(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