In 2021, we want to give you some special editions of the Travel Book throughout the year. Whilst there is still so many places to write about, I think it is also really fun to write about actual experiences that I have had whilst travelling. There have been so many interesting stories so I thought what better way to celebrate them then by telling you all about them.
The Adventure of The Croissant…
In December 2018, we went to the west side of France for a holiday and travelled to a lot of different areas. When we were in Biarritz we made a last minute decision to visit Bayonne we loved it so much that we even stayed the night there. I am however, getting ahead of myself, so lets go back to when we left Biarritz.
To get to Bayonne we left Biarritz really early in the morning and got on a bus that went there – it wasn’t that far away so the bus seemed like the perfect option. The journey took us over high hills and look at a glimpse of suburban living in these areas.
When we arrived in Bayonne we were amazed by how pretty it was, with the water running through the centre of town and its cobbled streets. The first thing we decided to do was try and find somewhere for breakfast. We found a tiny little restaurant / bar that had a lot of the locals there so we decided to go in there as it looked popular.
The gentleman who was in charge welcomed us in as we entered the door and instantly made us feel welcome. We decided just to have a coffee and a croissant as we wanted to spend the day exploring. What happened next I don’t think I have ever seen happen before in a cafe or restaurant. Whilst we were drinking our coffee we watched the manager went out to the shop and when he returned, it was obvious that he had gone to the local bakery to get our croissants. Never in my life I have had anything that fresh from a restaurant and it was lovely.
It may be something so simple but if felt a very local thing to do and it felt like we were experiencing a sense of the true world of France. In all my travels I have never seen someone go and collect something up the road to make sure it is super fresh and that is why it stays in my memory.