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Travel Blogs from St-Jean-de-Luz
... Dichos" began! Ones to remember: El Gato Encerrado, Un pájarito me dijo, Es ist etwas im Busch, Wer dem Pfennig nicht erht, its den Taler nich wert and many more over the course of the day! And somehow our day was filled with "Calcetines, Cinturones, cajones, palizas" and other seemingly easily forgettable words!
After the great start to the day and a stomach full of caffeine, we headed out to walk along the Paseo de la Concha ( the Beach ...
... platform further down from where the train was stationed and seemed a little apprehensive to get on probably because they'd never seen such a small train but the destination indicator on the side of the train confirmed this was the right one. The journey to SJPdP was very picturesque with mountain views and flowing rapids. It reminded me a little of the views in the film Deliverance with Burt Reynolds ...
-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 ...
Upon driving into Spain it started raining. Day 4 in spain as I write this, and it is still tipping it down. All footwear is now soaked, as are both my jackets, trousers and socks!!
Gave up waiting for the rain to stop and walked into San Sebastian. Nice city based in a sheltered bay with two large hills at either end. One has a small furnicular railway taking you to the top, the other is a more tiring walk through rivers of water flowing
down the footpaths. The summit however ...
... of tiny delicious mussels! And Gary had bought a bottle of aperitif made from sloe plums that they make gin with. Blimey! Concert in the evening. There had been alluring posters advertising a concert of community singers singing traditional Basque songs of the sea, of love, religion and politics. The people are wonderfully political and culturally proud, challenge everything, independent of spirit and ideas, don't take kindly ...