I had no idea how beautiful and incredible the Basque Country was.
Donostia San Sebastian seemed to be the epitome of modern Basque culture
and of northern Spanish urban life (along with its equally fabulous fellow city, Bilbao).
I even got to witness/join in a Basque language manifestation parade,
celebrating the work of those who risked their lives to keep the Basque language alive during the 20th century.
I learned so much about the history and culture of my Basque heritage,
but my love and pride was fully solidified when the Basque flag on Monte Urgull lit up in the sunset.