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May 14th 2012
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Biarritz is a reputed spot for surfing. So I booked a hostel which had surfboards included in the room price. Unfortunately though, when I was there there was no surf. But, also included in the price was a bike, so that is what I spent my two days in Biarritz doing.

I rode to Bayonne, all around Biarritz and to a restaurant further up the coast. In doing all that I met a guy from Canada who was well cashed up from the oil exploitation going on there. A recurring theme in my travels, Australians cashed up from the mining boom and Canadians from the oil. The amount of money some of these guys are earning for doing menial jobs in many cases is mind blowing. One guy I met from Australia was earning $150,000AUD for driving a truck 200m back and forth all day.

While I was in Biarritz I also saw a miltary parade, in remembrance of French soldiers lost during the 2nd World War and I went on a walk around the coastline. Biarritz is a nice spot, but it is a little bit too comercialised, tacky and yuppified in my opinion.

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