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Travel Blogs from Biarritz
... sights of the green and white water in the sea.
We then made our way over to the centre for some shopping. Martin was interested in buying an "American Filled" jacket from a high end store but.... he was advised otherwise by me! It was a quick snack, Empanadas and Bocadillos, and then we headed to the bus station to catch our bus back to Bilbao.
While waiting for the bus, it began "Lloviendo a Cántaros" (Raining cats and dogs) as the ...
... kept laughing at me, because I was constantly gasping in delight.
We spent a few hours just walking around and enjoying the views before we went to a few bars to eat Pinxtos for lunch. Let me explain a little bit about pinxtos. They are kind of similar to tapas, but while tapas are usually just a small portion of a food that you can order in larger amounts (or racion) a pinxto is a small delicacy usually served on a slice of bread with a toothpick ...
... amazing fews of the bay. There is a giant statue of Christ up at the summit, very similar to 'Christ the redeemer' over in Rio.
The old part of town has some narrow streets with plenty of bars offering pinxos (mostly seafood but quite a few smoked meats and cheeses)
Visited the museum 'De San Telmo' all about Basque history. Modern building fused with a refurbished church and cloister.
Afer 3 days of solid rain in San Sebastian, I decided to leave and head for Bilbao.
Cycled in to Biarritz the next day to explore the town. Small cove with some very expensive houses and an aquarium perched right on the edge of the bay.
Surfers can be seen along the bay, watched by the shoppers in town. Large waves can be seen hitting the sides of the road and reaching some 100m up in the air.
Spent the next few days here surfing.
... We are in foie gras country and there are a lot of signs for this delicacy for sale at farms along the way, complete with a picture of the poor unfortunate duck.
We stopped for a drinks break in the village of le Houga which like many of the small villages we have passed through has big trucks thundering through its narrow streets perilously close to the buildings and parked cars. The temperature was a bit more like summer, 24 ...