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We left behind us the South of France, where we had a nice camping spot with the surf break just down the hill. We met a young couple from Holland and Denmark where we socialised with and dusted off some boardgames we took with us.
The spot was a beautiful area. Surround by great scenery views from the top of the cliffs over the ocean and around, sun mostly out and when the waves were flat spearfishing was the activity Sahid kept himself busy with, while i kept it ...
... out to dinner for as long as humanly possible and were able to dine at an authentic Basque restaurant. It was 8 o'clock, yet we got one of the first tables at Txotx, a traditional Basque cafe, recommended by our guide. By the time we left - closer to 10, the place was filling with locals. A delicious dinner! Becca's corner: Axoa of course! A Basque veal stew for dinner. And piperade, a sauce made of local peppers tomatoes, onions, ham and ...
... and glorious sandy surf beaches. Drove through Guernica, site of severe bombing in the Spanish Civil War in April 1937, with huge civilian casualties, and inspiration for Picasso's anti-war painting "Guernica." Looked for the Gernikako Arbola, a tree representing the soul of the Basque Country, but could not find it (or anywhere to park to go and look). Drove on to Lekeitio for shopping, and to Ondarroa, where we overlooked cliffs and ...
On our last night we both had trouble sleeping, and in the early morning darkness we started talking about what we loved the most about Paris. What we'll remember is:
The monuments and architecture, the history and beauty on every corner.
The apartments, boulevard after boulevard of stately buildings with their wrought iron balconies, every one a different pattern, their chimney pots and flower baskets.
The people, their innate style and ...
... or niceties - her abruptness was over emphasised by some of her English translations. Two guys who were also at dinner and attracted a lot of attention as they kept receiving long distance calls from someone on the hotel phone - even though they both had mobiles. The front receptionist kept yelling at the top of her voice to them that the phone call was for them. I was sitting at the table beside them and noticed one of them had a Barossa Valley shirt on - I didn't chance to ask if ...