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A bright and early start it was for this adventure off to San Sebastián or Donostia in Euskera, however we began they day with an interesting start! With a completely whacko night in regards to our neighbours coming in and out at every single hour, then the lights flicking on and off due to power issues, we finally awoke to our alarm at 7:30 to where we then realized that there was no electricity at all! That I have to say was an interesting experience, we ...
... cars cannot pass.
-You walk in and hope that there is a table or counter free, because again, the best bars are usually full of people.
-You order your drinks (anything from a beer to a glass of fresh-pressed orange juice)
-You claim a spot, and then make your way to the bar to observe the pinxtos.
-You take or ask for a plate, then fill it with whatever looks good (and EVERYTHING looks good!)
-You show your plate to the waiter behind the ...
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 ...
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 ...
... for it or not.
And it is more than a beach town. It is almost one city with both Anglet and Bayonne, the capital of the French Basque area.
We went to Bayonne first. After the clean white and coloured trim of the buildings we have been seeing lately, it was almost a shock to come back to the colourless ...