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 ...
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 ...
San Sebastian would have to be about the most perfect spot for a holiday with the lot.
Sun, sand, surf, shopping, historical buildings, majestic views, fine and interesting foods and close (relatively) to other European delights. All without the crowds and prices of other more popular European resorts.
We spend the day walking, eating, exploring and sunning on golden sands.
This would have to be a place to revisit at another time.
... Spanish patch to get for our bags. We were a bit confused and was sure all the patches we seen in the shop weren't actually the Spanish flag, as the colour was slightly different. Stacey said she thought it might be the basque flag. Stacey was right. Basque is a place in Spain that want to be there own country, on signs and on walls you will see it spray painted saying this is not Spain. But they have not yet become their own country. I think ...
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. ...