brief stop in Spain
(4.9) (25 Votes)
San Sebastian, Spain
September 20, 2004
Pros: Beautiful scenery through the mist.
Road signs!!(or lack of)
Time to update as we have been out of touch for a while. Lots of
train travel and not much time near a computer. Clearly that should
be considered a good thing.
We had such good times in Spain during our hikes in the Pyrenees
(a total of about 2 hours in the middle of a mountain pass) that
we decided that we should spend a few days in a Spanish town. Very
close to the French border in the very north west corner of Spain
lies a small town called San Sebastian. We found a very nice place
to pitch the tent and spent 3 days wandering the streets and walking
on the beautiful white sand beaches. It was pretty quiet as the
tourists had, for the most part, gone home. We enjoyed the old town
where the narrow cobble stone streets are lined with small shops,
tapas bars and groceries. The weather treated us well while we were
Jacquie discovered chocolate churros in one of the tapas bars and
was hooked. Imagine a warm sugar coated pastry served with a cup
full of melted chocolate for dipping. Not a bad way to end a meal.
The food was much cheaper than anywhere else in Europe and we were
happy to try out a few different restaurants. The food was great
and the people were very friendly. Unfortunately for us our Spanish
is not so good and most of the stores and restaurants were staffed
with people who did not speak english. We managed, as usual, with
much gesturing and charade playing.
We are heading back to France where we will spend some time in Bordeaux
and La Rochelle before heading to Paris.
Jacquie and Dave