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As one of my last excursions in San Sebastian, I decided that hiking Mounte Urgull to the large sandstone statue of Jesus was something I couldn't pass up. With the many comments I had heard about the routes to hike up the mountain, I was determined to find the paved and windy road facing the ocean to go up, and take the shaded steps leading to the docks to go down. I encouraged my group to take the ...
The bad news rang in our ears as we tried to decide what to do next. Our bus driver just told us that we wouldn't have enough time to hike up to the Island of San Juan Gaztelugatxe if we needed to catch the last bus to Bilbao. Jericha, Cecily and I traveled a little under two hours by bus to get to the tiny town of Bakio to start our hike, however due to some miscommunications earlier on in the day, we missed the early start we were aiming for. ...
... it is because the contemporary manifestation of Basque nationalism was born out of the constraint and peril of Franco-centric Spanish nationalism, and therefore may appear noble and justified in theory. However, whatever magnanimity existed in the antecedent forms of Basque nationalism seems to have been degraded or altogether lost in the disquieting shadow of the ETA.
... country, there are
still commonalities that can be observed throughout everyday life. Humanity for
instance and the state of existence and appreciation are the same in all
countries. The differences that exist for each country are what makes them unique
and allows for tourists and travelers alike to not only immerse themselves in
the new culture but find little pieces of their hometown in there new
surroundings as well. ...
... city and it decides to start raining - grump - so bowl into a bar for coffee and dessert and spend the next few hours there - they serve Pecharan by the cupful!
Finish the day with a blast - wandering back - hear live music - people dancing under a verandah (it's raining) and my buddy is filming and I decide screw that's let's dance with them! Absolutely no idea what we were doing other than some Basque folk dance. Some locals kept us straight at times ...