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Travel Blogs from San Sebastián - Donostia
... br> To get to the beach we had a delightful walk along side the river and a lagoon with egrets and turnstones picking over the falling tides left overs. The walk was planted with a blaze of late summer flowers and it was heavenly to stroll along in the morning sun.
Arriving at the beach, an extensive area of sand with atlantic rollers spewing onto the beach we decided to explore the rocks at one end. Walking along we see a magnificent building which we discover used to be ...
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 ...
... by the city's unusual U-shape, which follows bay it surrounds. We had no map or working GPS, but we knew from our friend, Jack, that we had to tour the Parte Viaja, the old town. So, we parked and wandered until we reached a tourist information spot where we learned that the Parte Vieja was only a block away -- we'd actually found our way straight to it with no wrong turns!! We walked around the quaint, narrow streets until hunger inspired us to make like ...
... 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 ...
... the many the wine regions of France - Bordeaux. Here we had a lovely little apartment run by our host Sophie, who kindly picked us up from the bus stop in the evening when our bus finally rolled in. This was to be our sanctuary for the next two days, especially for me! Unfortunately my sickness still had a hold of me which meant that Cory had to do all the wine tasting and drinking. This was a task he however felt very qualified to do. After a slow start to our ...