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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.
... across the road saying something we couldn't understand, we attempted to tell her the bus would only be another five minutes, and hoped that was what she was asking. She sat beside us and got a lolly out of her bag, but not before she offered it to us did she eat it. The Spanish I found are very lovely people, just like this old woman sharing her sweets with us. We had an uneventful day just wondering the streets taking photos and looking ...
... 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 ...
Yesterday was rainy, today is the opposite - hot and sunny! We started with a breakfast in the boulevard and then took a taxi to the bus line office to buy tickets to the Bilboa Airport. Sundays start slow in Spain but when we got back to our pension there was a steady stream of people walking to the beaches.
Debbie and I needed to buy Ryanair airline tickets online as they offered the best price. Of course the reason ...