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Mar 9, 2007 - Biarritz to Salamanca

Crossed the mountains and headed into Spain. We had a leisurly morning hike around Biarritz before setting off for Salamanca. A little side trip into San Sebastian turned into a traffic nightmare,but we managed to work it out without incident. Driving through Spain was easy going at a steady 130km per and we made it into the classic univercity town of Salamanca by supper time. After finding a great hotel built around an ancient Roman Ruin,we hit the town for a bite to eat. The streets were buzzing with activity. Cafes and bars spilled...

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Mar 8, 2007 - Crossing the Channel to St Malo

The trip across the English/French Channel was fine for me and the kids,but Cat was a little,how do I say ..moved? We arrived in France and departed into the Port town of St Malo around 7:15am and began heading south. As we need to be in Portugal by Saturday we decided to push it to the southern beach town of Biarritz. Managed to find a decent room for the night. Tommorow we will cross the Pyrennese and into Spain. Our little Peugot Diesel is humming along nicely.

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Jul 25, 2006 - Arriving in Biarritz

A further 8 hours after midnight and Paris [and €180 in LPG and Tolls] we finally arrived in Biarritz, to sleeping friends and no accomodation. We spoke to the people at the front desk and they said that they would reserve us a site once someone left, and it turned out they kicked out an Aussie and Kiwi for being too noisy so we got their spot. We got our tents set up and the others had arisen, [Luke and Viola, Chris and Maud had been there since the Friday night] so it was time for a swim. We got to the beach and it absolutely packed, you...

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Jun 30, 2006 - Biarritz

Aaah, back to the coast & the beaches! We couldn't wait to finally get in the ocean again since Greece! We planned to go surfing, but the board hire didn't work out, so instead we swam & watched the hundreds of French & foreigners covering the beaches. After a walk around the lovely town centre, we walked back to the campground to settle in for some drinks before going back into town for a night out. Tonight was a big night for the locals, France was playing Brazil in the WC, so of course every pub, café etc was playing the game. We joined...

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Jun 25, 2005 - On my way to France

Well I didn't plan that far ahead for this part of my journey, I was going to head to Paris today but it was going to cost me 150 euros on top of my rail pass for a cabin as it was an overnight train, so I decided to book a ticket to the French border town in spain of Saint Sebastian. It seemed like a good plan until I started looking for rooms to stay at while in the town for one night and there are none, I guess I'll just figure it out when I get up there or stay up all night travelling on smaller trains as I want to go to Burgandy region...

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Jun 19, 2005 - basque country

what is today... sunday?! ha. we cannot even seem to keep track of the days. we left from paris at 7:25am on a TGV (high speed train) to come down to biarritz. my mom picked us up from the train station and we went straight to her house for lunch. it was the first good meal we have had since arriving in europe. in paris we either guessed what the menu said as it was all in french and got some not so good stuff or we went to places that had the menu in english and it was all tourista food. anyways, moving along... jet lag has began to catch...

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Mar 19, 2005 - Biarritz: Oh how good the sun feels...

I don´t know what it is about Europe but time just seems to fly at meals. Even in the depths of the early morning and over a incredibly mediocre European breakfast Greg and I managed to spend an hour drinking 3 cups of Coffee and eating two croissants... While the coffee and shower prior didn´t really wake us up, the 5 minute sprint to the train station with 40 pound packs on our back after realizing that we had 8 minutes to get to the train station 10 minutes away before missing our train did. Fortunately we are just such amazing...

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Jul 2, 2004 - France - Biarritz - Putting on the (Biar)ritz!

Heading south until I basically ran out of France, I finally stopped just this side of the Spanish border in the little seaside town of Biarritz. It's a cute place with nice beaches and lots of scenic coastline, but it's also a very popular tourist destination for both French and foreigners and as a result it's become a real budget buster. It also has some of Europe's best surfing and was due to host the International Surfing Competition in mid-July, so the place was overrun with an interesting combination of rich well-dressed tourists...

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