San Sebastian is a vibrant Spanish city right on the Atlantic coast, nestled in the Basque country. From our base in St Jean de Luz in France, it was amazing to be in another country within five minutes. We arrived in the city in about twenty minutes and had no trouble in finding a secure carpark and free loos all underground! The city itself is reminiscent of London, with its elaborate bridges and impressive buildings. I was convinced we would get lost! However, the city felt safe and I was soon enjoying wandering through the boutiques. I was a good girl. I didn't buy a thing! The city is very well planned with a beautiful sandy beach fringed by wrought iron work, reminiscent of a Brighton beach. There were many older people swimming and young people walking with children and jogging. It definitely seems a healthy place to live. All too soon our stomachs were calling. There were quite a few restaurants on the promenade but I had read that the city was full of amazing places to eat : it was time for some research. I have had some tapas in restaurants in England and had a go at making my own so I was interested to sample some authentic dishes. There didn't seem to be a specific area for restaurants but a quick phone check lead us to Kata 4, a tapas and oyster restaurant with rave reviews. There is a choice of racion, a normal portion, tapas or pintxo which is literally a taste. We chose tapas as we were sharing. Here is a dish of rare tuna with leeks. Red mullet and risotto The picture of the octopus doesn't do it justice! It has taken me along time to love octopus. Deep fried the tentacles are reminiscent of chicken, but isn't everything? This dish was tender and tasty. I'm afraid my Spanish is rubbish as I would love to know how they cooked it! What is your favourite tapas dish?