and still all does not go smoothly, but what right do we really have to expect otherwise? After 5 hrs on the train from Paris, and within 5 minutes of our next transit point, (half an hour from our final destination for the day), a train is broken down on the track in front of us and our train stops indefinitely. We are advised to leave the train and catch the local train to San Sebastian.
It starts off empty, but quickly fills with an large and voluble crowd of Basque locals returning home from a football match. We stop at about 30 stations with so many Xs, Ks and Zs in them that I am a little nervous that if we miss our stop, we may end up in Russia.
We do find our stop, but we still need our Eurail pass activated, so have to trawl the town to find the railway station we were originally destined for, to get our stamp, before we can even start out for our hotel.
But we make it, only about an hour and a half late, and the Hotel is amazing. San Sebastian is gorgeous, night and day, and we have been very spoilt so far. I know things are bound to go awry whenever you travel, but I would be grateful for a stress free and drama-less trip to Seville.