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Travel Blogs from Zumaia
... but is now a collection of shops and cafes. Gambling on the chance that one would be able to get good coffee there we stop at Café Hegoa and enjoy a welcome cuppa. Walking on we found a pleasant place on some rocks to while away some time and enjoy the sun. It was with some regret that we left to catch the train, without incidence this time, back to St Jean.
Once we had dined and packed we couldn't resist a final tour of the harbour by night. St Jean is a very pleasant place to ...
Spanish haciendas that were so popular in Australia in the 70’s (admittedly we
did not travel any further south than Madrid, so maybe they are all there
waiting for us).
We travelled along many minor roads which had two
plusses, we got to see much more of the local villages and we avoided some of
the more ridiculous tolls. Arrived about
lunch time the following day in a seaside resort that looked to all intent as
if someone had come ...
... minutes ago we were in warm sunshine yet as we climb up the path and turn to admire the view, the lake has disappeared into a cloud and we see nothing. Driving back down to the road from the lake we stop at a cave and cathedral. Apparently the Virgin Mary appeared in the cave before an important battle in 722 AD and is thus now an object of pilgrimage. The spring below the cave, the Fuente de Siete Canos ...
Off to meet Elena, a very kind-hearted person I had the fortune of meeting in a somewhat strange way last year. We barely know each other and have only exchanged perhaps three or four emails over the past twelve months, but I always maintain that while traveling, one of the nicest experiences is to see a friendly face, whether you know that person very well or not. Solo travel does that to you - ideally, you would see your good friends along the ...
Left Madrid on Monday and headed off to San Sebastian, or Donostia as the Euskadi call it. I had never heard of the place until I started traveling and everyone was telling me it's just a wonderful place. It's a small surfer town in Basque Country, very near to the French border. I figured there was no better place than to cap off my trip. I drove up with Raphie and his friend Kali'i. It was nice to have the company, but Raphie was ...