Mercure San Sebastian
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We made it here today at about 13:00. It is strikingly beautiful. We are staying in the Hotel Mercure Monte Igueldo in rooms 120 and 121.
On the drive here, in the last 80 or 90 kilometers, we went through 21 tunnels. It was like tunnel-rama! After checking in we went to our room and unpacked. The hotel is on a high point. Somewhere I read …
... Banner" in the middle of Bilbao where we was given the best "Self Clap" applause in appreciation of his work! JAJAJA, good times!
Then after some running, waiting, bridge crossing, story telling, sandwich eating, snack tasting, we realized that it actually was 6:30am and we had to get at least 3 hours before the alarm clock woke us up at 9:30am!
After a hiccup in the morning regarding Un Ladrón, we made our way to the ...
-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 ...
... amazing fews of the bay. There is a giant statue of Christ up at the summit, very similar to 'Christ the redeemer' over in Rio.
The old part of town has some narrow streets with plenty of bars offering pinxos (mostly seafood but quite a few smoked meats and cheeses)
Visited the museum 'De San Telmo' all about Basque history. Modern building fused with a refurbished church and cloister.
Afer 3 days of solid rain in San Sebastian, I decided to leave and head for Bilbao.
Drove on south to Biarritz stopping for some surf along the way. Biarritz is one of Europes best surf locations and its easy to see why. Giant waves can be seen all along the coast, and during the 3 days I was staying the surf only got bigger.
Stayed a few miles north of Biarritz in a place called 'Anglet'. Giant Aire for campervans, and the T4 was without doubt the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed