Premiere Classe Biarritz
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Then the touring began of this beautiful ocean side town. We began with a quick walk along the river to the "Boca" (mouth) of the ocean where we first saw the stunning views of 'La Concha' (The Shell Beach). After a quick tour around the beach, we were desperately in need of some caffeine, so we decided to settle down at a little café with a great view of Bahía de la Concha (Bay of the Shell).
Quick note: This is where ...
My mother-in-law was right about intercity night trains; there is no way you get a proper nights rest. I must have slept a maximum of two hours. As I've mentioned before the last night train I took was from London to Aberdeen around 11 years ago and I quite enjoyed it, must be these inferior continental trains. I had an hour to kill at Bayonne before my next train to St Jean-Pied-de-Port so I sat down at ...
Today Oihane and her family brought me to the gorgeous city of San Sebastian.
Her father described the cities of the Basque Country to me as such: "Bilbao is capital of industry, Vitoria is the capital of politics, and San Sebastian is the capital of beauty"
I am inclined to agree.
From the towering spires of the Cathedral of San Sebastián to the gorgeous "conch" or shell shaped beach, this city is amazing. While walking around the city, ...
... 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.
... sted. Stasjonen lå et godt stykke utenfor sentrum, så vi tok taxi til hotel Amaia. Sjåføren var en gammel franskmann med stråhatt, som brukte en blekksprut-strikk for å få lukket bagasjelokket på bilen. Hotellet Amaia hadde en fin resepsjon og et moderne frokostrom. Men rommene var gamle og slitne, men ok for et par overnattinger.
Vi gikk ned til byen, ble overrasket over at det var en trivelig by, og fant oss et serveringssted og med noe å spise.