Silken Rio Hotel

Avda Reina Victoria 153, Santander, Cantabria, 39005, Spain and Canary Islands | 4 star hotel
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Bayonne to Santander 25/11/13

A travel blog entry by alecsmart on Nov 25, 2013

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We left Bayonne at 10.00 am having had a breakfast of fruit! We drove through the Pyrenees via St Jean de Luz. There was a fine rain in the mountains. We stopped for lunch having a tortilla roll and cappuccino. We drove for about 4 hours with the best temperature of 11 degrees. It was still cold. We stayed at the Silkin Rio Hotel with sea views! We …

My first exchange with native speakers (Emily)

A travel blog entry by em_and_ash9394

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Hola todo!

Sorry I have failed to write in our blog for the past couple of days - I have been so busy with schoolwork!

Anyways, I wanted to write today about my first exchange (or "intercambio" as they call it) with native Spanish speakers. Last night, one of my American friends suggested that we eat dinner with some of the spaniards who just arrived at UIMP on Monday. So, we did, and although it is awkward to put yourself out there and talk to new people, we ...

First excursion with UIMP (Emily)

A travel blog entry by em_and_ash9394

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... was also interesting that this church was similar to the churches I saw when I was in France a few years ago.

For our next stop, we had lunch in a town called San Vicente de la barquera. It was a very beautiful town with a castle and a church located in it. I also bought a Cantabria sweatshirt in this town (because it was freezing today to be honest, and I was not prepared). For those who don't know, Cantabria is the part of Spain we ...

Excursion #1! (Ashley)

A travel blog entry by em_and_ash9394

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... one day, but even the replica of the cave was stunning. It gives a lot of insight as to what people thought about and did back then, and it is such a beautiful thing to see. Since they have officially closed down the real caves due to the wearing down of the art from hundreds of thousands of tourists, the replica would have to do. And it was great!

After the museum, we headed out into some of ...

Exploring downtown Santander (Emily)

A travel blog entry by em_and_ash9394

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... candy store with Kindereggs and Chupa Chups (our favorite Spanish candies). We then sat by the harbor for a while and watched all the sailboats in the bay. It was nice to finally explore the town we will be staying in for the next three weeks- and it's such a beautiful quaint little European town. There was even a festival going on downtown today ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Avda Reina Victoria 153, Santander, is near Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno, Palacio Real de La Magdalena, Playa Primera de El Sardinero, and Playa de El Puntal.
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good