Le Grand Monarque
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... up a wee bit late. But Martin became friends with some lovely Spanish Grandmas that helped us pass the time!
A quick trip back and then the fun began for the evening!
We met a group of Erasmus students studying in Madrid from the UK and we had a great time chit chatting and sharing some wine at the Hostel. Turns out one of the girls had done an exchange in Banff of all places and the other had family in Calgary! Small world ...
... the autumn through some sections you just end up knee high in leaves. After the woods the terrain changed back to mountain pastureland. Up ahead we came across a mountain hut built by the Navarra government. Perfect timing to have a break and half a sandwich I'd had made at Hontto. New signposts and a cattle grid just before the hut gave me the feeling that we had arrived in Spain but those were the only clues. No "Bienvenidos a España" sign. ...
My mother-in-law was right about intercity night trains; there is no way you get a proper nights rest. I must have slept a maximum of two hours. As I've mentioned before the last night train I took was from London to Aberdeen around 11 years ago and I quite enjoyed it, must be these inferior continental trains. I had an hour to kill at Bayonne before my next train to St Jean-Pied-de-Port so I sat down at ...
-You spend a few minutes looking at the menu and then...
-You order your food, usually one entree per person
-You receive your drinks, and wait awhile... and then
-You receive your (huge american sized) meal
-You order dessert, and then eat that too
-You ask for the check, pay and then leave.
Now, imagine that you are eating lunch in San Sebastián.
-You walk to the bar, because the best bars are on ...
... stadje Cebreiro. Toen werd het donker. In de verte zagen we de regen afkomen. Het werd verschrikkelijk. De hel van Cebreiro. Stortvlagen en rukwinden op 1300 meter. Maar we moesten verder. Er was geen andere oplossing. Nog enkele korte klimmen en dan kwam de lange afdaling. Nooit meegemaakt!!! Bergaf 7 procent en een snelheid van 7km/h op kleinste verzet, door de felle rukwinden, terwijl de regen in onze gezichten striemde. Verkleumd bereikten we de albergue. Snel ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking