Well, here we are in Europe
Trip Start Sep 16, 2009
15Trip End Nov 25, 2009
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Where I stayed
Our hostel was pretty cool. It was a really big building with 2 stories and courtyard in the middle. It had about 18 rooms with 5 bunks per room! The decorations and design were kind of a Spanish-Moorish style. That night we decided to nap for two hours and that turned into five... then went in search of food
Then that night we walked around the part of town we were staying in, which apparently were some main parts of town and some big squares of the city. Last adventure of the day was our hostelīs bar, which was filled with young people from all over. We met a nice French girl named Emilie who spoke decent Spanish and very little English. Our conversation was simple and fun. It seems like whatever language you speak, you can really convey a lot through body language... facial expressions, hand gestures, etc.
Yep, this is what traveling is about. Challenging but fun language barriers. Instant new friends. The sticky situations you find yourself in where the only way to get out is to take them lightly and make a game out of them. Questionable food. And the overall goodwill of and participation in the greater global community.
So, immediately Emilie gave us her sisterīs contact information, in Paris, and said we should call her when we are there so we can hang out and have drinks with her.
The next morning we rushed to the train station and missed our train, which was ok because we got another one a half hour later. Our original plan was to go to Aix-en-Provence, in the south of France, but it didnīt work out with the train schedule like we thought it would
On the way to San Sebastian we stopped in a town called Valladolid. We had about a two hour layover, so we walked around the city and through a beautiful park. We stumbled upon some peacocks that seemed so used to people, they would walk almost right up to you (probably hoping for some food). We also spent some time next to a beautiful fountain and weīve been taking a lot of photos with Warrenīs new camera. See pictures.
So now we are in San Sebastian. Read our next blog to hear about more exciting adventures!
Thanks for reading!
Emy (& Warren)