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Leaving Spain......

Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | Views [1059]

The journey: SAN SEBASTIAN-BILBAO-BRUSSELS-VIENNA-BRNO Start time: 10.30am 26th June Finish time: 1.00am 27th June Total time: 14.5 hours After 2 years in Spain, it was finally time to leave. We called a taxi to our house to take all ... Read more >

Tags: brussels, lightning, storm, vienna


Duathlon and Gernika trip

Saturday, 19 Apr 2008 | Views [452]

The duathlon started at 16.00, and having to travel on the 'Euskotren'-or Topo from San Sebastian meant a 3 hour journey even though the bus could get there in 1 hour!. We left nice and early 'cos Gernika is famous for being bombed by Hitler before the ... Read more >

Tags: duathlon, gernika


Gallery: 07/04/08 Oiartzun

Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

Hike
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Gallery: 06/04/08 Gernika and Duathlon

Sunday, 6 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

gernika
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Gallery: 20-30/03/08 Easter '08 South of Spain

Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

Holiday
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Easter again!

Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | Views [828]

This year, as we are leaving Spain in June we decided to make another big Easter trip. This time we're going to Granada, Malaga and Valencia. Unfortunately the holiday didn't start too well. The airline lost our luggage and when we arrived at our ... Read more >

Tags: flight, granada, malaga, marbella, paella, valencia


Sidreria

Saturday, 1 Mar 2008 | Views [1433]

Going to Sidreria's is always fun so when Jess came to visit we took her and her friends to a very traditional one! The new cider was ready and the food was very basic - cod omelette, then cod, then HUGE steak, and then cheese with 'Membrillo' (its ... Read more >


Hondarribia - Passai

Sunday, 10 Feb 2008 | Views [866]

This hike was about 15km and quite mountainous, but the walk was lovely and the weather fantastic. We even met a dog on rute who left his house and came with us for part of the trip! Vendy thought he was great - we both did, and when he'd had enough ... Read more >


Gallery: 10/02/08 Hondarribia - Passai

Sunday, 10 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Hike
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Carneval

Saturday, 2 Feb 2008 | Views [871]

What can i say? The party starts here! Apparently, Carneval isn't celebrated in San Sebastian like in other places but not from what i saw..... We wanted to blend in with the locals so we all dressed up and met at Kevin's house for drinks, walking ... Read more >

Tags: dress up, fantastic, party


Gallery: 02/02/08 Carneval

Saturday, 2 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

party and festival
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Gallery: 24/01/08 Amurrio

Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Hike and cross country running
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San Sebastian day

Sunday, 20 Jan 2008 | Views [422]

San Sebastian day is celebrated on 20th January and is a very strange affair. The people of the town dress up and play the drums for a full 24 hours, starting at midnight, and finishing the next day. The people dress up as soldiers and chefs, and ... Read more >


Gallery: 20/01/08 San Sebastian day

Sunday, 20 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: 25/11/07 San Sebastian Marathon

Sunday, 25 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

Marathon
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Behobia to San Sebastian

Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | Views [1013]

Behobia is a small town on the border of France and Spain, and this famous race is a 20km race from Behobia back to San Sebastain. After finishing in 1h28min during my first year in Spain, it was time for me to improve! I did a lot of training and ... Read more >

Tags: behobia, cider, crowds, sidreria, support


Gallery: 12/11/07 Behobia and Sidreria

Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

Running and eating
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Gallery: 01/11/07 Bilbao

Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

day trip
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Passai

Sunday, 28 Oct 2007 | Views [794]

Our first real walk from San Sebastian, Ryan came to visit and a lot of fresh new teachers joined us for this beautiful hike around the coast to Passai where there is a port and a nice old town which we explored before having drinks and going back to ... Read more >


Gallery: 28/10/07 Passai

Sunday, 28 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

hike
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Los Arcos to Estella and the magical wine fountain

Sunday, 27 May 2007 | Views [2547]

For 3 consecutive Sundays we woke up early to do this part of the 'Camino de Santiago' and afer putting it off every time because of bad weather each week (which only improved later) on 27th May, for the third time, and with only 4 weeks left ... Read more >

Tags: miracle, pilgrims, wine fountain


Gallery: 27/05/08 Los Arcos - Estella

Sunday, 27 May 2007 | Photo Gallery

hike
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The visit

Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | Views [933]

We met Mark in Czech Republic where we all worked in 2005, and being a keen runner like me, he was interested in running the half marathon in Pamplona and visiting me at the same time. My parents thought it'd be a good time to visit too - to see ... Read more >

Tags: pamplona, running, san sebastian


Gallery: 09/05/07 Mark and family in Pamplona

Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | Photo Gallery

Visit and running
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Gallery: 06/05/07 Irati Forest

Sunday, 6 May 2007 | Photo Gallery

hike
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