The last few days have been ammmmaaazing. I was in San Sebastian, Spain and having a fantastic time there. I went out on Thursday and took a really long walk along the beach and chilled with some Hot Chocolate on the beach. It was sooooooooo awesome. Got a couple of videos too I will try to post soon.
After a nice day of walking and chillin' on my own, I met up with the Aussies (Graham, Sonia and Caroline) at my hostel and we hit up the Old Town with some of the staff at the hostel, Anna and Billie, two Aussie girls who were awesome too. Good times. So we did some Tapas Bar surfing, and got lots of cool different food at the Tapas Bars in San Sebastian, fish, artichokes, anise dip for bread, duck and more. Some ammmaazing food. We had a bunch of the Txakoli wine from the Basque region and some Basque cider which was MUCH better at the bar than the 1.30 Euro stuff I bought the day before (which tasted somewhat like old apples that had been sitting out in the sun and then filtered through some dirty socks... not really all that tasty, haha.) Anyway that rocked.
Friday I left San Sebastian and headed back to Hendaye on the France-Spain border. I then took a combination of 4 separate trains (9 hours total) from Hendaye to Bayonne to Toulouse to Narbonne and finally to Montpellier!! There was an old lady on the train that wanted to give me some of her food because I was on the train for longer than her and there was no food car on the train. I told her "Pas de probleme, je suis manger dans le... previous train"... but she thought I looked hungry!! Haha so she had a tomato and a hardboiled egg, and I busted out a plastic knife and we shared the tomato and the egg! Then she gave me her yoghurt and told me it has "plus de sucre" (too much sugar) for her anyway, and I looked hungry. Haha so yeah, people in France are awesome.
So now I am in Montpellier and it is soooo warm here and so nice/legendary. I met up with Ans again here, and he had a great time at the Sand Dunes and then in Carsconne. Good stuff. Last night we chilled with Michael from Scotland (who I met in Biarritz and then Ans met in Carsconne) and just soaked in the vibe of Montpellier. There are two simultaneous festivals going on here, a hip hop/breakdancing thing (Mix Master Mike is playing here?!?!), and a wakeboarding/extreme sport thing. Totally cool and we're going to check it out before we head to Provence and Nice later next week. Montpellier is freakin' COOL.
Ok now for the photos.
San Sebastian beach
Typical Basque art
Me on the beach
Me chillin' in San Sebastian
The waves hitting the shore
Cool sculptures in the rocks
Graham and Sonia
The Tapas Bars
Having a good time
The dude from the hostel pouring the Txakoli to "airate it"
haha crazy backpackers
Outside in Old Town
Cool atmosphere in Old Town
At Tapas Bar #3
Caroline, Me, Graham and Sonia
Haha the windows had jail-style bars on them, haha
Billie and Anna
At the Bar after the Tapas Bars
Bustin' a move
"Chill Out Room" at the Hostel
Getting the PJs on
Txakoli wine and random food
River in a city along the train route from Bayonne to Toulouse
Awesome mountains from the train, Lourdes, France
Breakdancing Festival in Montpellier
Centre De La Comedie in Montpellier
Fountains and parks in Montpellier
Haha, Ans outside of a restaurant called "Oh Chinios!" (Chinios = "Chinese" in French)
Franglais at it's best... "Le... Street Hot Dog"
Chillin' at an outdoor pub
Michael from Scotland
Beautiful square in Montpellier at night
Ans and I getting some petite dejeuner (breakfast)