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Travel Blogs from San Sebastián - Donostia
Spain's rather perplexing train system meant that it took us a whole day to get to our next destination, San Sebastian in Basque Country (on the Spanish-French border). We had to backtrack to Barcelona to catch a 5.5 hour "high speed" train to San Sebastian. There are only two services between Barcelona and San Sebastian. The first train from …
... 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. ...
... pulled out the power cord, where a few days before
there had been teeming crowds, noisy interactions, busy food places and
hustlers on every corner now it was overcast, there were rows and rows of
plastic chairs all stacked up, the beach was empty, no buskers and even the few
hustlers seemed half hearted, school had gone back and the party had finished!
We continued to travel along the Spanish coast and spent
another night in the carpark of a marina.
... train was already there so we hopped on and we made it from different towns to perigueux and that night we got there at around 7:00 and we saw Carl getting out of his on the other side the road at the train station and we a little chat with him.then we walked home from the station and mum and I went right into the middle of the town and we to the supermarket . We brought the most yummiest food back for tea so we had tea then of to bed ...
... and giggling and taking silly photos one of which is the very lame selfie where I'm trying to work out how to take it! Being in Biarritz was different to the rest of France. The streets are still complicated as well as the language but it was very beautiful and had a relaxing vibe. Two weeks after we left we heard the women's Roxy pro surf competition was cancelled from no waves! I was so sad to say goodbye to France for now but very excited to check our Spain - our next stop San Sebastian.