(Good bye) Valencia #5: Hello San Sebastian and Poitiers

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Ater our breakfast it’s time to slowly return to Amsterdam again. After 5,5 hours of driving, we arrived at our hotel in San Sebastian / Donostia (Basque). San Sebastian looks somewhat like Rio de Janeiro with the blue Bay of … Lees verder

PYRENEES #8: HEAVY WALK WITH 29 DEGREES

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After playing some Uno and drinking a few glasses of wine last night, we thought that a walk wouldn’t be part of today’s schedule. Accidentally, I forgot to switch off my phone alarm. At 8:30 hours, we were already enjoying … Lees verder

PYRENEES #7: RUNNING MARMOT

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One of the many great aspects of walking in the Pyrenees are the flowers and animals. Peter even saw an adder (snake). There are many birds, sheep and once in a while, a lizard would cross our path. One animal … Lees verder

PYRENEES #6: ROAD BLOCK

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Still feeling yesterday’s wine, we slowly woke up. We planned a walk in ‘Réserve du Néouvielle’ to Lac d’Orédon, Lac d’ Aubert and Hourquette d’Aubert. Unfortunately, the road was blocked and we had to change our plans. Near the roadblock, … Lees verder

PYRENEES #5: Thunderstorm

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I am happy that I am able to write this blog. Yesterday, during our 5-hour walk in the mountains, we suddenly ended up in an enormous thunderstorm. Beautiful lake We started our walk at the sunny “Pont de la Raillère” … Lees verder

PYRENEES #4: A huge waterfall as a shower

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Although it’s a holiday, you have to wake up early, to avoid the afternoon thunderstorms during your walks. At 8:00 o’clock, Peter and I ordered freshly baked baguettes and croissants. After a tasty breakfast, we drove to Gavarnie for a … Lees verder

Restaurant: Breche the Roland (Gèdre, France 2012)

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Restaurant Breche the Roland. After our first impressive walk, we searched for a place to eat. In Gèdre, we passed Hotel/Restaurant Brèche the Roland (65) by chance. We were pleasantly surprised with a great menu, including ‘potage Garbure’ (soup), duck … Lees verder

PYRENEES #3: Blocked by snow at Col Des Especieres

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Enthused by the descriptions of our “Rother Walking Guide (Pyrenees 2)” we chose for a walk around the lakes of Col des Espécières (2.334 m). We could not reach the starting point (parking) as the road to it was blocked … Lees verder

PYRENEES #2: Appartment with views

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After our limited-but-alright hotel breakfast, we drove for 5,5 hours to Luz Saint Sauveur and checked in at “Domaine Du val de Roland”. It’s a fairly new building with a lot of wood. Our apartment has stunning views on the … Lees verder

Restaurant: Le Versailles (Limoges, France, 2012)

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After we checked in, we had dinner at Restaurant “Le Versailles” at 20 Place D’Aine, a fancy-looking place in the centre of the town. The food was too simple and a bit overpriced, but we had great fun. We gave … Lees verder