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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 ...
... 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 arrive in San Sebastián after our last full day on the bus. We settle into our lovely private room that is right in the middle of the very popular old town. We have kebabs for dinner and a stroll around the town to get our bearings.
The following day was the 31st of August. What we did not know was this is an important day for San Sebastián so all weekend there was commemorations going on. 200 years ago a massive ...
... and sangria), and took us to their favourite tapas bars in town. It was very hard to leave, and I had to promise that I would return, but bringing more of my Canadian friends. As I left, I asked one of the staff to tell me a word in Basques that he would want me to remember the hostel by. He chose the word Bihotza, which means heart in Basques. This goodbye was surprisingly emotional and I believe it was because the ...
On our way to Biarritz we stopped for a night in Bordeaux to break the trip up. There was no time for more wine tasting but we managed to explore the little city which was very pretty. The wine regions around Bordeaux seem smaller and more privately owned with not as much history as Burgundy so I was glad we chose Burgundy instead. Driving into Biarritz we passed through the small surf town of Hossegor so Tom could check the surf. There was a small wave but it was quite windy and chilly. ...
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