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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, ...
... 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.
We had a long drive the next day to pickup and meet Tim & Chester our friends at Bayonne airport (Biarritz) who would be spending the weekend with us in San Sebastian.
We headed towards Biarritz for lunchtime and hit traffic jams for the first time on the trip. We got another cheap lunch by the beach at Bidart which was a surf beach without many waves (similar to Big Wave Bay in HK). Unfortunately it was blowing a gale while we were there so it wasn't tempting to ...
... and sugar and nutella and banana. They LOVE nutella here its just everywhere we look. We also found a massive chocolate and nougart shop near us where Tom bought himself a big slab of white nougat and i resisted buying a slab of the delicious chocolate! The water was still quite chilly so I only stuck my feet in but Tom had a few very short swims. On our last afternoon we found a lovely bar by the beach and drank pina coladas as we watched the sun go down. We were a little tipsy ...
Today Oihane and her family brought me to the gorgeous city of San Sebastian.
Her father described the cities of the Basque Country to me as such: "Bilbao is capital of industry, Vitoria is the capital of politics, and San Sebastian is the capital of beauty"
I am inclined to agree.
From the towering spires of the Cathedral of San Sebastián to the gorgeous "conch" or shell shaped beach, this city is amazing. While walking around the city, ...