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Travel Blogs from San Sebastián - Donostia
... to Geoff that I thought Hendaye was in the opposite direction. Agreeing, we wait for the train to loop back or shunt out and then head towards its, in our minds, proper destination.
It was not to be and an announcement over the speaker system confirms our fears that this was the train to Paris!! Thankfully it stopped at Biarritz, where we got off waited and caught the train to Hendaye which we would and should have caught at St Jean which was running forty five minutes late. ...
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 ...
... the evening. Showered & ready to go we eventually decided to walk back to the old town to eat at one of the recommended cafe/ restaurants only to find them so full, noisy & frantic that we opted for a place we could sit & be served. In retrospect it would have been wise to either eat at the hotel or across the road & save our energy rather than our money. However, we would have missed the changing face of the boulevard in ...
... but its hard to arrange meeting people without Internet available all the time. ----------- Made it to Pamplona, we managed to find a powered camp site just out of town which will be home for the next 2 nights. There is a bunch tour groups staying here for the running of the bulls. Apparently we have to be up early to be in the town San Fermin by 630am for the festival start at ...
... reminded me of Noosa when it was first built and had smaller funky restaurants and cafes and was less populated than Biarritz. We really liked the relaxing vibe and planned on coming back for a day.
Finding our apartment in Biarritz was a little difficult and there was no where to park. We ended up parking in an underground public car park and walking all our luggage and groceries up a steep hill to our place. Biarritz is a very hilly surf town but very pretty. There is good ...