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Kaixo! Ongi etorri! Ni Professor Szewczynski naiz. Hello and welcome in the Euskara language. No it’s not Spanish, but it is one of the 4 languages spoken in Spain. I welcome all of you to join me in my travels …

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Hola! 16/9/2012 We arrived on Friday, pretty much exhausted.  We registered at the hotel and promptly went  to the Centro Antiguo to find ”pintxos”.  (Ask Profa Martha.) Increible!  Tons of people, tons of fun. Saturday, we stayed close to our new home, familiarized …

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Several of you have asked questions re the language, food, and people.  I have answered most of you directly, but I thought you would all would be interested in these topics. The Language: No.  I cannot speak all 4 languages (Castellano, Gallego, Euskara, and …

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Many of you have asked about Spain in general.  Here are few of the ‘titulares’ (headlines) and topics that are in the news:  Obra maestro de José Tomás en Nimes, corazón de España: Bullfighting genius and legendary matador José Tomás (37):  In …

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19/9/2012 – Preparing for the Pilgrimage. Step 1. San Sebastian

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19/9/2012 – Leaving San Sebastian In preparing for the Pilgrimage, we went to the Iglesia de Buen Pastor where we registered for the pilgrimage.  On the form, it asks how you are going to ‘do’ the Camino – a pie, en …

 

Step 2. St. Jean-Pied-de Port, France

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19/9/2012 We left San Sebastian and headed north to France.   We planned our route so that we could see some of the beautiful beaches in the French resort town of Biarritz.  We were not disappointed! We stopped for a light …

 

More on St. Jean-Pied-de-Port

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I had to write more about this quaint, beautiful, town with narrow streets and even narrower places to walk.  It was busy with groups of tourists, locals, and peregrinos – both hikers and bikers. (A photo of hikers was on …

 

The Pyrenees and Roncesvalles

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We left St. Jean (France) and drove through the Roncevaux Pass .  It is a high mountain pass near the border between France and Spain.  The pass itself is entirely in Spain.  It is a very difficult, 8 to 9 …