Hôtel Les Almadies
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... am I getting a degree, do I even want a job?
The last question is moot. A bachelor’s degree no longer guarantees employment, especially one in English. When anyone outside of the English department asks, "What are you going to do with that?" I want to bite their head off. But usually I just smile and mutter, “substitute high school teacher.” Maybe it’s the trace amounts of condescension in their tone.
Unfortunately, the question is ...
... it has no historical significance. It was ironical to see the access steps on the back of the statue, and the TV antenna at its top.
We were lucky enough to see a big swell today, so waves were breaking over the break wall and in the river. Apparently this only happens rarely, although they have had some damage to the sea walls in the last 12 months from the big seas.
On our last night we decided to stay close to home and went to some ...
... of comforting to be back at an Ibis budget. After settling in we walked across the much photographed bridge that connects the two sides of Bordeaux towards the old town area. We were both really surprised with Bordeaux and not in a good way. It reminded us a bit of the bad areas of Turkey, which wasn't great. A few of the streets were nice but there are much prettier cities and the wine bars are just like normal bars but maybe with slightly longer wine lists. It's a bit ...
... Spanish. No way you can understand them. Not even when I broke out my cheat sheet. (Doesn't that scream tourist!). As long as they were smiling and laughing, I felt okay. I like it here. Here is a couple of little fun facts: Hitler had this placed bombed once because he hated it and the people (very angry man). The people of San Sebastian hate Spain. That is why they have chosen to speak their own language. ...
... get our first taste of the famous Pintxos.
This is our last stop in Spain and we have several days here to explore. We've got a list of recommendations from friends, a good book on local restaurants, and a lot of good information in the guide books. The weather forecast looks a bit iffy this week so we need to have some indoor activities mapped out just in case. We'll spend a few minutes this evening mapping out the rest of the ...