Travel Blogs from Hendaye
... lunch in a Catalan restaurant. Not very local, but we were hungry, and the albóndigas ("abounding ass" says autocorrect) were succulent. We then walked to the old town and up the Urgull hill, which was used in the past as a vantage point to defend the city. Up there we enjoyed the view and learned about the history of the city, that was ravaged in 1813 during the war between Napoleon and the Portuguese/British. On the way back we walked through the old city center, and ...
... somthing wrong with the water was really dirty. In Biarritz there is beautiful old houses, building and little huts with old shutters. I discovered I loved paella, but Isaac did not go past margarita pizza. In the middle of the sea there was a rock with a statue of Mary on it, and it was called the virgin rock. Then we had dinner, and went to ...
... then dine on duck accompanied by a local red. Very nice. Paulo's is the only eatery here that is open in the evening. There's another reputable restaurant over the road, but they don't open till July for the holiday season. It's quiet and there is only one other couple staying at the B&B. Emmanuelle has left us to it. There's a high wind coming and she needs to get home to her farm about 10mins away. Early ...
... but is now a collection of shops and cafes. Gambling on the chance that one would be able to get good coffee there we stop at Café Hegoa and enjoy a welcome cuppa. Walking on we found a pleasant place on some rocks to while away some time and enjoy the sun. It was with some regret that we left to catch the train, without incidence this time, back to St Jean.
Once we had dined and packed we couldn't resist a final tour of the harbour by night. St Jean is a very pleasant place to ...
... Surfers in the area start their trip in their specially adapted VW vans. I am talking state of the art recreational vehicles. These vans are equipped with mini kitchens, sleeping areas, and surf board storage. Basically they pull up to the beach and open the back hatch. No hotels for these people. I should clarify that it is not only surfers who enjoy the waves. Stand up ...
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