Travel Blogs from Hendaye
... he was from, because he was reading a book that I could not figure out the language. He leaned over to me and started talking in English and what turned into a short conversation turned into a 2 hour deep conversation about life.
I learned that Alvaro knows 8 languages on paper and can speak 6 fluently. He went to school for 14 years and has 2 masters degrees and lots of opinions of many things. With a man that interesting sitting beside me it ...
... this part, especially after a long day's walking.
The final part of the trek is fairly even and very picturesque, the Bay of Biscay coming into view for the first time. We again meandered along and finally could hear the buzz lifting up from the coastline as finally we hit Donostia/San Sebastian. We descended the final part of the walk into town and were lucky enough to come out at a bus stop which whisked us across town to the train station where we caught the ...
... Who knew I needed to pack the speedo? Time for some heavy manscaping.
I was met in Toulouse by one of the guides, Terry. He made the drive to Hendaye painless as we talked endlessly about the weeks adventure, past tours and the pro cycling circuit. If he is typical of the guides on this tour its going to be a great week.
As I can hardly keep my head off the pillow I will cut this entry short.
... site in the world. Pilgrims line up to enter the small grotto to touch and even kiss the rock where the Virgin appeared, and to fill bottles with holy water that emerges from the spring within the grotto.
There is still no sign of Miryam. I return to the hotel, but she has already left. It seems senseless to go back to the basilica, so I wait for her on the sunny street outside. When she finally gets ...
... by train takes some 35 minutes; by foot more like 2 hours and 35 minutes. The Petite train at the start of the walk is shown.
The walk commences through woodland then to open land, covered in ferns. Its a steep climb especially towards the summit. We started at the Col ...
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