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Travel Blogs from San Sebastián - Donostia
... to Geoff that I thought Hendaye was in the opposite direction. Agreeing, we wait for the train to loop back or shunt out and then head towards its, in our minds, proper destination.
It was not to be and an announcement over the speaker system confirms our fears that this was the train to Paris!! Thankfully it stopped at Biarritz, where we got off waited and caught the train to Hendaye which we would and should have caught at St Jean which was running forty five minutes late. ...
Leaving Madrid to head toward the north coast of Spain we
thought we had encountered the worst of the hills, but no, the van was
confronted again and again with further climbs all of which caused it to
struggle and meant that we were often pulling into the side to let those cars
behind us pass. The scenery was much the
same as the trip into Madrid, very harsh and although I looked everywhere not
once did I see a house that even vaguely resembled ...
... classes this week, kind of. Deusto (my university) has a sort of “trial week” where kids can attend whatever classes they want to try them out before officially signing up. Classes are usually for an hour and 40 minutes, 2 times per week. So yesterday I attended my Tourism and Marketing Management class which seems pretty interesting.
Today I woke up for an 8 am class and it was pouring rain. So I trekked over to Deusto, and got to my first ...
... train. We stood in the isle like dorks watching the seats in our carriage fill up. Lucky for us there were two spare seats unoccupied when the train started moving. We weren't seated together, but no one is complaining when the alternative is the isle floor! Every time the train stopped along the way from Paris to Irun, someone would say "madamsoile, you are in my seat" and I would have to wait until the train began to move ...
... and giggling and taking silly photos one of which is the very lame selfie where I'm trying to work out how to take it! Being in Biarritz was different to the rest of France. The streets are still complicated as well as the language but it was very beautiful and had a relaxing vibe. Two weeks after we left we heard the women's Roxy pro surf competition was cancelled from no waves! I was so sad to say goodbye to France for now but very excited to check our Spain - our next stop San Sebastian.