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... up with them at the beach midday and decided to have some lunch with them and visit. They took us to a café overlooking the old port area of town. We had the most delicious fish and seafood there. We had a great time visiting with Markel, his young brother, mother and stepfather . They are a wonderfully warm and friendly family. We enjoyed our time with them. We had memorable experiences here in San Sebastian.
... as I tried to pronounce the swear words.
This experience taught me about the parallels between our two cultures. In English it is common to use swear words among friends in a friendly way. A lot of the bad words were direct translations. This small similarity between the two cultures made me feel a little more at home. You never know where those little comforts will come from. Sometimes all you need is a few basque swear words to cure your homesickness.
After a week of focusing on gender roles in the Spanish culture, I have been able to make more observations about the differences. As mentioned last week, I came across a group school kids getting picked up only by their moms with no dads in sight. This shocked me at the time but now I am coming across even bigger issues. The way some of the men treat women ...
Gernika, Guernica, Franco, and Eta: The four things written on the board when I walked into the lecture hall for the presentation on the Basque culture. The presentation summarized the affects of the Spanish Civil War on the Basque culture and how it still impacts the modern society of the Basque country. I have yet to encounter a Basque man, but my general idea of a typical Basque man is someone who ...
... easy to spot, I had no clue how to ask where I could find the closest bus stop. And even if I did, in this residential area there weren’t many people to ask.
In these situations I often found myself wandering back up the broad cobblestone paths against a backdrop of mid-rise apartments with architecture so picturesque it is hard to view them as common housing rather than quaint vacation homes or hotels. I was born ...