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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.
... given point in the day, there is at least one of us sitting at the bottom of our apartment building next to the entrance door using the wifi from the cafe next door. Whenever she sees one of us sitting down there, she gets really excited and talks to us in her most basic spanish for several minutes. She always asks about our families, what we did that day, etc. She tells us our spanish is getting better, which is always reassuring to hear!
We started our ...
... have no seats" which Nathan thought to mean the train had no set seating. When Nathan tried to ask him what he meant, he replied 'Me speak no English). When we boarded Train 8541 from Paris to Irun, Spain we took two seats together, only to be removed by another passenger wanting to know why we were sitting in their seats. I starting panicking! How could they book us on a 6hr long train journey if there where no more seats left ...
... 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 ...