Europe · 4 Days · 14 Moments · July 2017

Laura's voyage in Spain

29 July 2017

Day 5 Sat Up 900 quick coffee and hit road back to UK!! Going to be a long day!! Once in France passed by Carrefour for a quick look and bought a fab garden bed in lime green to match my kitchen €19.99!!!! Now have a vague idea for next time ; stay longer??? Drove 11 hours ended up at Ibis Hotel at Bolougne sur Mer so we can get 5 hour sleep before train tomorrow. Note for next time - continue driving through the night!!!!
Day 4 Fri Part 2 I have was totally mesmerised by this little boy with a Ronaldo tshirt who was playing football, controlling the ball, and eventually playing with other kids 3 hours non stop. Better than any international game. So lovely to see kids outside playing. I congratulated his parents; a gifted child. Watched the Basque National Liberation supporters march into the square. The Basque National Liberation Movement prisoners are all those people who have been imprisoned, placed on remand, or otherwise kept in custody due to their illegal activity in support of the Basque National Liberation Movement. Even through this that little Ronaldo did no more controlled his ball despite the crowds. A lovely evening ending up witha cocktail before taxi back to hotel.
Day 4 Fri Part 1 Morning of boose shopping. First stop near the surfers beach where we paid €14 in a one hour parking zone outside Lidl express (emptied their prosecco) but fortunately the warden allowed u to stay an extra hour as we had paid well over the fee. Watched the surfers and ate tortilla with coffee. Interesring drive to surrounding neighbourhood for various shops. A very classy area of Spain. Car full , super lunch at a buffet place consisting of steak, seafood, chinese, so much for €13. Back to hotel to rest by pool then taxi back to old town and sat in the square. The Plaza de la Constitutión lies at the heart of the Old Town. The main building in the square served as San Sebastián’s City Hall until the 40s. The balconies on the colourful buildings that line the square display numbers dating back to the time when it was used as a bullring. Today, however, the Plaza de la Constitución is the scene of busy comings and goings and the setting for major local festivities.
Day 3 Thurs The Basque country is so pretty and this is one of my favourite drives in Europe. The pretty chalet houses and beautiful mountains plus sun ☀️. Arrived at the lovely city of San Sebastian. Sat by the pool for hour before walking 5 km along the beach into the old part of town - so hot! Interesting to see the bars and pinchos typically eaten in bars, traditional in the Basque country. They are usually eaten in bars or taverns as a small snack while hanging out with friends or relatives; thus, they have a strong socializing component, and in the Basque country they are usually regarded as a cornerstone of local culture and society. They are related to tapas, the main difference being that pinchos are usually 'spiked' with a skewer or toothpick, often to a piece of bread. Few cocktails and taxi back to hotel.
Day 2 Wed After a good sleep drove 9 hour in non stop rain, stopping for coffees, lunch etc. Stayed at a super hotel by the motorway that had a great steak house next door. Only an hour from the Spanish border.
Day 1 Tues Abs and I decided to do a trial boose trip to Spain as the prosecco is only £1.74 and wine sooooo cheap at Lidl. Carrefour and Mercadona are superb shops too. Any excuse for some sun ☀️ We collected Abs' best friend Fahd from Heathrow and drove to the Eurotunnel for the 2020 train. Arrived Calais and stayed in a hotel in Coquelles - a dead village at 1000 pm - good job we had eaten at the Eurotunnel!!!

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