do with the clouds I opted for an early big pizza lunch. After lunch the sun was starting to peak through so I decided to explore. I hiked the length of the beach, then up Monte Igueldo. To my surprise I found a small amusement zone at the top (think Balboa in the old days). I skipped the various midway games and the rides, but the view from the top was absolutely stunning. San Sebastián is in an absolutely stunning environment. As I was at the top the sun came out in full force and it started to get warm (nothing like Madrid, but still in the mid-80's) so I decided to take the funicular down to the beach. The rest of the afternoon was spent lounging on the beach. It is amazing how therapeutic the beach is, I feel a lot better, and I didn't even know I was feeling bad. Around midnight I walked into town to experience the end of the Jazz festival. The big / free stage had the Blues Brothers. At least they were supposed to be (I know John Belushi, a.k.a. Jake, is dead - but that didn't seem to matter), they looked right, but they didn't quite sound right. Also I doubt Jake and Elwood were that fluent in Spanish... still a fun ending to the day.


Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in San Sebastián
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Spain
CIA World Fact Book: Spain

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