Travel Blogs from San Sebastián - Donostia
... 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 ...
... price of, accommodation! After the beach we went home to freshen up then headed back to the old city with some recommendations from our host Sagram on good bars and restaurants. Went to Borda Berri first where they cook pinxtos to order - arroz bomba with squid, pork ravioli with apple and goats cheese....all small portions which is great because you can have a few at one place and move on to the next. All this is eaten standing up ...
... reminded me of Noosa when it was first built and had smaller funky restaurants and cafes and was less populated than Biarritz. We really liked the relaxing vibe and planned on coming back for a day.
Finding our apartment in Biarritz was a little difficult and there was no where to park. We ended up parking in an underground public car park and walking all our luggage and groceries up a steep hill to our place. Biarritz is a very hilly surf town but very pretty. There is good ...
... we leafed through a lot of them before finding a small booklet on cycling along the spanish & french sides of the pyrenees but not in them. We bought that one even though it was in Spanish - cec is taking on the translator duties. There was another great one which had really detailed maps but it was for mountain bikes and the route they were showing was off road and gravel so we'd have been having a few punctures ...