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... like the most attractive city, and as a result, we got a taxi to our hostel, checked in (another brilliant hostel with really lovely bedrooms and chill out area ) and spent the rest of the day lounging around, watching the only English channel we could find, ESPN, and making one journey out to the supermarket to pick up some tea. We planned to catch the lunchtime bus the next day to get to our volunteering base, La Coronilla, which is very close to the border with Brazil. The journey ...
... the salad had olives and artichokes ad beetroot in it! One of the most wonderful things I have ever eaten (perspective is a fabulous thing)!!! Although knowing that we were coming back to more pasta and rice this may not hae been our smartest move! But it was still so good!! The place that we stayed in had a bucket shower (apparently it is possible to have a hot one if they stoke the fire and make a donkey!!!!) and no real running water, but there was a bed and it ...
... in at one point, however, there was no ATM that accepted credit in town and we were running low on funds. Therefore if we wanted to escape this place we needed to use our precious cash for purchasing a bus ticket instead.
Whilst I give it a pretty bad rap, there were a couple of things to do here. During our time we managed to walk along the beach to a shipwreck and check out some more bikini ...
... s no 1 place to be.It is beautiful, it was an old Portuguese town. Trouble was, it is so small you can see it all in a day, and we were now booked in for three days! Ho hum. What can I tell you, if you are ever in the area, save yourself a day to look at it, it really is worth it. Do not, however, save yourself three days to look at it! We stayed in a beautiful Posada, as it was my 50th birthday, and we went to a lovely ...
... we climbed up them and saw sealions swimming in the sea... one was basking on the rocks and another was trying to get up to join him... we all just sat down and watched this sealion trying to climb up but everytime he got to the rocks a huge wave would knock him back into the water... after 15 minutes of failed attempts he finally made it and we all cheered!!
There was also a big lighthouse there that you could climb up inside and go right to the top... ...
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- Continental Breakfast