Hotel Cote Basque
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Clean, Small room but I was grateful of a bed after a long trip from Australia. By the time I hit the bed I was ready for a good sleep
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Martine drove us through the Pyrenées into Spain, this morning. We explored San Sebastián and then had tapas for lunch. It was fun to try out our Spanish. We found a great ice cream shop and also bought some souvenirs. From there, we went back into France and spent some time in Saint Jean de Luz. This town is famous because it is here that Louis XIV married Eugenie of Spain, forming the Peace Treaty of the Pyrenées. Lastly, we went to ...
So we ended up in Bayonne before the start of the Camino and it was absolutely beautiful. Of course we didn't know that right away because we arrived at 4:00 in the morning. We ended up sleeping on a bus bench until about 6:00 when the buses started running the next day. When they did another couple our age got on and we sparked up a conversation after seeing their tent. We followed them to a campsite which didn't open until 8:30 and ...
... What is life he says "In the Basque we live for eating" - Rod is in heaven!! - me too, if I want to be honest.
We go all out today and get Oysters, Razor Clams, Prawns and Calamari, truck loads of green beans, melons, tomatoes ohlala. We had a fantastic lunch, went for a walk around the city, came back to a sleep - both of us feeling exhausted. We had another walk along the river this evening to soak up the atmosphere and its going to be an early night.
... Bayonne is renowned for its excellent
hams and we were not disappointed.
sun only sets well after 10 pm, so the streets teemed with moms, dads,
children, infants in strollers and groups of teenagers hanging out at the bars
on the sidewalk watching the world soccer cup games. We explored the streets
and then headed back.
... 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.