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Travel Blogs from San Sebastián - Donostia
Ahh this is the South of France that we had hoped for! A clear blue sky with only the occasional white cloud scudding across . We set out , this time intent on a train journey, to Hendaye, a little town on the French /Spanish border for a day at the beach.
Arriving at the station we purchase our tickets in a hurry noting from the information board that, the train to Hendaye will be a platform two NOW! We dash on glad to have caught it and settle down. As the train moves on, ...
Spanish haciendas that were so popular in Australia in the 70’s (admittedly we
did not travel any further south than Madrid, so maybe they are all there
waiting for us).
We travelled along many minor roads which had two
plusses, we got to see much more of the local villages and we avoided some of
the more ridiculous tolls. Arrived about
lunch time the following day in a seaside resort that looked to all intent as
if someone had come ...
... of freedom of movement. The trip was good & we were entertained by a wee child who spent the time wandering up & down the carriages with one parent in toe most of the trip. He spent the last little while infatuated by another passenger. A very cute dog secured in an orange hutch on wheels. We arrive about 1330hrs, waited 20mins to try & buy our next rail connection, only to be told "NO, you need to go to the other station across ...
... dish here is called pinxtos. These are small morsels of food, mostly bread topped with meat or fish, even tortilla, and some deep fried fish and meat that you buy individually to create your meal. They are laid out all along the bar, you take a plate and choose what you want then show the waiter and he charges accordingly. Can work out to be quite expensive if your eyes are bigger than your stomach. However it was fun to try! The pinxtos bars are always ...
... shopping and little bars. When we were settled in it felt good to cook our own food and stay in one place for a while and have a break from 'travelling.' Luckily we were right near the ocean and in the middle of Biarritz and every day we went for a walk along the rocky cliffs and around town to see what else we could discover. There was sadly no surf for Tom so we had to find other ways to keep entertained. In France baguettes and crepes are eaten very regularly. Our favourite crepes ...