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We had a pleasant breakfast after which we packed up and left Cadaques, ostensibly straight for San Sabastian, on the north coast of Spain, a long drive. But, at the last minute we decided to go north along the coast to El Port de la Selva. This is a decision I will never regret. The hotel manager where we stayed mentioned that it was sort of …
- Private "gastronomical societies" where MEN ONLY gather to cook, eat, sing and gossip.
- It's been called a place for 'the pretty people' and the toast of La Belle Époque.
- Declared Europe's Cultural Capital for 2016.
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Our day in a word ... leisurely. It was a two-nap day.
We were ...
San Sebastian is the place to go to holiday and get out of the high heat of Madrid. At one time this town was the playground of the rich and now it's more of a resort (but highly populated residentially also) location.
The weather was in the 70's which was perfect and a nice respite from Madrid's heat.
We spent a day wandering around, we went ahead and took the bus tour which helped us get some perspective as to how large a town it is.
There are ...
... with creamy cheese and anchovies. I went on a few tours with a local company called Go local tours. One day i spent riding on a bike around the city the other day i went on a hiking trip. I met a great bunch of people during my visit to San Sebastian. I stayed in a pension. I didn't meet a lot of people. However, ...
... cable car, the rest of us power up on the bikes, big mistake, my little chicken legs struggle big time. Even Ganzer can't do it, we rest frequently, bar Chris who does mountain biking, he powers ahead. Eventually we make it to the top, jelly legged and sweat drenched.
We go on the ghost cars, precariously walk up stairs to the lookout section where there is a bird display, birds of prey, it's sad to see them chained up and unable to fly away. Going downhill ...