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Kingstonian

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Never been to Bilbao. I hear it is a workers city. Galicia next door is lovely. Rains a lot, but Santiago de Compostela is great, as is Corunna. Great fish restaurants and the tomb of Sir John Moore:-

‘Not a drum was heard
Not a funeral note
As his corps to the ramparts we hurried
Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot
O’er the grave where our hero we buried’

Great to see the place as it was a poem my father used to quote along with ‘the seven ages of man’

San Sebastián is on the to do list, but might stay across the border in France.
 

Pimpernel Smith

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Never been to Bilbao. I hear it is a workers city. Galicia next door is lovely. Rains a lot, but Santiago de Compostela is great, as is Corunna. Great fish restaurants and the tomb of Sir John Moore:-

San Sebastián is on the to do list, but might stay across the border in France.
I had visions of it being a dockers town with a sleazy side a bit like the song:


But it's really very pleasant in the centre and I noticed the price of apartments there are not cheap. It clearly rains a lot there and it was raining when I arrived.

Going from San Sebastian to Biarritz might be a good trip. I'm not sure whether Biarritz has deteriorated like lots urban France.
 
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