September 30th, 2007 – by: bderaad
hooola! so last week we went to Biarritz
, France which is a sweet beach/surf town in the south of France and only about a 2-3 hour bus ride from Bilbao! we left early friday morning and walked all over to find our hostel, which was actually very close. our natural male direction compass failed us-a rare occurance. the hostel was sweet and we dumped our stuff and headed out to explore! it was a beautiful day (see picture) and we enjoyed crepes and, as americans, had to get a burger! they have three major beaches that are all a little different but very cool. one is more of a surf beach, another is like a cove, and the last is in front of the main part of the town and in front of the casinnno. we visited of course and danny came out victorious to make up for the rest of us. we also had great dinners and good wine (it is cheaper than water, ask jason about his water experience). saturday was a rainy day (boo hiss) but we met up w/ jb aka bee and her french friends who helped all of us awkward americans order food. sunday cleared up and we actually went to the beach for the day. danny, scott and will managed to rent surfboards and caught some waves in france-pretty cool. then we raced to get to the train station and then picked up a bus back to bilbao back in time for dinner. all in all-good weekend! next up is a day trip to guernica (historical basque city in Spain) and then dublin in two weeks.