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... of different dried fruits. I enjoyed both these desserts but thought Travis' were better.
We also had an extra dessert since we told Chef Pedro that we were on our honeymoon (he came by all of the tables -- didn't seem to be able to understand Travis). It was a delicious layered raspberry cake with a candle (nothing special about the candle, surprisingly). Not sure what all the layers were, but one seemed to be ice cream. Very appreciated gesture ...
... And in that shop I didn’t see a single Spanish flag for sale, but I did see some Basque flags for sale. Based on the mentality here in San Sebastián that we are in the Basque Country and not Spain, I would have expected there to be a Basque flag hanging on that flagpole. Once I saw it I immediately wondered who hung the flag. Was it a school or maybe it was in front of a government building? I couldn’t see what the building was ...
... and French translations. Not only were they
catering to American tourists but French tourists were also accommodated for.
This trend seemed to exist at all the restaurants and cafes we visited that day
in Barcelona. The idea of two Spain’s grew prominent in my mind. San Sebastian,
in my opinion, was not a city past its prime but was a city that remained true
to its roots. The coastal ...
... he made it illegal to speak Basque in public or show Basque symbols or even display the Basque flag. Penalties for these actions included jail time for men and a shaved head for women.
After the brief history lesson, we were then taught about the formation of ETA. A group originally founded by a group of intellectual students who wished to preserve Basque culture. Their idea of action was graffiti ...
We left Spain and drove for about 20 Kms and reached the French border. All the border crossings have been a non event with not one official stopping us.
We arrived at Bordeaux, found our hotel and had to quickly drop the luggage off before taking the car to the our final drop off point. It served us well with over 5000km clocked up, 6 different countries visited in 7 weeks and no ...